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Critical Praise

"The Miracles of Santo Fico is a sweet and charming tale of ancient deceptions, diverted passions, and the regenerative power of love."

——Michael Golding, author of Simple Prayers and Benjamin's Gift

"Charismatic and enchanting characters, Italian scenery, and long-held village secrets make this first novel entertaining and delightful.....a fast-paced and amusing novel."


"In his debut novel, Smith creates a fine balance of magical whimsy and earthy realism that ultimately brings the residents of Santo Fico renewed spirits and the ability to forgive each other and themselves....Seasoned with vivid, appealing characters."

——Library Journal