A battle-scarred father. A disillusioned daughter. Can a grieving widower rebuild his splintered family to find peace at last?

A MAN CALLED SMITH takes place in South Dakota, 1949. WWII veteran John Smith longs for the life he lost after the tragic death of his wife during childbirth. But in the desperation to provide for his two small children, he is manipulated into an unsuitable marriage by a young woman with a dark neurosis. Tormented by his own grief and the ravages of war, John is blind to his children’s turmoil and pain. Washington State, 1964. John’s sixteen-year-old daughter Calla dreams of a life beyond her vindictive stepmother. Forced to care for her younger siblings with a list of household demands larger than she is tall, Calla knows it’s only a matter of time until she can escape the abuse and begin anew at college. But her dreams crumble when her heartless stepmother claims the college
fund for her own selfish purposes. As John fears he is too late to stop the war within his home, Calla vows to build a new life worth living. Can John survive the consequences of war on the home front? Can Calla find the strength to rediscover the meaning of family?


A writer from a young age, Tanya E Williams loves to help a reader get lost in another time, another place through the magic of books. History continues to inspire her stories and her insightfulness into the human condition deepens her character’s experiences and propels them on their journey. Ms. Williams’ favourite tales, speak to the reader’s heart, making them smile, laugh, cry, and think.


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48 thoughts on “A MAN CALLED SMITH by Tanya E. Williams – SPOTLIGHT & GIVEAWAY

  1. I don’t do New Year’s Resolution. It’s always broken. I do start refreshed and try to accomplish things I want to change.

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  2. I don’t believe in the resolutions because I always have goals I’m adjusting and refining. It’s more real and obtainable method as I evolve throughout the year!

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  3. I normally dont naje any bc i break them but this year i viwed to quit smoking .. Im only smoking naybe 4 a day. Im getting there, i hope

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  4. I’m just focusing on the present and the future and not dwelling on all the sadness in the recent past. I need to move on!!

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  5. Well, my goal is to do a great job on the closets. So far, I’ve gotten rid of two coats. I’m going to have to wait for a “ruthless “ day.

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  6. I actually don’t do resolutions anymore. I started going to the gym here at our local hospital, they have a wellness program and so I joined their gym, so since September I started going, so I will continue to go, I also know that I need to start drinking a lot more water for my on good and health, so , so far I am doing good, now this is for my own good, so I will continue doing this. Happy New Year to you. Thank you for sharing about this book, it sounds intriguing and like a very good page turner. Have a Great weekend . God Bless you.

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  7. Well, my year started not the way as I planned. My island Puerto Rico is having earthquakes everyday since Diciembre 28. So because of many things physical and emotional I’m behind my goals. But I’ll be getting there. Positive mind positive thinking and a lot of faith and hope.


  8. I don’t make resolutions. I do however have a theme for this year. I am “Seeking Guidance” on some very important things👍😀🤞🍀✅🙋🏻‍♀️

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  9. Never have made resolutions but I have a lot of goals I wanted to achieve this year. So far, so good! Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

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  10. I didn’t make a specific resolution, but I have a list of 20 goals/experiences I want to complete during the year 2020. I’m already working on making plans for a beach vacation with my family and am looking forward to it!

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  11. My resolution is to be kind to others. Also to finally get my home in order-clean out closets and donate to charities. I would love to read this story.

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  12. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions years ago. I never kept them, so why bother? Thank you and Suzy for this chance.


  13. I don’t make them any more I just tell myself that I will try to be a better person then the year before


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