Book Mail – Common Sense and The Beach at Painter’s Cove

Yesterday I got some surprise book mail from the awesome people at William Morrow Books! It’s always fun getting books that you weren’t expecting ๐Ÿ™‚

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This gorgeous reprinting ofย  COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine. As many of you know, anything historical or political I love! (Thank you triple major in college of Political Science, International Relations, and Spanish!) I’ll definitely be reading this again soon!

Then I got an upcoming release from Shelley Noble, THE BEACH AT PAINTER’S COVE (out June 13th, 2017).

Here’s what Goodreads has to say about it:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Beach comes another heartwarming story of four generations of women who reunite in their crumbling family mansion by the sea for a dramatic summer filled with love, family, secrets and sisterhood.

The Whitaker familyโ€™s Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at The Muses.

Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion crammed with artwork and junk. She plans to stay there until she joins her husband Wes on the knoll overlooking the cove and meadow where they first met. Her sister-in-law Fae, the town eccentric, is desperate to keep a secret she has been hiding for years.

Jillian, is a jet setting actress, down on her luck, and has run out of men to support her. She thinks selling The Muses will make life easier for her mother, Leo, and Fae by moving them into assisted living. The sale will also bring her the funds to get herself back on top.

Issy, Jillianโ€™s daughter, has a successful life as a museum exhibit designer that takes her around the world. But the Muses and her grandmother are the only family sheโ€™s known and when her sister leaves her own children with Leo, Issy knows she has to step in to help.

Steph, is only twelve-years-old and desperately needs someone to fire her imagination and bring her out of her shell. What she begins to discover at the Muses could change the course of her future.

As Issy martials the family together to restore the mansion and catalogue the massive art collection, a surprising thing happens. Despite storms and moonlight dancing, diva attacks and cat fights, trips to the beach and flights of fancy, these four generations of erratic, dramatic women may just find a way to save the Muses and reunite their family.

 

This is my introduction to Shelley Noble – has anyone read her books? I’m excited to start!

–Jess

 

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