Book Review: “A Sweethaven Summer” by Courtney WalshJune 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Christian Fiction, Romance Fiction
From the back cover: Campbell Carter has come to Sweethaven in search of answers about her mother’s history.
Just before losing a battle with cancer, Suzanne Carter sent letters to childhood friends from her hometown of Sweethaven, Michigan. Suzanne’s three friends — Lila, Jane, and Meghan — haven’t spoken in years, yet each has pieces of a scrapbook they made together as girls. 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 from the past, old wounds are mended, lives are changed, and friendships are restored — just as Suzanne intended.
The beach town of Sweethaven along the shore of Lake Michigan is the kind of place where everyone would want to live. Campbell has come there at her mother’s request to talk but Suzanne died before Campbell could make it. In looking through her things she finds Suzanne’s scrapbook and the Sweethaven Circle. Campbell communicates with the remaining three ladies who also return to Sweethaven. Then the mystery and God’s healing begins. I like the name of the town it tells us that this place is not only a haven, a resting place, but a place that is also sweet. I was hooked right off the bat. Ms. Walsh has done an extraordinary job with the characters, I liked each and every one of them. This is a book about family and hope and healing and I liked this book a lot. I recommend this book highly and am looking forward to the next two books due out this year.
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