Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Sweethaven Homecoming by Courtney Walsh

Hello All My Readers,

It started with A Sweethaven Summer. Before long, fall is approaching and here things go with trips to make to visit  A Sweethaven Homecoming. I hadn't planned to read this book in one sitting. Due to my crazy schedule I sure needed to, yet hadn't planned it, but that is exactly what happened. Once I started reading again about the ladies we last left in A Sweethaven Summer the pages just flew by fast. 

Lila, Jane and Mehgan were Suzanne's best friends before tragedy, secrets, and life just tore them all apart. 
In the first book Suzanne came back to Sweethaven and did some straightening out of a few things, mainly her long lost friendships and secrets she had kept before she died. Now her daughter, Campbell has decided to move to Sweethaven and see what happens now. Campbell leaves behind her Mother's friend Tilly who isn't at all pleased that Campbell is doing this. 

While this book had scrap booking it in, it was not driving the story as much as before. Now we get in depth into the lives of these ladies, their pain, their dreams, their joys, and their families. Wifes have to figure out if there is a chance of their marriage healing. Ex-husbands have to decide their ex-wifes are worth fighting for and winning their hearts back, or if the pain is so great that they can't win them back. 

Meghan has to choose what is more important, her two twin children, or if she is a liability and a detriment
to their lives and she should just keep staying away from them. Meghan has a huge country music star career looming, but the pull to her ex-husband and the desperate need for her children will either heal them all, or destroy them all, and she isn't sure which one! 

That just touches the surface of this book and all the people and relationships in it. I enjoyed my second visit back to Sweethaven. All I can say at the end is that I do wish it was a quick thing to have broken relationships mended, missing friendships rejoined, forgiveness and healing brought so quickly and easily. I know it happens, and maybe reading this book will soften some of the harder hearts. 


This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Sweethaven Homecoming
Guideposts (August 2012)
Courtney Walsh

Courtney Walsh is a published author, scrapbooking expert, theatre director and playwright. Her debut novel, A Sweethaven Summer, was released in February, 2012 by Guideposts Books, and will be followed by two additional novels in the series. She has also written two papercrafting books, Scrapbooking Your Faith and The Busy Scrapper and is currently working on her third, The Scrapcrafter’s Idea Book (F&W Publications, February, 2013.)

Courtney has been a contributing editor for Memory Makers Magazine and Children’s Ministry Magazine and is a frequent contributor to Group Publishing curriculum, newsletters and other publications. She has also written several full-length musicals, including her most recent, The Great American Tall Tales and Hercules for Christian Youth Theatre, Chicago. Courtney is a member of ACFW and is the current PR Manager for Webster’s Pages, a scrapbooking manufacturer. She lives in Colorado with her ultra creative husband and three children.

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 Homecoming, go HERE.

Courtney can be reached through the Contact link on her Website 

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