Bright Lights of Summer

Bright Lights of Summer

Lynn Ames / Nov 15, 2019

Bright Lights of Summer It s March Captain America appears in a comic book for the very first time New York City receives inches of snow its rd largest snowfall in history In Holland the Nazi occupiers forbid J

  • Title: Bright Lights of Summer
  • Author: Lynn Ames
  • ISBN: 9781936429103
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s March, 1941 Captain America appears in a comic book for the very first time New York City receives 18.1 inches of snow, its 3rd largest snowfall in history In Holland, the Nazi occupiers forbid Jews to own businesses In Poland, Heinrich Himmler inspects Auschwitz World War II is raging in Europe, but America has yet to enter the fray.And in Phoenix, Arizona, a 16It s March, 1941 Captain America appears in a comic book for the very first time New York City receives 18.1 inches of snow, its 3rd largest snowfall in history In Holland, the Nazi occupiers forbid Jews to own businesses In Poland, Heinrich Himmler inspects Auschwitz World War II is raging in Europe, but America has yet to enter the fray.And in Phoenix, Arizona, a 16 year old scrap of a girl named Theodora Dizzy Hosler, takes the field to try out for the World Champion P.B.S.W Ramblers softball team.Set against the backdrop of perhaps the most dramatic time in US history, comes the story of Diz and Frannie, two women fueled by an unquenchable passion for the game of softball and feelings for each other that go far beyond the bounds of friendship Will their love for the game bring them closer together or tear them apart Genres Lesbian Historical Romance, Sports

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      • Lynn Ames

        Lynn Ames is the best selling author of The Price of Fame, The Cost of Commitment, The Value of Valor, One Love, Heartsong, Eyes on the Stars, Beyond Instinct, Above Reproach, All That Lies Within, and one of five authors of the collection Outsiders Her fiction has garnered her a multitude of awards and honors, including three Goldie awards and the Arizona Book Award for Best Gay Lesbian book Her most recent novel, the contemporary romance All That Lies Within, is a Lambda Literary Award Lammy Finalist and winner of a Rainbow Award for Lesbian Romance and was additionally honored as one of the top ten lesbian books overall of 2013.Ms Ames is the founder of Phoenix Rising Press phoenixrisingpress She is also a former press secretary to the New York state senate minority leader and spokesperson for the nation s third largest prison system For than half a decade, she was an award winning broadcast journalist She has been editor of a critically acclaimed national magazine and is a nationally recognized speaker and public relations professional with a particular expertise in image, crisis communications planning, and crisis management For additional information please visit her website at lynnames, or e mail her at lynnames lynnames.


    285 Comments

    1. Bright Lights of Summer is a delightful and nostalgic tale that brings together the love of softball and a sweetheart romance set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Lynn Ames is the queen of story telling. She takes a setting and brings it alive for the reader. She recreates the mood, the feel – the texture of life in a bygone era for us to relive.Dix and Frannie are young women in Phoenix, Arizona. We join them in 1940’s when their biggest concern it getting to be softball players [...]


    2. This is such a sweet story, and I really enjoyed it. It made me wish that I knew all the ladies of the Ramblers and Julie too.If you're looking for something a little different in lesfic with a really touching story, I definitely recommend this book.


    3. OK girls, young or old(er) Softball. Did you play? Fast pitch, slow pitch, or the dreaded (for me) arc ball? High school, college, city league, semi-pro, national? Now, remember that movie we all flocked to see about the women who played baseball while the men were away in the war?This brings me to the latest book to make it off the bench on Team Gena's-To-Be-Read-List and darned if that book didn't hit a home run. Bright Lights of Summer by Lynn Ames is fun, fun, fun. In present times, a young [...]


    4. Excellent! This was clearly a labor of love both of women's softball and love between women. A touching romance unfolded in the form of a present day journalist interviewing one of the last survivors of the American Women's Softball League. Chapters loosely alternate between present day exchanges between these two, and the experiences of Diz (the survivor) and her lover in the early 40's. From eager young Theodora (Diz) wanting nothing more than to play softball like her sister, to meeting Frann [...]


    5. 14 Aug. 2015A Home Run!Having met and heard Ms Ames read an excerpt from 'Bright Lights of Summer' at the GCLS Conference recently I knew I had to read it. Having played softball religiously during my younger years and having had the honour of representing the US Navy in the sport I had high expectations. Ms Ames didn't let me down. Her main characters, Diz and Frannie are electrifying as Diz takes us through their years together. The trials and tribulations they face and overcome are not only r [...]


    6. This story was sweet, sad, and reminded me A LOT of one of my favorite books, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. It’s written in the same way in that the elderly woman, Diz Hosler, is recounting tales of her youth, her struggles, her love of the game and of a girl named Frannie.Diz is a likable, naive girl of 16 at the beginning of her story. All she wants in life is to be on the Ramblers, but she’s nervous and a little unsure of herself. Her sister is already on the team, and as [...]


    7. This book is fine. Medium. Not good, not bad. It is the plain noodles of books. What's missing here is any sort of emotional impact. Right when the author seems to be building to any sort of emotional payoff, she jumps out of the past to present day and has old Diz skip ahead in the story. Even the "big reveal" at the end falls flat.Definitely a "read in a couple of short sittings and promptly forget about it" kind of book.


    8. Well yeah this was a book I'll definitely read again. The time period, the fear of the characters to be who they were, the work they went through to stay together, to manage their love in a time that was unforgiving. And I think it's hard to get by with a girl I can text with ;) I loved the story, the romance, the history lesson. well done, Lynn Ames.



    9. Wonderful story!!!!I absolutely mammoth recommend this one enough. Lynn Ames intertwined the history of Womens Softball with a brilliant love story!


    10. I'd give it about 3.5stars. The 'frame' was a bit awkward, otherwise an interesting take on the women's ball leagues during WWII.


    11. A great story about a great time in history of women's baseball. This story was written from the heart. Excellent Read. I highly recommend it.



    12. Bright Lights of Summer by Lynn Ames: reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwid 2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)



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