About the Book: (from Guideposts)
Suzanne's daughter, Campbell, journeys to Sweethaven 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.
"...a look at the redemptive quality of unconditional love." (from the Author's notes p.317)
Courtney Walsh succictly describes the heart of her story, A Sweethaven Summer. Campbell Carter has experienced a great loss, but she knows her mother had experienced a loss of years of friendship and fellowship with the friends she loved as dearly as her own flesh and blood. Secrets have robbed them of something precious, and it seems that the revelations that come after years of separation and misunderstanding have come too late and at too great of a cost to ever be redeemed.
But mercy, grace and love are the underpinnings of these relationships, and the women who spent their summers in Sweethaven must choose once again, after twenty years and much loss, to forgive and love each other in spite of their mistakes and brokenness.