The Guest Book: A Novel

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Zondervan, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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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?

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It has a premise I honestly thought I'd love. - Goodreads
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Review: The Guest Book (Sunset Beach #2)

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

This seemed like a fun plot since I've left a few doodles in guest books myself. In the end, I was pretty underwhelmed by the book. Macy's family is stuck living in the past and still unable to move ... Read full review

Review: The Guest Book (Sunset Beach #2)

User Review  - Heidi - Goodreads

This was a bit of a messy all-over-the-place book for me. Macy was dealing with (or avoiding dealing with) several issues, including grief over her father's death, her relationship with her mother ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Marybeth Whalen is the wife of Curt and mom of six children. She is the cofounder of She Reads, an online book club focused on spotlighting the best in women's fiction. Marybeth is the author of The Mailbox , She Makes It Look Easy , The Guest Book, and The Wishing Tree . Marybeth and her family live in North Carolina. Visit her website at .

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