REVIEWS


PRAISE FOR EVERY WILD HEART:

EVERY WILD HEART should be on every reader’s list of new books to savor. It’s a heartfelt, funny, poignant and suspenseful story of a good woman trying her best, making mistakes, picking up the pieces and moving on—a celebration of what it means to be a working mother.
— Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Family Tree
By turns sweet, funny, and tension-filled, Meg Donohue’s wonderful new novel shows us the power of wild hearts - and the remarkable females who possess them.
— Sarah Pekkanen, Internationally bestselling author of The Perfect Neighbors
Every Wild Heart captivated me from the very first page; by the time I reached the last, I wanted to invite each one of this novel’s sparkling characters over for dinner. Meg Donohue’s latest demonstrates, yet again, her gift for revealing the many mysteries of the human heart.
— Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
Donohue fashions a sparkling story exploring the mother-daughter bond, with Nic’s lovely scenes with her horse and a possible romance for Gail adding extra depth. Woven in is the threat of a possible stalker, resulting in an interesting final twist. [A] genuinely warm, uplifting read.
— Publishers Weekly
“[An] artful combination of mystery, love, and a mother-daughter tale of self-discovery.” / “A Must-Read Book of Spring 2017”
— Redbook Magazine
Every Wild Heart is a love letter to mothers and daughters.
— PopSugar, Best Spring 2017 Books for Women
Brava, Meg Donohue! Part love story, part mystery, I devoured [EVERY WILD HEART]. Everything I love about women’s fiction is tucked within these pages—strong and vivid characters, an intriguing plot, a beautiful love story with a dash of mystery…and bonus, horses!
— Lori Nelson Spielman, Internationally bestselling author of The Life List
EVERY WILD HEART is Meg Donohue’s finest novel to date—emotionally resonant, absorbing and funny in all the right places, it’s a portrait of mothers and daughters, missteps and triumphs, and love in all of its bewildering and delightful disguises. I promise you, these characters and their stories will jump off the page and into your heart.
— Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Admissions
A beautiful combination of mystery, hope, and most of all self-acceptance, Every Wild Heart is sure to shine in all women’s fiction collections and be a huge hit among book clubs. especially mother-daughter clubs.
— Booklist, Starred Review, ALA Top 10 Women's Fiction Pick for 2017
Donohue’s latest is women’s fiction at its finest, a masterfully unfeigned story about unconditional love and its healing power mixed with a thrilling mystery. Her animated dialogue sets the tone, and the human and equine costars add genuineness. [A] fast-paced, bestseller-bound page-turner.
— RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars, *Top Pick*
A dramatic story about how we define and measure success and how the decisions we make affect those we love, culminating in redemption and hopeful new beginnings.
— Library Journal
“Open USA Today bestselling author Meg Donohue’s new book and find yourself face to face with the fiery mother-daughter protagonist duo of the year....”
— 7x7.com

PRAISE FOR DOG CRAZY:

  • A USA Today Top Five New and Noteworthy Book
  • A Woman's World magazine Book Club Pick
  • A San Francisco Book Review Summer Beach Read Pick
  • A Modern Dog magazine Book Club Pick
  • Forthcoming in France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Portugal, and Turkey
Even if my daughter hadn’t recently rescued a dog, our first, I would have fallen in love with Meg Donohue’s DOG CRAZY. On these pages you will find love, healing, forgiveness and pure unbridled joy of the human and canine kind.
— Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife
TOP PICK (4.5 Stars) / Donohue has written a delightful tale with heart-wrenching emotions .... Add to that Donohue’s zippy prose, and you’ve got an entertaining, can’t-put-down page-turner you’ll want to share with every dog-, cat-, and pet-less person you know.
— RT Book Reviews
Meg Donohue presents a strong case for the power of canine companionship. A feel-good novel featuring a pet bereavement counselor who conquers her own fears to bring joy to the people and pooches in her life.
— Shelf Awareness / Cheryl Krocker McKeon, Manager, Book Passage, San Francisco
Wonderful! Anyone who has ever loved and lost a dog will find wisdom and comfort in this sweet, smart story.
— Allie Larkin, internationally bestselling author of Stay and Why Can't I Be You
In a great example of comforting storytelling, a growing cast of flawed but sympathetic characters, both canine and human, come into Maggie’s life to provide mutual assistance. ... A sure bet for dog lovers.
— Library Journal
Charming story for dog lovers ... It’s at times touching, funny, and thoughtful.
— Examiner

PRAISE FOR ALL THE SUMMER GIRLS:

Donohue sounds an irresistible call to spread a blanket on the nearest beach with three best friends who reunite on the Jersey Shore to commiserate, imbibe, and confess the dark secrets that have haunted them since college. Donohue gives the chick-lit buddy trope an appealing twist and a lot of depth, turning a familiar yarn of regret, trust, and loyalty into an elegant ode to late bloomers.
— Publishers Weekly
Donohue captures the beauty and frustration of reconnecting with old friends- they know you so well, and they don’t know you at all. Perfect for a staycation for readers who like the beachy drama of Elin Hilderbrand and Susan Wiggs.
— Booklist
All The Summer Girls is an intimate, heartfelt, beautiful exploration of friendship, family and the ties that bind and the secrets that destroy us. Read it first, pass it to your girlfriend later. She’ll be grateful.
— Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The Theory of Opposites and Time of My Life
A fast-paced novel about the enduring friendship of three young women who spent their summers in Avalon on the Jersey shore before dispersing across the country.... A good beach read, set in a beach town.
— Kirkus
All the Summer Girls is a beautifully wrought story about the tender yet resilient bonds of friendship and the damage of kept secrets. Meg Donohue writes with keen insight, prodding readers to re-examine their own past choices, while gracefully examining themes of family, friendship and forgiveness.
— Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Sea Change and On Folly Beach
All the Summer Girls is an honest and engaging look at the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship. Donohue takes us on a weekend reunion full of secrets, resentment, and regret—in other words, once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down!
— Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Smart One
Beach Book Extraordinaire! Donohue’s three protagonists are irresistibly sympathetic as they try to unbury their true selves from the ruinous secrets of their shared past
— Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Matchmaker and Beautiful Day
All the Summer Girls celebrates the healing power of friendship for three very different young women with a shared past and different roles in the same guilty secret. Meg Donohue paints a compassionate portrait of what it means to be adrift — in love, and in one’s own sense of self — with engaging heroines both flawed and utterly real.
— Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
Sensitive, vibrant and touching... Donohue beautifully captures how the shimmering promise of youth and the sobering realities of maturity must coalesce to create a fully realized, hopeful woman.
— Carolyn Martin, RT Book Reviews (4 Stars)

PRAISE FOR HOW TO EAT A CUPCAKE

  • Boston Globe Bestseller
  • #1 NOOK Book Bestseller
  • Target "Emerging Author" Pick
  • Editor's Pick in First for Women magazine and All You magazine
  • Mom's Choice Award Winner for "Fans of Smart Women's Fiction"
  • Kobo "Dazzling Debut"
  • Published or forthcoming in Germany, Holland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Turkey
[A] delicious debut. Donohue tells a bittersweet story rich with optimism, romance and overall appeal. I will definitely be treating myself to this author’s next book.
— USA Today
Donohue’s sweet debut is a clever exploration of how a West Coast mean girl grows up and gives in to friendship, love, and dozens of delicious cupcakes.... Donohue’s culinary romantic thriller will keep readers hungry for more.
— Publishers Weekly
[A] sparkling, witty story about an unlikely, yet redemptive, friendship. Donohue’s voice is lovely, intelligent, and alluring. Grab one of these for your best friend and read it together—preferably with a plate of Meyer Lemon cupcakes nearby.
— Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks
Meg Donohue dazzles with How to Eat a Cupcake, her delicious debut novel.
— SheKnows.com
This book is delicious and warm and hilarious and heart wrenching. Donohue taps into the human soul and peppers the story with elements that will appeal to every reader: love, betrayal, loss, friendship, family, and of course, cupcakes.
— Examiner.com
A little friendship, a little wit and a little mystery make for a charming debut about two old friends reconciled after starting a cupcakery.... Donohue has written a sharp little novel featuring the subtle characterizations of two appealingly flawed young women.
— Kirkus Reviews
Meg Donohue writes like a baker in her sweet debut about friendship and trust between a spoiled, sophisticated young woman and her family’s cook’s free-spirited daughter.
— Publishers Weekly
Beautifully written and quietly wise, How to Eat a Cupcake is an achingly honest portrayal of the many layers of friendship—a story so vividly told, you can (almost) taste the buttercream.
— Sarah Jio, New York Times bestselling author of Blackberry Winter and The Violets of March
Deliciously engaging. Donohue writes with charm and grace. What could be better than friendship and cupcakes?
— Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters
An irresistible blend of sweet and tart, this book is truly a treat to be savored.
— Beth Kendrick, author of The Bake Off and Second Time Around
A heartwarming and unpredictable tale of friendship, family and frosting.
— Zoe Fishman, author of Balancing Acts