I used to live in Newburg, Oregon. I’m LDS/Mormon, and while I was there I met Donna Gustainis Fuller at church. I remember Donna mostly for her sweet personality and dazzling smile (plus I think I remember some cookies). I haven’t seen her in years, but we are Facebook friends, so we can keep track of each other. I had NO idea she could write, so it came as a complete surprise when I saw her posting about her first book, A Strand of Doubt. Well, of course I bought it and read it – it’s a policy of mine to read books written by and watch movies with friends/family in them.
I was surprised again when it turned out to be an excellent book! When people find out I write and publish books myself, they have a tendency to try to get me to read their books, which I usually do, and most of them are, shall I say, not all that good? I find myself looking for an adjective that satisfies them without hurting their feelings (“Your book/concept was so unusual/interesting”). A few of my friends are really good writers, and Donna is one of them. I just read her second novel, Code Name Scorpion, and I like it even more than the first one, which is saying a lot. I basically picked it up and couldn’t stop reading.
The second book has some of the same characters from the first one, but they are both definitely standalone novels. I didn’t even remember that the characters were the same until I got ready to write this post and reviewed the blurb for A Strand of Doubt – to be fair, I’ve read literally hundreds of books in between (we won’t talk about Old-Timer’s Disease).
For those who love a good, clean reading experience, Donna’s books are ideal. If you like good books about Mormons, I recommend them. For anybody who likes mysteries, they are great! 100% recommended.
Here’s her Facebook page.
I just wish Donna could write faster!
I’m already waiting for the next one….