Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Guest Book by MaryBeth Whalen

When Macy Dillon was five years old her father encouraged her to draw a picture in the guestbook of a Carolina beach house. The next year, Macy returned to discover a drawing by an unidentified little boy on the facing page. Over the next eleven years the children continue to exchange drawings ... until tragedy ends visits to the beach house altogether.

During her final trip to Sunset, Macy asks her anonymous friend to draw her one last picture and tells him where to hide the guest book in hopes that one day she will return to find it-and him.

Twenty-five years after that first picture, Macy is back at Sunset Beach-this time toting a broken family and a hurting heart. One night, alone by the ocean, Macy asks God to help her find the boy she never forgot, the one whose beautiful pictures touched something deep inside of her. Will she ever find him? And if she does, will the guestbook unite them or merely be the relic of a lost childhood?

My thoughts...

There have been so many books that I've enjoyed reading over the years but every once in a while there is one that just stands out and this is that book! What a fabulous story! I read it in one day. Yes, I spent hours reading and couldn't put it down! It's not your typical romance and that's what I loved about it.

Not only is there romance but mystery as well, I couldn't figure out who the anonymous artist was. There were times when I thought I knew but then something would happen that changed my mind.

Macy and her family have returned to the beach house after ten years, it's a healing trip, one of leaving the past and moving forward. You won't be disappointed! This one gets 5 out of 5 stars!

I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

Bluerose said...

I didn't know Marybeth had a new book out! I've heard great things about her writing. I'm hoping to pick up "She Makes it Look Easy" really soon.