Lighthouse Beach
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.     

Lighthouse Beach Details

TitleLighthouse Beach
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 29th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN-139780062675972
Rating
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary

Lighthouse Beach Review

  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Review to come on June 4th as part of a blog tour. Stay tuned :)
  • Sheyla ✎
    January 1, 1970
    The Lighthouse Beach reunites Lillo Gray and her friend Jessica Parker after years apart. Jess has invited Lillo to her wedding. Lillo and Jess met when they were teenagers. Jess was sent to fat camp by her horrible parents despite not being fat. Now, the same parents are forcing her to marry a not-so-nice guy. Between Lillo and Jessica's two college friends, Diana and Allie, they'll steal the bride away and drive towards Lillo's town, Lighthouse Island.Once they get there, we start learning ab The Lighthouse Beach reunites Lillo Gray and her friend Jessica Parker after years apart. Jess has invited Lillo to her wedding. Lillo and Jess met when they were teenagers. Jess was sent to fat camp by her horrible parents despite not being fat. Now, the same parents are forcing her to marry a not-so-nice guy. Between Lillo and Jessica's two college friends, Diana and Allie, they'll steal the bride away and drive towards Lillo's town, Lighthouse Island.Once they get there, we start learning about these four women and who they are. Diana, the CEO of her own company, twice divorced and a love for horses and maybe the Vet in town. Allie, and the loss she has suffered. Can she love again? Then, there is Jess, the bride-to-be who didn't know how to stop her father from offering her for a marriage she had no desire to be part of. Last, there's Lillo who's hiding the events that made her stop practicing the job she grew up wanting more than anything else. There were parts of the Lighthouse Beach that were too predictable for my taste but others kept my attention. I love the feel of a small town. Everyone knows everyone and there's no way to keep them out of your life but when push comes to shove, a community comes together to help when it's most needed.It took me a while to warm up to Lillo. She was wallowing in so much guilt. She was terrified of having the other women learn anything about her. Half of the time, she thought about kicking them out of her home. She also didn't communicate well with the people who cared about her and her future. I love how Jess was able to stand up for herself when she needed too. In part, she was able to do it because she had the unconditional help from her friends. I wish Allie's storyline had more to it. I felt her predicament was glossed over. I wanted to see more of her and Nando together. I will say that in my opinion, the Lighthouse Beach was missing more in the romance department. It was also missing an epiloge. I would've love to see what the future held for these four women.Cliffhanger: No3/5 FangsA complimentary copy was provided by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    January 1, 1970
    To be reviewed over at http://freshfiction.com
  • Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
    January 1, 1970
    Friendship and fun. Lighthouse Beach is easy to put down and pick up again with a sweetness that makes this a perfect book for summer. Follow us on KT Book ReviewsTwitterFacebookPinteresttumblrYouTubeBook BabblersInstagram
  • Chanel Cleeton
    January 1, 1970
    A heartfelt and witty celebration of friendship and love, Shelley Noble takes readers on an unforgettable journey as she provides the ultimate beach escape. Lighthouse Beach is the perfect read for summer!
  • Zili
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy from the publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review!What I say: Lighthouse Beach is many things. It's sweet, inspirational, happy, sad and fun all at once. Focusing on love and friendship, it tells the story or stories of Jess, Lillo, Allie and Diana, oh and of course a wedding (ish)! We see numerous secrets uncovered along the way, a certain revelation threw me for a loop, whilst others made me smile (not sure what that says about me).I kept asking myself what I received a copy from the publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review!What I say: Lighthouse Beach is many things. It's sweet, inspirational, happy, sad and fun all at once. Focusing on love and friendship, it tells the story or stories of Jess, Lillo, Allie and Diana, oh and of course a wedding (ish)! We see numerous secrets uncovered along the way, a certain revelation threw me for a loop, whilst others made me smile (not sure what that says about me).I kept asking myself what I'd do if I were in a situation like Lillo, Allie and Diana. I'm not sure I'd manage to put my point across in such spectacular fashion!Oh Jess. I wanted her to stand up for herself. I'm sure numerous women find themselves in a similar situation to her in terms of family expectations (well sort of). Hopefully they'd stop anything they don't really want before things reach this far though...Despite the beginning it has a great holiday read vibe and I'd like to know what happens next on Lighthouse Island.3.5 - 4 Stars in my Sky!
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  • Gaele
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 displayed here – in fact, she barely cobbled together everything to come. And then there’s Jess’ friends Diana and Allie: they know the Jess of today, and probably have more in common with her than she ever could, even after an unhappy summer together when they were fourteen. Diana and Allie are sure that their college-friend Jess is making a HUGE mistake, and although they’ve tried, in many ways, to make the point – they will be there to support her in her choice – even the wrong one. In fact, the only people who don’t think this marriage is not one to succeed are Jess’ parents – even the groom isn’t committed. Well, he is committed to doing things his own way when he’s discovered, pants down, in the parking lot. Relieved that they have a reason to run, the ladies head off in the van Lillo brought and travel to Lighthouse Island, to spend some girl time and help Jess recover from the hurt. Lyrical, lovely and fresh: stories are told and the women share their struggles, dreams and even secrets – certain of support and acceptance in this small group. Each woman brings her own needs and issues into the story: and their personalities all allow for connections to be built with one another and within a ‘girl power’ sort of group that is supportive, helpful and above all, honest. A lovely story that adds layers and nuance as each story is revealed and the connections are being built between them. This is a friends group that everyone could build, with the right intentions, and perhaps this book will give some pointers into doing just that. I received a paperback copy of the title from the publisher for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
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  • Kate Olson
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for this free review copy!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 Thanks to TLC Book Tours and the publisher for this free review copy!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 disorders and differently-abled individuals ~ they were not glaring, but these are areas I'm highly sensitive to, so my rating reflects that.
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  • Catherine Mack
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway. I always enjoy books where the characters go through some sort of self discovery and this book has plenty of that! The characters are well developed with lots of background history making them who they are in the story. This book could easily have a part two. Would love to know what happens next! Certainly a great book to take to the beach this summer.
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  • Theresa
    January 1, 1970
    Won this book through Goodreads Giveaway. 3 women attend the wedding of a mutual friend and runaway with the bride before the nuptials. All 4 women have a story and on Lighthouse Island they help each other face whatever is holding them back.
  • Liz
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Cara Ross
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 it feels like when you read it, like your apart of its community.So let's get to the basics, the story is a new approach to adult sisterhood; the writing has that melodic rhythm, which draws you in, and you never want to let it go. I'm hoping that the author doesn't leave the story there, that this book is just the beginning for Lillo, Jess, Allie, and Diana, and whether or not the town slogan of "Once you visit Lighthouse Beach, Life will never be the same" is true for this quartet.I give Lighthouse Beach 5 stars
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  • Ann
    January 1, 1970
    This was a wonderful story of 5 women finding their way. Lillo is heading to Jess's wedding. She hasn't seen Jess since they were together in fat camp during their teens. Jess is marrying the man her family has hand picked for her. Diana and Allie are college friends of Jess and are sure Jess is making a mistake. When Jess and her friends catch the groom to be in a car with a waitress they hightail it away to Lighthouse Beach and Lillo's small cottage. The girls come under the wing of Mac, the w This was a wonderful story of 5 women finding their way. Lillo is heading to Jess's wedding. She hasn't seen Jess since they were together in fat camp during their teens. Jess is marrying the man her family has hand picked for her. Diana and Allie are college friends of Jess and are sure Jess is making a mistake. When Jess and her friends catch the groom to be in a car with a waitress they hightail it away to Lighthouse Beach and Lillo's small cottage. The girls come under the wing of Mac, the woman to mans the lighthouse and has her own problems. These five ladies help each other and solve several problems within the small beach community. Great read, nice romance and a lovely setting where I'd love to live.
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  • Lynn (Ellesea Loves Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 starsI found the beginning of the narrative a little slow as it struggled to hold my by attention as I began my first Shelley Noble novel. However, by the time I reached Chapter Three, Lighthouse Beach had more than piqued my curiosity. Especially as the bride of the society wedding along with Lillo and two other friends make a dash from their hotel to escape the wedding!Lillo Grey was surprised when she received an invitation to the wedding of a friend she'd not seen in years. Yet, she some 4.5 starsI found the beginning of the narrative a little slow as it struggled to hold my by attention as I began my first Shelley Noble novel. However, by the time I reached Chapter Three, Lighthouse Beach had more than piqued my curiosity. Especially as the bride of the society wedding along with Lillo and two other friends make a dash from their hotel to escape the wedding!Lillo Grey was surprised when she received an invitation to the wedding of a friend she'd not seen in years. Yet, she somehow thought it would be a good idea to attend. It isn't until after the ensuing dramas have receded that she fully appreciates how she needs Jess, Diana and Allie friendship as much as they need hers.Diana, CEO is a no-nonsense and matter of fact woman. Jess is easily led, especially by her possessive family. Allie is a widow living with her in-laws and Lillo has issues she hopes no one will realise about until after they have left her haven at Lighthouse Beach. Somehow, these four unique women find a renewed perspective on their lives as they descend into the small town where Lillo sought refuge amongst people who have their own individual reasons to live there too.While the focus is on Lillo and her guest, an abundance of colourful, supporting characters add a wonderful community spirit to the proceedings. They are a mix-matched bunch of people who invade the lives of the unsuspecting outsiders and slightly irk our heroine Lillo when their interference is too much to handle, even when it is heartfelt.By the end of the novel, I was invested in all the characters. Whilst I appreciate it when the author writes a 'happy for now' ending; encouraging the reader to ponder about what happens next in the lives of the characters. There's an abundance of scope to unravel the loosely tied endings for a sequel. I sincerely hope Ms Noble will write more about Lillo as she goes off to pursue unfinished business and fulfil her potential and to know if Lighthouse Beach did change the lives of Jess, Allie and Diana for the better.A heart-warming and somewhat humorous novel about the power of friendship. Written exquisitely, the overall feeling of this novel is positive and uplifting with waves of melancholy woven into the narrative. It's definitely a wonderful book to relax with on the beach or by a pool.***arc generously received courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss+***
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Shelley Noble has, over the years, become one of my favorite writers of “beach books,” as most of her novels are set in coastal locations. (I grew up on the Jersey shore, and it’s still the home of my heart, so even when a story takes place in Maine, as Lighthouse Beach does, I feel like I’m visiting the beaches of my childhood.)In this book, she combines two of my favorite things: beach settings, and women supporting other women, which may be the ultimate combination of storytelling. Each of th Shelley Noble has, over the years, become one of my favorite writers of “beach books,” as most of her novels are set in coastal locations. (I grew up on the Jersey shore, and it’s still the home of my heart, so even when a story takes place in Maine, as Lighthouse Beach does, I feel like I’m visiting the beaches of my childhood.)In this book, she combines two of my favorite things: beach settings, and women supporting other women, which may be the ultimate combination of storytelling. Each of the five women in this story: Lillo, Jess, Allie, Diana, and Mac, are a bit broken, a bit lost, a bit in need of a restart. In “kidnapping” Jess from a wedding she truly didn’t want to go through with, and using Lillo’s Lighthouse Beach community as their sanctuary, each of them begins to heal. (Mac is a longtime resident, but her story becomes intertwined with that of the other four, so it seems wrong not to include her.)Friendships between women are things to be treasured, and while some of the friendships among these five people exist at the start of the story, others form as the tale is told. Never once does anything feel contrived. Noble’s characters all have distinct voices and personalities, and they feel like the women we all know.While Lillo and Jess are the true heart of this book, I found myself (likely because I’m three months away from turning 48) identifying with Mac a lot. Maybe it’s because I’ve always harbored a secret desire to live in a lighthouse (or at least in the keeper’s cottage).While the women in this book are the main characters, there are men, lovely men, in the story as well. Ned, Ian, Clancy – all have their moments to shine, and all are as distinct and interesting as the women who interact with them.As I was reading this, I found myself wishing I could join the group in Maggie’s kitchen or Lillo’s living room, or on the beach. It doesn’t matter if it’s wine or beer or tea or some of each. What matters is the support we get from our circle of friends, and Shelley Noble has captured that with humor, wit, sincerity, and real dimension.Goes well with a glass of cabernet sipped while sitting in the sand on a chilly coastal evening. Sweaters, jeans, and bare feet recommended. Bonfire optional.
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  • Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
    January 1, 1970
    When an invitation lands in her mailbox for her long lost friends wedding Lillo Gray wasn't quite sure what to think of it, they haven't spoken since they were teens and to hear from her like this out of blue is quite peculiar. They met at fat camp when they were fourteen, and made an instant connection, bonded over things and became inseparable for the duration of the summer. But then time passed and they moved on with their lives, and drifted far apart.Jess is dressed and ready to walk down th When an invitation lands in her mailbox for her long lost friends wedding Lillo Gray wasn't quite sure what to think of it, they haven't spoken since they were teens and to hear from her like this out of blue is quite peculiar. They met at fat camp when they were fourteen, and made an instant connection, bonded over things and became inseparable for the duration of the summer. But then time passed and they moved on with their lives, and drifted far apart.Jess is dressed and ready to walk down the aisle, marry her fiance and start the next chapter in her life... but minutes before that is supposed to happen she discovers her fiance in a compromising position with a waitress in the parking lot. Now she knows the doubts she has been fighting the last few weeks held some weight, she should have listened to her gut, and her heart, and stopped this sham of a wedding before it came to this point. But that would have disappointed her parents, and that's unacceptable...After the devastating discovery, Jess, and her friends Allie and Diana jump into Lillo's old van and hit the open road to Lighthouse Island for a little life reboot vacation.... not realizing this little vacation of theirs holds the keys to futures they never expected for themselves, as well as lots of fun and healing they all desperately need.Lighthouse Beach is a poignant tale that will tug on your heartstrings, leave you inspired, and renew your faith in the power of friendship! From the moment I started this one I found myself identifying with these ladies, developing a deep understanding of where they were at and where they wanted to end up, it was such a wonderful journey to be a part of, and quite inspiring too. I sure hope the author plans to revisit Lighthouse Beach and give us another peek at these wonderful characters, I would love to see how they are doing and where they all end up! If you are looking for a heartfelt and humorous tale to dive into this summer I highly recommend you add this one to your list, it sure to take you on an truly pleasurable literary escape!I requested an advanced copy of this title and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
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  • Ruthie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~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 cou ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~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, 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.
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  • Gmr
    January 1, 1970
    What started out as the story of a runaway bride, turns into a tale of four women repairing wounds they didn't know existed, and discovering the true selves they want to be.Women's Fiction stories, or even Contemporary Romance novels for that matter, can be fickle creatures. More often they follow a formula of certain character types, storylines, issue parameters, and the eventual TADA, happily-ever-after moment....not so much here, but in the BEST way possible! I was never quite sure where the What started out as the story of a runaway bride, turns into a tale of four women repairing wounds they didn't know existed, and discovering the true selves they want to be.Women's Fiction stories, or even Contemporary Romance novels for that matter, can be fickle creatures. More often they follow a formula of certain character types, storylines, issue parameters, and the eventual TADA, happily-ever-after moment....not so much here, but in the BEST way possible! I was never quite sure where the story was going to take us, and though I knew all the characters more deeply by story's end, it didn't make it any easier to predict...or say goodbye. (~tear~) Sound daunting? Ah, but it really wasn't...it was actually refreshing. It kept me on my toes in the most delicious way, and spiked my curiosity when things went left when I was anticipating right...and let's not forget about the laugh out loud moments because there are quite a few! Honestly, this group of gals, along with the whole of Lighthouse Beach really, were rather memorable. In short, it was a wonderful adventure filled with loss, laughs, and most importantly love...not necessarily of the romantic type, but of the kind that matters most; that which comes freely and is good for the soul.**copy received for review
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  • Megan Oneail
    January 1, 1970
    ⭐⭐⭐ of 5 Stars So I was excited about this book for two reasons. 1) it takes place in Maine, which is my home state and very dear to my heart. 2) there is a classic VW bus, which makes me so happy because I drive a classic VW beetle, and therefore they are my tribe. So this has the makings for a great read already. However, I found myself a bit bogged down by the many characters, the frequently changing POVs, the overlapping storylines, and the bucketload of secrets everyone alluded to the whole ⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5 Stars So I was excited about this book for two reasons. 1) it takes place in Maine, which is my home state and very dear to my heart. 2) there is a classic VW bus, which makes me so happy because I drive a classic VW beetle, and therefore they are my tribe. So this has the makings for a great read already. However, I found myself a bit bogged down by the many characters, the frequently changing POVs, the overlapping storylines, and the bucketload of secrets everyone alluded to the whole book but didn’t actually share until the end. And even then I finished the book feeling like there were a lot of loose ends that still needed tying up. These things made me sad because I genuinely enjoyed many of the characters (Jess, Mac, and Diana especially) and loved their stories. Perhaps we will get another book in the future featuring these great ladies? Please? A girl can hope...
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  • Kathleen Gray
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Noble executes it well, with each woman's personality shining through. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC. A good beach book!
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  • Linda Marie Marsh
    January 1, 1970
    I suppose i am in a minority here. I liked it. It was nice. A good summer on the beach read. But not much more..... Four women form a friendship whey they 'kidnap' a bride who doesn't want to be one, and run for the coastal home of gal- pal Lillo. ( cuz SHE has a van ) The 4 have diverse background stories, and their characters are well formed, funny and complex. What made this a fair to middlin' read is that it was such a predictable storyline and outcome. As i said, it was nice....and i like I suppose i am in a minority here. I liked it. It was nice. A good summer on the beach read. But not much more..... Four women form a friendship whey they 'kidnap' a bride who doesn't want to be one, and run for the coastal home of gal- pal Lillo. ( cuz SHE has a van ) The 4 have diverse background stories, and their characters are well formed, funny and complex. What made this a fair to middlin' read is that it was such a predictable storyline and outcome. As i said, it was nice....and i liked it!
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  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    Lillo briefly leaves her island escape to attend the society wedding of her old friend Jess. She meets Allie and Diana, Jess' sorority sisters. She never actually meets the groom, she just sees him making out with another woman in the parking lot. All four woman leave with Lillo in her borrowed VW van and go back to Lighthouse Island. I loved the resolutions to the story lines without it being a smarmy need a man for a happily ever after.
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  • Janet Friesner
    January 1, 1970
    Have enjoyed all of Shelley Noble's books. Have all 12 of them. This one was a little different than some others of hers I have read. It's a story of four women all of whom have different issues in their lives who come together for a week on an island in Maine and the effect of this relationship with each other. I thought it was quite good and I do recommend it.
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  • Victoria Schade
    January 1, 1970
    Reading Lighthouse Beach makes you wish you could throw on a sweatshirt and watch the fog roll in with Lillo, Jess, Diana and Allie. It's a story of friendships, both new and old, confronting painful histories, and the power of community that immediately draws you in. I loved immersing myself in the world of Lighthouse Beach - the last page felt like the last day of vacation!
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  • Marykaye
    January 1, 1970
    This book is a nice light read for summer. It is about four friends who learn to find and love themselves again.I received this book free from Goodreads for a honest opinion.
  • Barbara Andrews
    January 1, 1970
    This book was a great read. Great story great characters and some life lessons thrown in for good measure. Highly recommend this. Received this book from Goodreads First Read.
  • Mary
    January 1, 1970
    Lighthouse Beach is about the friendship of 4 women in their early 30s. They’re old enough to have endured some disappointments but young enough to have retained some optimism for the future.What starts out as the wedding of one of the four ends up being an unexpected girls getaway. And what better place to spend a girls’ week than Lighthouse Beach, Maine – a place where the town’s welcome sign says “Once you visit Lighthouse Beach, life will never be the same”. New possibilities are found and s Lighthouse Beach is about the friendship of 4 women in their early 30s. They’re old enough to have endured some disappointments but young enough to have retained some optimism for the future.What starts out as the wedding of one of the four ends up being an unexpected girls getaway. And what better place to spend a girls’ week than Lighthouse Beach, Maine – a place where the town’s welcome sign says “Once you visit Lighthouse Beach, life will never be the same”. New possibilities are found and suddenly the future seems a little brighter for all involved.I liked Lighthouse Beach. Grab a copy this summer and enjoy a visit to the Maine shore. *review copy courtesy of the publisher3.5 stars
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