Saturday, June 2, 2018

Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble

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.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is a really, really good read. It is a nice chunky length and leaves you satisfied but also wanting more, in the way that you can make some happy assumptions, but still hanker for certainty – I would definitely read a follow up if one were offered!

We meet a wide cast of characters but concentrate mainly on an unlikely quartet of women. They have all come together for a wedding that doesn't happen, and over the course of a week make some huge discoveries about themselves and each other. I loved how some things come out like a geyser, and others trickle out and, in the end, just cannot be kept quiet. We get an amazing introduction to the town and its inhabitants, most especially Mac, her lighthouse, and the visiting help. Threads about children, changes, and poverty feed in and provide a backdrop to the excess wielded as a weapon by Mr. Parker.

I think this would make an awesome beach read but would be just as good read curled up in the warm. Maine clearly veers more for the cold, wet, and wild weather! It is a book full of emotion, secrets, and hopes. It is not a romance per se, but has its foundations in love, respect, and care for one another, which is just as valuable a story to be told.

Shelley Noble is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Whisper Beach and Beach Colors. Other titles include Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, Forever Beach, a story of foster adoption in New Jersey, and four spin off novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she lives at the Jersey shore and loves to discover new beaches and indulge her passion for lighthouses and vintage carousels. Shelley is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble to read and review.

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