A SWEETHAVEN SUMMER
Walsh’s touching debut will have readers longing for a visit to the idyllic vista of Sweethaven, Mich. The touch of mystery, significant friendships and a charming setting create a real treasure.
It’s been 24 years since Suzanne, Lila, Jane and Meghan spent their childhood summers together in Sweethaven. Right before their final summer, Suzanne sent a letter with a photo of herself pregnant and the girls eventually lose touch. Suzanne’s daughter Campbell has never known the identity of her father. Just as her mother is about to tell her, she succumbs to cancer. Campbell gathers her mother’s old friends together to try to discover what happened and, she hopes, the name of her father. (SUMMERSIDE, Feb., 320 pp., $13.99)