Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh

Hi Readers,

A Sweethaven Summer is a lovely read! I think that Courtney Walsh did a lovely job on her first novel. A Sweethaven Summer also has a room for other books that could follow in this series. That would be nice.
This story starts with Suzanne, a teen-ager who is pregnant and scared. She is loosing her friends and her yearly trips to Sweethaven because of her baby. Suzanne and her 3 girlfriends have crafted a scrapbook together during their summers in Sweethaven.  Now after all these years of broken friendship, Suzanne had letters ready to go out to her three estranged best friends. Suzanne has more than one secret, and those secrets are about to come tumbling forth as her daughter, Cambell, searches for the answers she has to have in her life. To get those answers, Cambell has to go to Sweethaven and her Mother's friends have to come as well. Each of them has chunks of the scrapbook from their youth and in those pages answers and healing can be found.

A really good book that makes you want to know all the rest of the story. Just enough mystery and romance, plenty of pain and healing and the ways that God moves in that are often mysterious.


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Sweethaven Summer
Guidepost Books (February 7, 2012)
Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a published author, scrapbooker, theater director, and playwright. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, will be followed by two additional novels in the series. She’s also written two papercrafting books, Scrapbooking Your Faith and The Busy Scrapper. Courtney has been a contributing editor for Memory Makers Magazine and Children’s Ministry Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Group Publishing curriculum. She works as the PR Manager for Webster’s Pages from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her husband and three kids, who range in age from 4 to 10. Courtney drinks entirely too much coffee.  

Suzanne's daughter, Campbell, journeys there in search of answers to her questions about her mother's history. Suzanne's three friends-Lila, Jane, and Meghan-were torn apart by long-buried secrets and heartbreak. Though they haven't spoken in years, each has pieces of a scrapbook they made together in Sweethaven. Suzanne's letters have lured them all back to the idyllic lakeside town, where they meet Campbell and begin to remember what was so special about their long Sweethaven summers. As the scrapbook reveals secrets one by one, old wounds are mended, lives are changed,
and friendships are restored-just as Suzanne intended.

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Sweethaven Summer, go HERE.

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