Book Review from Literary R&R: 5 Stars for “Banyan Tree”

Charlene, a reviewer for Literary R & R, just posted her review of “The Reach of the Banyan Tree.” Here is an excerpt:

“Weaving together a love story with intrigue, action, and historical fiction, this is a beautiful book by a gifted author that has something for everyone.. Most accurately, a familial tale, it teaches the reader of the roots that ground us, the shelter of our forefathers, and the expanse of our actions over further generations.”

Here is the link to the full review on their website: FULL REVIEW HERE!



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Please check out the feature posted about my new novel, The Reach of the Banyan Tree, on TheKindleBookReview.

They lay out a good overview of the novel’s reviews thus far. Then you can click on a link and read an excerpt to check it out further.

Thanks a lot!

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Review of “Banyan Tree” by inspirational author Dolores Ayotte

Inspirational author and book reviewer Dolores Ayotte recently reviewed The Reach of the Banyan Tree and I must admit, I like the results. Here’s her first paragraph and you can read the rest at the link below. She wrote:

“I am fast becoming a huge fan of talented Author Mark W. Sasse. “The Reach of the Banyan Tree” is the third fictional novel that I’ve read by him and I have thoroughly enjoyed all three. I can certainly see his love and fascination for Vietnam because as in Beauty Rising the setting for this novel takes place there as well. As usual the description of the landscape and surroundings are phenomenal and easy to picture in one’s own mind.”

Read the rest Here!


Review of “The Reach of the Banyan Tree”

Michelle James reviewed the ARC of The Reach of the Banyan Tree and posted her review on her website.

Here’s a short excerpt of what she said:

“The plot explores the complexities of then and now Vietnam and the lives of two Americans living there. The characters are well defined, and so believable it is difficult to separate historical fact from fiction. Add the elements of romance and mystery, and you have a book that is hard to put down.”

Read the full review HERE!

This is not a book cover


But it soon will be! Be watching in April for the unveiling of my ultra-amazing new cover to my third novel, The Reach of the Banyan Tree.

Kindle & Paperback Release Date: July 1, 2014

In the meantime, I have some great promotions up my sleeves over the next couple of months. It’s exciting to move forward. Thanks to everyone who has supported my writing.


Charlene from Literary R&R just posted her review of The Recluse Storyteller.

Here’s an excerpt:

“A far departure from Mr. Sasse’s previous novel,The Recluse Storyteller is a thought-provoking look at society and its need for “normal”, as well as what we might learn from simply listening.”

You can read the complete review at the link below.




Review of The Recluse Storyteller

With only 8 days until the release of my second novel, inspirational author and book reviewer, Dolores Ayotte, posted her pre-release review of The Recluse Storyteller. Please have a look:

“This talented author has done it again. In my opinion, Author Mark Sasse has penned another thought-provoking fictional novel which is sure to grab the attention and stimulate the imagination of many discerning readers with the desire to get to the bottom of complex and oftentimes, perplexing situations.”


Pre-Order on Smashwords for $2.99