Whisper Beach: A Novel

Whisper Beach: A Novel

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by Shelley Noble
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Colors and Breakwater Bay comes this unforgettable story— reminiscent of Kristin Hannah’s beloved novels—of friends, loyalty, and love as three women, who are reunited in the idyllic beach town where they grew up, are forced to re-evaluate their bonds.

Fifteen years

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Beach Colors and Breakwater Bay comes this unforgettable story— reminiscent of Kristin Hannah’s beloved novels—of friends, loyalty, and love as three women, who are reunited in the idyllic beach town where they grew up, are forced to re-evaluate their bonds.

Fifteen years ago, seventeen-year-old Vanessa Moran fell in love and lost her virginity but not to the same boy. Pregnant, desperate, and humiliated, she fled friends and family and Whisper Beach, New Jersey, never breathing a word about her secret to anyone. She hasn’t been back since. Now a professional Manhattan organizer, she returns to the funeral of her best friend’s husband. She intends on just paying her respects and leaving—though she can’t deny she also wants the town to see how far she’s come as a successful business woman. But her plans to make this a short visit fall by the wayside when her girlfriends have other ideas.

Dorie, the owner of the pier’s Blue Crab Restaurant where Van and her friends worked as teenagers, needs help. Dorie’s roving husband spends every penny they make and now their restaurant is failing.

Joe, the boy Van left behind without an explanation, has never stopped loving her. While he’s wary of getting hurt again, he also can’t help wondering what would happen if they took up where they left off.

As the summer progresses and the restaurant takes on a new look, trouble comes from unexpected sources. For Van, this summer will test the meaning of friendship and trust—and how far love can bend before it breaks.

Editorial Reviews

BookJourney.net
“Looking for a good read this summer? Add Whisper Beach to your list.”
BookNAround blog
“Whisper Beach is a warm sunny day of a read about mistakes, friendship, repairing the hurts of the past, and moving on into a clearer future and readers will enjoy turning the pages as they dig their toes into the sand this summer.
LizandLisa.com
“Noble is the master of the beach read!”
Lesa's Book Critiques blog
“Whisper Beach is a refreshing change from the expected storyline... It’s actually a treat to discover Shelley Noble’s story of ordinary people coping with life.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062319166
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
40,307
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer and has worked on a number of films. She lives at the Jersey shore where she loves to visit lighthouses and vintage carousels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America.

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Whisper Beach: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
booknerdDS More than 1 year ago
copy received from TLC Book Tours for an honest Review "Whisper Beach" by Shelley Noble was a perfect summer beach read.  I was instantly engaged in the story.  I loved that the author provided a light but also mysterious tone to the story. Vanessa, or Van as she is referred to, is back in her hometown to attend a funeral.  Van has been away for about 18 years.  At first the author doesn't clue us into why she has been gone for son long, which I really liked. It added a tone of mystery to the story.  The small town feel was very endearing and added to the drama that made Van decide to leave. Although Van has childhood friends she always seemed isolated and distanced from them. As her past slowly creeps back into her life she can no longer run from the secrets she has been hiding.  Added to this already engrossing story line is her unfinished romantic business with Joe.  Overall, this was a great story. I found it heartwarming and a great lesson in the importance of communication. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There better be a sequel. I need to know what happens to everyone!! Great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the book, but left questions. Felt like the story was unfinished
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally found a new author I enjoy. Its a story of friendship, Family and clean, rare to find these days. Now I must buy her otherrs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book. 301 pages. First book I've read by Shelley Noble but won't be last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought very goodbook. Easy reading.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Hope there is a second book ,to finish the story. A part 2 is needed. I like to read books not write the ending myself
Anonymous 10 months ago
Main characters dull, uninspired, self involved & not very likeable . Main character very smug. Lots of story lines but no resolutions. Probably a subsequent book in the works but I won't be reading it .
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was not bored but not overly interested either. I would rate this a middle of the road read!
Anonymous 11 months ago
I really enjoyed this book, and it was hard to put down! The characters were very interesting, as was the story line. I will definitely be looking for more books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really didn't realize the story was ending... This book needs a sequel.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written. But, the story ended too soon. If this is typical of this author, I probably won't read another.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great rwad, could hardly put it down. Really connected with a lot of the characters. Left a lot hanging at the end, would love to see a sequel!
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KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings The main character, Vanessa Moran or Van left home abruptly and has returned for a funeral and this is her first time back in many many years. Leaving behind a crappy ex boyfriend, some ok friends and a horrible family situation, she didn't look back, but now she must go relive some memories and deal with the past so that maybe she can secure a better future. Vanessa narrates most of the book, but the author sneakily added some moments that came from Joe's point of view and I loved them - it was the perfect amount to get a little different POV, but not take away from the story. I also loved that although Vanessa was technically the main character her three childhood friends - Suze, Dana and Gigi all had their own storylines and could have almost been main characters on their own, it felt like an ensemble cast!
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