Beach Colors

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While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.

Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the ...

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Overview

While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.

Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the "townie" boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again.

But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Lisa Verge Higgins
“Honest and deeply moving, BEACH COLORS proves that home is where the heart is.”
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
“Shelley Noble’s “Beach Colors” is a deft, graceful rendering of the journey home to love.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062103086
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 172,032
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer. Most recently she worked on the films Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America, and the author of Beach Colors. She lives in New Jersey.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    Please of Please people quit spoiling the whole book, a couple o

    Please of Please people quit spoiling the whole book, a couple of sentences will do, we don't need paragraphs on a book review, keep it short, don't rewrite the book in the reviews!

    46 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 19, 2012

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    Margaux Sullivan is at the end of her rope. Once at the top of h

    Margaux Sullivan is at the end of her rope. Once at the top of her game in the fashion world, creating breath-taking designs and clothes, her husband Louis, emptied the house, their bank account and her world when he left without saying anything. Now that she has her car and a little money left, she heads back to her childhood home, a beach front house in Crescent Cove, Connecticut. Just before she finally makes it to her retreat, red and blue flashing lights appear in her rearview mirror. This is part of her past she didn't see coming, literally.

    Nick Prescott is the Chief-of-Police and when a speeding blue convertible heads into his down just before the height of summer, he knows his days will be longer than he ever thought. Pulling her over, Nick learns that the driver of the car, is the girl from his childhood, the one who captured his heart then and now it seems has snagged it once more. As he hands her a speeding ticket, he realizes that even though so many years have separated them, she will always have a place in his life, even though she doesn't know it.

    Nick is beyond overwhelmed with not only his job, but taking care of his nephew Connor, who was abandoned by his mother one day when she decided to drop him off at a neighbors and never returned. She simply couldn't deal with the loss of her husband and the burden of raising a child on her own. Now however, Connor has been dealing with tragedy by isolating himself and has come to lock himself inside his own little world, no longer the little boy that he should be. Nick knows between himself and his mother, they will try everything to help him recover, if Nick can only find a way to reach him.

    In the beautiful novel, Beach Colors by Shelley Noble, Nick and Margaux have to learn to deal with challenges that are often outside of their control and learn to accept help from others. It doesn't label them as weak or failures, it simply shows us that with the love of friends and family, we can weather through any of life's storms. This is a beautiful summer read, that captivated it so richly, I could feel the warm summer breezes and see the details landscapes and colors that Shelley Noble so eloquently describes. She places the reader in her book so well, you are disappointed when you realize you aren't really there. The characters are vibrant and personable, the setting breath-taking and above all, the storyline is magical, just the perfect recipe for success in my opinion.

    I received Beach Colors compliments of William Morrow, a division of Harper Collins Publishers for my honest review and I absolutely love Shelley Noble's writing style. It conveys a warmth and love for her characters that appeals to the reader and keeps the story engaging so you simply can't put it down. While this is my first book from her, it most certainly won't be my last. I rate this one a 5 out of 5 stars and a must read for anyone looking for a bit of romance along a small beach side town and filled with starry nights, hopes and dreams just waiting to be fulfilled.

    12 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2012

    Loved this book! My first Shelley Noble Book.

    I really enjoyed this book. I love books with a beach setting. There were very interesting relationships between the characters. I really liked the struggle of the main character as to where she really belonged after her husband's death. I look forward to reading another book by this author

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    not a forever favorite

    The book started semi-stronge. The voice was there, but died off by the third chapter (which is about the point I started skimming). I never really connected to any of them. The emotions werent strong, the conflict was lame (a tried and true conflict of a romance novel). Nick, Connor and Bri showed promise of true tug at your heart emotion but all were under developed and left me disappointed. Not worth 9.99.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    Good book

    Nice easy read. Good story line.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2013

    I really wish you people would stop whining about the reviewers

    I really wish you people would stop whining about the reviewers telling the whole story of a book.........don't read them. I don't. Just skip over them and read the custormer reviews only.,

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Loved this book!

    This was my first book by Shelley Noble (as I tend to stay with the authors I am comfortable with; however, like to branch out when I see a cover or summary, I feel drawn to). I read Beach Colors on my NOOK, and it captured me from the first chapter! I started it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday, as loved the characters (Mags, Nick, Connor, the moms, and of course the BFFs!

    The setting was a big draw as love beach towns and the excitement of the designers. A captivating story of summer breezes, love, challenges, heartbreak, and starting over! Would love to see a series, and hear more from Nick and Margaux and the others!

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2012

    i thoroughly enjoyed this book.. I hope another of Ms. Noble's b

    i thoroughly enjoyed this book.. I hope another of Ms. Noble's books will be available shortly. I just loved her style and every one of her characters.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    Loved the book sorry when it was done. Looking forward to more b

    Loved the book sorry when it was done. Looking forward to more books

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    Luv it

    Luv it

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Wird

    You crazy people your pust writh comments about the book i like it a little

    3 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Highly recommended!

    This was a very good book - I couldn't put it down!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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    Margaux Sullivan returns home to Crescent Cove, CT after her mar

    Margaux Sullivan returns home to Crescent Cove, CT after her marriage, fashion business, and her life in general, have gone down the tubes thanks to her scummy husband. Being stopped for speeding as she crosses the town line is not an auspicious beginning to her plan to start over.
    Police Chief Nick Prescott realizes immediately that the out of state speeder he has stopped is the girl he had a major case of unrequited love for when he was younger and going off to college. His plan to teach at the college level has been shelved as he returns to his hometown to care for his traumatized nephew Connor after the death of Jack’s brother.
    Despite the unfortunate beginning to their becoming reacquainted, Margaux and Nick find themselves drawn to each other. Margaux has the seed of an idea to return to the fashion world but it will require a lot of hard work and immense amounts of time. Nick would still like to return to academia but has to put Connor’s needs above his own and that includes not getting involved with a woman who may not be around for the long haul. Margaux and Connor bond at their first meeting, however, and that adds to the tension between the two adults.
    I enjoyed watching two people who have so many reasons to never fall in love again, dancing around each other and putting up walls at the same time. Lucky for them both, they have friends and family who love to interfere and provide the support and advice Margaux and Nick need to work out their relationship. Salon owner Linda becomes Margaux’s fairy godmother and Margaux’s two friends, Grace and Brianna, provide some tactful pushing. The three women, known as “The Selkies” in their childhood, have all achieved their childhood dreams but have not found the happiness they thought they would have for various reasons. Finally, the setting of the town itself becomes the creative muse for Margaux and her new designs.
    Nick has friends give him a nudge toward Margaux and his mother and nephew are smitten with her. He is the one holding back because of his fears about Connor being abandoned by another mother figure. It is interesting that Connor gives Margaux his whole heart without reservation and that Nick is the fearful one.
    The story is resolved in a realistic but satisfying way that is true to the personalities involved. I am hoping that we will soon see a book for Grace or Brianna and more of the wonderful town of Crescent Cove. This is the first piece of women’s fiction from this author who writes mysteries as Shelley Freydont. Kudos to Ms. Noble on her debut book.


    3 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Entertaining For a While

    This is a pleasant piece of work which has some ok characters in it. The problem with the book is that it should have stopped about 40 pages from the end but did not. It is apparent what will happen and how it will happen but then it went on and on to bother the reader to get to where and when it happens. Just went on too far, seemed as if it was done to fill the pages but really would have been fine to end it where it should have ended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    The storyline was good, characters more than one dimensional, an

    The storyline was good, characters more than one dimensional, an enjoyable read. I hope Ms Noble is working on her next book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Sweet romance

    A nice read that brings you on a journey of love and finding who you are meant to be

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Refreshing

    I am still in the midst of reading but wish I could just sit and finish. Very good, keeps you attentive. Only thing I don't like is the foul language. Not necessary for a good story. Not a lot in it, but more than I want in it. Looking forward to the ending.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Soft read.

    I really liked this. Easy reading, no stress story. Doesn't get too deep.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    GREAT BOOK

    GREAT BOOK

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Iasbella pacelli

    I agree i hate when people telk the whole book in the dang review i mean come on let us a least read the book..

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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