Amanda in the Summer

You are the opposite of everything I’ve become.

Brenda Whiteside
Amanda in the Summer

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Publisher’s Synopsis:
Three generations of women…and the secret that strengthens their love. 

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.

Point of view:
1st person in that the book is a collection of letters written to Tilly from 3 generations of Amandas.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
A stand alone novella featuring letters from generations of women in the same family named Amanda to their beloved friend and then “Aunt” Tilly.

Snapshots of history and insight into dear friendship between two women who are so different. Emotional read on so many levels.

Content Warning (spoilers):
letters allude to an affair between Tilly and the oldest Amanda’s husband.

About the author:
Brenda Whiteside is the author of suspenseful, action-adventure romance. Mostly. After living in six states and two countries–so far–she and her husband have decided they are gypsies at heart. They share their home with a rescue dog named Amigo while splitting their time between Northern Arizona and the RV life. 

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My Favorite Quotes

“You are the opposite of everything I’ve become.”

“Wouldn’t this world be that much more beautiful with another Amanda. Our Amanda.”

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