In this favored novel by Sarah Blake, “The Guest Book” follows prominently well off families through multiple time periods. There are quite a few characters throughout the story. With many different switches and now a defining initial shift, the reader could easily find themselves wondering what story they’re currently following.
I found this happening to myself on a few different occasions. I was also waiting for some small kind of “mystery” to be solved, but it never really came. At a few different points I found myself comparing this novel to “Summer of ‘69”. I think this comes from the following or wealthy families and the island life. Overall, this was a fine read, but not one that I am very likely to recommend.