Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Lady Sunshine” by Amy Mason Doan, Graydon House, June 29, 2021
Amy Mason Doan, the author of “Lady Sunshine” has written a nostalgic, intriguing, and captivating novel. The Genres for this story are Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction, with the essence of mystery and romance. This story takes place over a 20 year period, 1979 and 1999, and goes to the past and future when it pertains to the events or characters. The author describes her dramatic and colorful characters as complex and complicated. I love that this novel mentions music in so many way, and that the author vividly describes the scenery and landscape in such a mesmerizing and artistic way. The author also is a great storyteller and ties all these characters, events, art and music together. This is a novel with secrets, mystery, deceptions, mirrors and smoke screens. The author describes the importance of family, forgiveness, second chances, love and hope.
Jackie Pierce feels like she is going back in time when she revisits her famous deceased musician uncle’s property that she has inherited. Some of her most memorable thoughts come from her time when she first visited and so wanted to belong. Now she is confronted with the task of possibly selling the property with magnificent waterfalls, and hidden treehouses.
Jackie’s deceased Aunt wanted a tribute through music dedicated to her Uncle. A former neighbor has the responsibility of completing this task. The music reminds Jackie of a time filled with constant music, bonfires, musicians and fans idolizing her Uncle. Jackie bonds with her cousin, and writes many things in a diary, which seems to be lost. Her cousin disappeared and declared dead. This spectacular family land represents creativity, love, and loss. Jackie has to decide what she is looking for. I would highly recommend this creative novel to others.