Teaser Tuesday–A Sweethaven Summer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share a few “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser for the week comes from A Sweethaven Summer by Courtney Walsh. I found this book last week while browsing at Mardel, and it reminded me of a favorite series of mine–The Four Lindas by Melody Carlson. The book moved a little slowly at first, but now I’m flying through it! There are 2 more books in the series–A Sweethaven Homecoming & A Sweethaven Christmas. Do I even have to say which one I’m more excited about? 🙂


“Sitting in that kitchen with Jane’s support and the weight of her secret out in the open, peace began to creep into Lila’s spirit. It inched in, a little at a time, and curled up inside her like a stray kitten at her feet.” Chapter 27, Page 212

Here’s the back cover info:

Campbell Carter has come to Sweethaven in search of answers about her mother’s history.

Just before losing a battle with cancer, Suzanne Carter wrote letters to childhood friends from her hometown of Sweethaven, Michigan. Suzanne’s three friends–Lila, Jane, and Meghan–haven’t spoken in years, yet each has pieces of a scrapbook they made together as girls. The letters have lured them all back to the idyllic lakeside town, where they meet Suzanne’s daughter, Campbell, and begin to remember what was so special about their long Sweethaven summers.

With the help of a handsome local man and her mother’s three friends, Campbell hopes to finally uncover her mother’s twenty-five-year-old secret. In the process, she discovers a family she never knew she had and the home she’s always wanted.

As the women reconnect over the pages of the old scrapbook, wounds are mended, lives are changed, and friendships are restored–just as Suzanne intended.

Courtney Walsh is a freelance writer and author of two craft books, Scrapbooking Your Faith and The Busy Scrapper. She lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. A Sweethaven Summer is her debut novel.

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