A line of women, all named Amanda, stretches back for generations. Each with her hopes, her joys, her pain—each pouring out her heart in correspondence with a dear family friend who shares their lives, understands their loves, and joins in their sorrows.
But within the correspondence lies a secret. And as the youngest of the Amandas retraces the journey through the years—beginning in post-war America and following through to modern day—the letters reveal, layer by layer, the Amandas who came before her. Soon, the truths and lies hidden in the letters lead her down a path of self-discovery that forges a bond between her past and future.
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This is a story of mothers and daughters, love and friendship, and the decisions we all have to make. I recommend Amanda in the Summer to readers who enjoy woman's fiction written with a light touch.
30 Reviews - 4.4 out of 5 stars
Letters that take a reader through the years. A short story, yet engaging with interesting characters and family connections. Thoroughly entertaining.
“Evocative and thought-provoking. AMANDA IN THE SUMMER exposes love’s inexplicable complexities.”