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Tag line: New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble pens a heartwarming story of a mother-daughter road trip to the beach and to self-discovery.
About SUMMER ISLAND: When reporter Phoebe Adams loses her job and her fiancé on the same day, it never occurs to her that she’d also have to support her mother, Ruth, through her divorce from Phoebe’s father after thirty-five years of marriage.
They both need a safe haven and Phoebe knows just the place—Summer Island where Grandma Alice still rules the roost from the big New England beach house Phoebe and Ruth had once called home.
But “home” has changed. There’s a trendy new look downtown. Large beach houses are replacing the old; the Harken house next door is in disrepair.
Phoebe’s plan for a peaceful retreat is quickly hijacked when globe-trotting Great Aunt Vera makes an unannounced pit stop. With Vera around, no one can stay morose for long, not even Lars the grumpy widower next door, or his son Ty, formerly geeky middle child all grown up into a handsome and enigmatic man. Soon they’re all enjoying things they used to do and discovering new ones. Each adventure opens a part of themselves they’ve neglected for too long and brings them closer together.
But when an accident threatens to destroy the tenuous tie between them, Phoebe realizes how fragile life can be, and that she has some serious choices to make about her own life.
It will take the support of her newly awakened family and the magic of SUMMER ISLAND for Phoebe to embrace the challenge of an unexpected future and to trust her own heart.
In SUMMER ISLAND, Shelley Noble once again creates a thought-provoking and life-affirming beach read that will stay with you long after the last tan of summer fades.
About the author: Shelley Noble is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Whisper Beach and Beach Colors. Other titles include Stargazey Point, Breakwater Bay, and Forever Beach—a story of foster adoption in New Jersey—and four spin-off novellas. A former professional dancer and choreographer, she lives on 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. https://www.shelleynoble.com/
Foreign sales history:
Stargazey Point: Finland (Reader’s Digest/CIL Suomi Oy), Poland (condensation), (Tarsago Polska/Reader's Digest), Brazil (condensation) (Reader's Digest), Portugal (condensation) (Reader's Digest)
Breakwater Bay: Germany (Bastei Lübbe)
Praise for SUMMER ISLAND:
“This heartwarming novel about love, friendship, and family will have Noble’s readers looking for more. Share this with fans of Hannah McKinnon and Nancy Thayer.” – Booklist
“Summer Island is more than a beach read, a tale about acceptance and finding one's way, no matter one’s age.” – New York Journal of Books
“Between the pages of Summer Island readers will find a story about two women that have lost everything and are on a mission to discover a new normal….This wonderfully penned novel will keep you captivated from beginning to end, it's blissful locale, quirky characters, and engaging story line make it the perfect beach read! Highly recommend!!” – Red’s Romance Reviews
A sample of praise for the author’s previous work:
Praise for LIGHTHOUSE BEACH:
“Shelley Noble has penned a big, engaging family saga, filled with a memorable ensemble cast, spanning four generations. Noble’s expert storytelling, combined with her beautiful writing makes this a novel that keeps you turning pages.” – Renee Rosen, author of Windy City Blues
“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!” – Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana
“New readers and fans of Noble’s previous novels will find much to appreciate in this ensemble drama with fully realized characters and a vivid, enchanting setting. This is a novel perfect for reading on a beach, with or without a lighthouse.” – Booklist
“The latest beach read from Noble explores the healing power of friendship, appealing to fans of women’s fiction, especially works by Nancy Thayer and Elin Hilderbrand.” – Library Journal
Praise for BREAKWATER BAY:
“A story of stripped identities, Breakwater Bay examines the power of family and the importance of shared history. This tender, romantic novel is a perfect beach read.” – Booklist
“The water and the beauty of the Breakwater Bay becomes almost another character in the story. The historical homes add depth to the whole picture of Breakwater Bay.” – Examiner.com
“Noble's latest is a testament to the concept that family is what one makes it...and the intense romance that builds between Meri and Alden is slow, careful and full of possibilities -- which will appeal to readers who prefer romantic stories on the realistic side.” – Romantic Times Book Review
“Breakwater Bay is a riveting story that takes place in and around Newport, Rhode Island...Characters are very well drawn, dialogue is great! I highly recommend this book.” – Sacramento Public Library
Praise for STARGAZEY POINT:
“Slow-paced yet with a nicely detailed setting, Noble's second novel explores how hearts can heal despite the deepest wounds….Richly layered, this should appeal to fans of large-cast southern reads.” – Booklist
Praise for BEACH WISH:
“Noble’s latest is a novel that offers a beautiful setting and a cast of engaging characters….a compelling look at what it means to be a family.” – Booklist
“Noble tells the tumultuous story of a daughter caught in the middle of pain and family strife. Readers will appreciate the uplifting end to a complicated, heartrending story of love lost and anger relinquished at last.” – Publishers Weekly
“An emotional story of love and the power of family that will thoroughly immerse readers and whisk them away to the ultimate beach escape.” – Chanel Cleeton, New York Times bestselling author of When We Left Cuba
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