I try not to read reviews but friends & family sent me some gems this week and I couldn’t resist peeking! I’m so grateful to everyone who takes the time to post. As a debut author in 2018, in can be hard to get traction, so writers appreciate even a one-word review—trust me!
Stanford Magazine, July Issue: “Character-rich…satisfying beach-vacation read.”
I took my first fiction-writing class at Stanford so this one is especially meaningful.
Long and Short Reviews: July Book of the Month
“Many moments are evocative, but never overdone, never theatrical. It’s definitely a novel one can re-read, and find new nuances each time. It is hardly light entertainment, but it is enthralling. Doan is a masterful writer; on style alone, I must give this 5 out of 5 stars.”
Fresh Fiction Wednesday Reads: Featured on ABC/WFAA-TV:
“As adults, Laura and Casey have always held on to the things that happened during those summers, but the women they’ve grown into are believable and fully realized, too. It’s a thought-provoking, nostalgic, and intriguing debut. I look forward to more books by Amy Mason Doan!”
“The writing was extraordinary, intricate, and arresting. I was more than satisfied by the ending but would have happily read another 384 more pages. Amy Mason Doan has crazy good word voodoo.”