Monday, August 6, 2012

The Guest Book: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

About The Book:

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?



You can read an excerpt of The Guest Book here, in PDF format


About The Author:

Marybeth Whalen is a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries writing team and a regular contributor to their daily devotions, which reach over 350,000 people each day. Her first novel, The Mailbox, was released in June 2010. Her next novel, She Makes It Look Easy, was released in June 2011. Additionally, she serves as director of She Reads, Proverbs 31 Ministries’ fiction division. Marybeth is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. The family lives outside Charlotte, North Carolina.


My Review:


This is a great book for your summer reading time. Not just because it is set on a beach but because it is written so great, has amazing characters and the story flows in a fantastic manner. It is not your typical romance novel, as it has a little suspense thrown in. The themes of grief, healing, regrets and God's unending love flow through the entire book. It is a compelling and light read, perfect for vacations, or reading on the deck this summer. I will definitely be looking to read more of this author in the future. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Guest Book at your favorite bookseller, from Zondervan


WIN IT: Three (3) readers will win a copy of The Guest Book


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GIVEAWAY ENDS AUGUST 31, 2012

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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