|Praise for LADY SUNSHINE:
Chosen as a best book of summer by LitHub, PopSugar, GoodReads, Parade Magazine, The Glitter Guide, The Satellite Sisters, Fresh Fiction, The Girly Book Club and more.
“Amy Mason Doan creates a whole world and mood with her exquisitely crafted novel, LADY SUNSHINE. It’s replete with late-70s nostalgia and Doan masterfully renders the lives of musicians and those who are drawn to them, no matter the price.
“This book is gorgeous. It’s part gold-drenched, nostalgic dream, part ingeniously spun mystery, but what I love best is the female friendship at its heart.
“With a winning combination of lyrical writing and a page-turning plot, Amy Mason Doan chronicles the evolution and mysterious demise of the friendship between two young women at the California estate-cum-commune of a renowned musician.
“In LADY SUNSHINE, Amy Mason Doan has crafted an engrossing tale of secrets, memory, music, and the people and places you can never outrun. This novel will transport you to the ‘70s and summertime magic and a long overdue reckoning. A fantastic summer read.”
“Music and nostalgia make LADY SUNSHINE a feel-good book, and who at this moment doesn’t crave a little comfort? The filmy past and unfinished business are Doan’s recurring subjects, and in LADY SUNSHINE, those themes emerge like sea glass…”
“Anyone who knows the joys of an intense friendship will revel in reading LADY SUNSHINE…Friends, family, memories, and secrets make the perfect ingredients for this luscious read.”
“Unfolds with an artful combination of lyrical writing and twisting plot…”
“Doan paints Jackie as a sympathetic, heartwarming narrator…Fans of Crossing California and Daisy Jones and the Six will be enamored with the world of Lady Sunshine.”
“A well-written, well-paced novel. Doan’s descriptions of the rugged landscape in Humboldt County create a visually rich backdrop for her characters to inhabit.”
“Book clubs and vacationers will want to grab this one…immersive, voice-driven.”
“Atmospheric and original…Full of love and loss, with suspenseful and surprising twists that hold our attention until the very last page. A great read!”
“LADY SUNSHINE is shot through with free love, hope, and all the magic of the ’70s, but under the sun and music lie dark secrets.
“Haunting and vivid, with layered, complex characters and an evocative setting that sparkles with detail, LADY SUNSHINE will stay with me for a long time.”