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Lady Sunshine

A Novel

by Amy Mason Doan

Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan X
Lady Sunshine by Amy Mason Doan
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  • Publishes in USA 
    Jun 29, 2021
    352 pages
    Genre: Novels

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  • Mary L. (Greeley, CO)
    I could give it 10 stars!
    While I can rate many novels 5 stars, there are only a very few I regret leaving at the end. "Lady Sunshine" is such a novel. From the beginning, the major character Jackie metaphorically takes the reader by the hand into her life in 1999 and back to the summer of 1979 into the lives of her Uncle Graham, Aunt Angela and, especially, her cousin Willa weaving late adolescence, music, domestic violence, the Pacific Ocean and the way love, thought lost, roars back into one's life like the tide. If you read just one book in 2021, read this one!
  • Vicky R. (Roswell, GA)
    Loved this vibe
    My genre is usually a great psychological thriller but I lost myself in this bohemian world of musicians, surfers and artists. The author wrote and created a free spirited world you could actually feel...The 70's in California...what is better than sun,surf,and secrets...start reading.
  • Melanie B. (Desoto, TX)
    Good Suspense in 1970s Northern California Setting
    I was attracted to this book for the 1970s California music setting. Jackie as both narrator in 1979 and 1999 keeps the tension building toward the surprising conclusion. The story has just enough suspense to keep the reader turning the page and also provides a descriptive backdrop of the ocean, beach and natural surroundings. I enjoyed this book.
  • Barbara H. (Thomasville, GA)
    Mixed Feelings....
    I liked this book and did not like this book. I felt there was a flaw in the relationship between Jackie and Paul - I found it odd that she shared nothing with him about her past and relationship to the property she inherited - nor any information about the property she inherited.

    I found it even stranger that when Paul showed up at the property he was not totally shocked nor showed hardly any emotion, There were also a couple of writer inconsistencies I noticed - wonder if anyone else did?

    But as the story moved on I grew fonder of the characters and let myself get enveloped into the story.

    The end was a surprise, however I did suspect that may be the outcome.

    But all-in-all I really did love the story and the characters and the overall theme of the story.
  • Portia A. (Monroe Township, NJ)
    Almost Good
    I enjoyed this book in parts, but I felt that the author left too many clues regarding the ending...I wanted to be surprised, but I wasn't at almost good read.
  • Paula J. (Bath, ME)
    This book has a great setting; I like the 70's background. Most of the main characters were fairly well developed (Shane needs work, though). I found the main character to be a bit much of a drama queen/worry wart/black cloud. There is a lot of building of tension that doesn't necessarily resolve well.
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