From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelley Noble comes a heartrending and uplifting novel about friendship, love, and what were 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 Kennebunkports most exclusive hotel wearing a borrowed dress and driving a borrowed VW van, she knows shes made a big mistake. Shes not even sure why Jessica Parker invited her to her posh wedding. They havent seen each other since they were unhappy fourteen-year-old girls at fat camp. And now theyre from two completely different worlds. Theres no way Lillo fits in the rarefied circles Jessica travels in.Jess isnt sure shes ready to go through with this wedding, but shes 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, shes humiliatedand slightly relieved. In a rush to escape her crumbling life, Jess, Allie, and Diana pile into Lillos 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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Lighthouse Beach Reviews
Jess’ wedding is her chance to catch up with friends, celebrate and enjoy her next chapter at the exclusive Kennebunkport hotel. Bringing in her friends Diana and Allie, and reconnecting with a friend from her fat-camp stay, Lillo, gives Jess a reason to forget her doubts and move on. Yet, nothing is as simple as all that – Lillo is wondering why, after all these years, she and Jess would have anything in common, particularly when she knows that she couldn’t possibly ‘keep up’ to the affluence d ...more
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A canceled wedding + an impromptu road trip + a seaside town + a group of 4 women just trying to figure life out ~ this is a recipe for a light, enjoyable read for fans of women's fiction and romance stories. The setting is delightful and I loved the descriptions of the town and the various characters who live there.
I gave this a 3 star rating simply because of the wording used to describe various things regarding eating disor ...more
Was a fast read filled with characters I liked. A little pat , but that is what one expects in this type of read. I found it to be enjoyable, well written and mostly would enjoy seeing what happens to all the characters next. I also would be interested in the back stories of some of the characters, what led them to the person they are now.
Thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
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 boo ...more
When 3 women attend the wedding of a friend, little did they know that within 24 hours, everything would have changed! But that is exactly what happened to Lillo, Jess, Allie, and Diana.
I have to say, that when I started out reading Lighthouse Beach, I thought it was going to be a funny, light-hearted book, but it is more than that! It's inspiring, funny, heartbreaking, confidence building story about new and old friendships, hidden pasts, secret, passion, and community, and that is truly what i ...more
Very nice tale of four women who "run away" from a wedding and start to find themselves. Why on earth Jess continued to obey her parents and agreed to get married is beyond me but that failed union is the catalyst for the rest of the story. Each of these women- Lillo, Allie, Diana, and Jess- have had problems with men and relationships. Decamping to Lillo's house at Lighthouse Beach (and meeting Mac) is one of the best things that's happened to any of them recently. This is a classic plot but No ...more
I received this book from TLC Book Tours in exchange for a review! When Lillo receives an invite to the wedding of her childhood friend, Jess, she isn’t quite sure what to expect. They haven’t spoken in years, but she discovers Jess needs her support to find the strength to leave her controlling family and cheating fiancé. On the eve of her wedding, Jess escapes with Lillo and two friends in tow. They retreat to Lillo’s small hometown, Lighthouse Beach. Over the next week, each of the women are ...more
Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble is a beautiful novel of friendship and healing.
Although Lillo Gray has not heard from her childhood friend Jess Parker for several years, she reluctantly decides to attend Jess's upcoming wedding. Barely recognizing her formerly overweight friend, Lillo senses all is not right with the bride-to-be. Her instincts prove to be correct when she, Jess, Jess's friends Allie Lusano and Diane Walters catch Jess's fiancé in flagrante delicto in the parking lot of the hot ...more