THE GUEST BOOK
Whalen has penned another sweet tale with an amazing seaside setting. The characters are incredibly vivid and easy to identify with and root for. Their paths to (and back to) their faith are a treat to read.
When Macy Dillon was a child, her family would visit the same beach house every summer. It was there she discovered her artistic talent. Every year she left drawings in the guest book, which she found accompanied the next summer by the artwork of a boy who never revealed his identity. When she was 16, her father died and they never returned. Now an adult with a daughter of her own, Macy returns to the beach house to see if she can unveil the artist and heal her broken heart. (ZONDERVAN, Jul., 336 pp., $14.99)