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By Ralphine Major

“Heart to heart with God, surrounded by His capable hands, is a place of peace, rest and comfort for the weary.”  This is one of many inspirational thoughts found in Knoxville native Lesa K. Smith’s “Love Letters to America.”

The book is somewhat of a road map for life, covering a wide range of topics from abortion to divorce to schools, evolution, and missions.  The author draws on her life experiences and shares personal details throughout the book.  “The Adoption Option” chapter is particularly personal since Smith reveals that she is adopted.  She speaks candidly when telling readers that as a young wife and mother she left the church for awhile.  Readers can  draw encouragement from following her return to God’s House.  From her mission trips to Portugal and Venezuela, it is clear she has a heart for sharing God’s plan of salvation.  The author strives to help others learn that “knowing and having a relationship with Him and serving Him is the key to fulfillment in this life.”

“Love Letters to America” is only $3.99 per e-book and is available on Barnes & Noble and Amazon online.  Smith says she has lived in Fountain City all her life and likes to tell people “I have really gone far!”  Her book would be a great inspirational Christmas gift.  For more information, go to www.loveletterstoamerica.org, and watch for upcoming announcements about possible book signings in the spring.