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Thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
LIGHTHOUSE BEACH – Shelley Noble (out now!)
This is my second novel by Shelley Noble and it was definitely the cleanser I needed in between all the thrillers and horror books. Check out my review for her other book, THE BEACH AT PAINTER’S COVER, here!
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what we’re willing to sacrifice for our dreams.
What was supposed to be an idyllic wedding leads to an unexpected journey of self-discovery…
When Lillo Gray pulls up to Kennebunkport’s most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows she’s made a big mistake. She’s not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. They haven’t seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. And now they’re from two completely different worlds. There’s no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in.
Jess isn’t sure she’s ready to go through with this wedding, but she’s been too busy making everyone else happy to think about what she wants. But when she and her two closest friends, Allie and Diana, along with Lillo, discover her fiancé with his pants down in the hotel parking lot, she’s humiliated…and slightly relieved. In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Jess, Allie, and Diana pile into Lillo’s beat-up old van and head up the coast to Lighthouse Island. Once there, she hopes to figure out the next chapter in her life.
Nursing broken hearts and broken dreams, four lost women embark on a journey to find their way back into happiness with new love, friendship, and the healing power of Lighthouse Beach.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This was my second outing with Shelley Noble, and while this isn’t my typical genre, these are the perfect books to have in between all of the psychological thrillers and horror novels. LIGHTHOUSE BEACH is perfect for those looking for a beach read this summer and to have something lighter thrown into their TBR.
Shelley Noble does a great job setting the scene and really pulling the reader into the book with the characters. Lighthouse Beach plays such an important role for all the women in the story and it almost felt like another character in its own right. All of the characters have a very authentic and genuine feel to them – someone you can relate to and empathize with. This is a great story of self-discovery and shows how strong friendships can truly be. I felt that all the characters had a great development throughout the novel and you really get a feel of who they are and how their pasts shaped them.
If you’re looking for a great light beach read or are a fan of Shelley Noble, then make sure you find this one for the summer!
About the Author:
Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer and has worked on a number of films. She lives at the Jersey shore where she loves to visit lighthouses and vintage carousels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.
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