Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Blog Tour: Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble

Author: Shelley Noble
Publisher: William Morrow
Date of publication: May 2018

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 fiancĂ© 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.

Lighthouse Beach is about four women who are at a crossroads in their life.  When Lillo was invited to an old friend's wedding, she didn't anticipate going home with the bride and her two friends in tow.  A girls' road trip just might turn out to be what each of them need to change their life.

Lighthouse beach is a beautifully written story.  I really enjoyed it and it's characters.  Lillo, Allie, Diana and Jess all seem to need something in their life, but they are stuck.  Diana's story was my favorite out of all four.  I loved her and Ian.  I was rooting for and applauding Jess as she finally found herself again and had the courage to stand up to her family.  Lillo's story was the most frustrating.  I was like Ned toward the end of the book;. I wanted to strangle her in frustration most of the time.  Allie's story was one I wish had been delved into a bit more.  I felt like hers was kind of an after thought.

My biggest issue with the book is that I would have liked each woman to get her own book or maybe a combination of two in each book.  There was so much to each of their stories, that it would have been nice to have them expanded on.  The entire story takes place over a week, which wasn't enough time for me.  The ending was extremely open ended and felt a bit unfinished.  An epilogue would have been nice. At any rate, it is a story well worth reading.  I definitely recommend it.

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About Shelley Noble
Photo by Gary Brown

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.

Find out more about Shelley at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, May 29th: Bibliotica
Wednesday, May 30th: BookNAround
Thursday, May 31st: Instagram: @theloudlibrarylady
Friday, June 1st: Instagram: @megabunnyreads
Monday, June 4th: Odd and Bookish
Tuesday, June 5th: Tina Says…
Wednesday, June 6th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, June 14th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, June 12th: From the TBR Pile
Wednesday, June 13th: Wall-to-Wall Books
Thursday, June 14th: Jessicamap Reviews
Friday, June 15th: Literary Quicksand

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour!