Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen

The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen
Macy and her 5 year old daughter, Emma have been on their own with help from Macy’s Mom, Brenda and brother, Max since Emma was just an infant.  Macy has been haunted by pictures a boy about her age drew back and forth to each other during every beach vacation her family took from when she was Emma’s age until her father died at age 16.  Her family took one more vacation that next year and at that time Macy wrote a note telling the young artist she would not meet him as he had requested.  The next 10 years she has spent regretting that she did not have the courage.  Brenda has decided it is time to go back and take a family vacation.  Right after the family arrive Macy walks out on the beach and prays that God will lead her to the artist of her childhood.  Three men walk into her life.  All seem to be possibilities.  All seem to be good men and Emma likes the 3 also.  What will Macy do?
I liked this story.  Macy learns that the God of her childhood is also the God of her adulthood.  She learns to place trust in The Artist who has designed what the other artists try to copy.  She learns that she has more strength than she thought to choose a man and father for her child more wisely this time around.  She learns that all 3 men have great characteristics and to enjoy them all in a nonromantic way before asking them what she most wants to know but is afraid to ask.  Are you the artist?
I received this book from Zondervan for this review.

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