Lighthouse Beach - Shelley Noble


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 fianc√© 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.

Shelley Noble is a multi published fiction author whose books have been translated into seven languages. She writes women’s fiction as Shelley Noble and is also the author of several amateur sleuth mystery series, written as Shelley Freydont.

A former professional dancer and choreographer, she most recently worked on the films, Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. She also consults on various dance and theatre projects, most recently the world premiere of a full length Tom Sawyer ballet commissioned by Kansas City Ballet.

Shelley is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and Liberty States Fiction Writers.

She lives near the New Jersey shore. In her spare time she loves to discover new beaches and indulge her passion for lighthouses and boardwalks with vintage carousels.

Wow - loooooooved this story! This was my second book by this author - the first one was just OK for me - I loved this one soooo much better. I loved this book right from the start, had no trouble getting into it at all. I was hooked after only a few pages.
You know how sometimes you read a book and you feel like "This book was written just for me ;-)" Well this was one of those books! I loved everything about it. In the dictionary under "Wendy's perfect book" it would say - See Lighthouse Beach.

Character development - Excellent! And - I actually loved all the main characters even the men and that doesn't happen all the time! What a riot they all were. Now this was a group of ladies I could have hung out with! I seriously loved them all. I could relate to each one in a different way. I would have loved to read a single book about each one. The ending kinda leaves it wide open for each of them... soooo hmmm will there be a sequel? 

This kind of starts out very Chick-lit-ish which I don't have a problem with because I love that! But it really turned into so much more, it got very deep and more serious but still with a touch of chick-lit.

I loved how this group of very different women, each with their own set of problems, come together and end up helping each other. It sounds unrealistic when I say that, but it isn't at all! It actually reads very realistic!

Pool Rating - 5 Stars! this is definitely a great pool side book!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from TLC Book Tours Thank You!!

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  1. I love books with women characters that support each other!

    Thanks for being on this tour!

  2. Good to know. I am looking for a good beach read. :)

    1. AHHHHH! Vonnie! Where have you been????
      Yes, this is a great read!!!
      Love ya girlfriend!