The Beach at Painter's Cove: A Novel

The Beach at Painter's Cove: A Novel

by Shelley Noble

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The Beach at Painter's Cove: A Novel by Shelley Noble

From the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Beach comes another heartwarming story of four generations of women who reunite in their crumbling family mansion by the sea for a dramatic summer filled with love, family, secrets and sisterhood.

The Whitaker family’s Connecticut mansion, Muses by the Sea, has always been a haven for artists, a hotbed of creativity, extravagances, and the occasional scandal. Art patrons for generations, the Whitakers supported strangers but drained the life out of each other. Now, after being estranged for years, four generations of Whitaker women find themselves once again at The Muses.

Leo, the Whitaker matriarch, lives in the rambling mansion crammed with artwork and junk. She plans to stay there until she joins her husband Wes on the knoll overlooking the cove and meadow where they first met. Her sister-in-law Fae, the town eccentric, is desperate to keep a secret she has been hiding for years.

Jillian, is a jet setting actress, down on her luck, and has run out of men to support her. She thinks selling The Muses will make life easier for her mother, Leo, and Fae by moving them into assisted living. The sale will also bring her the funds to get herself back on top.

Issy, Jillian’s daughter, has a successful life as a museum exhibit designer that takes her around the world. But the Muses and her grandmother are the only family she’s known and when her sister leaves her own children with Leo, Issy knows she has to step in to help.

Steph, is only twelve-years-old and desperately needs someone to fire her imagination and bring her out of her shell. What she begins to discover at the Muses could change the course of her future.

As Issy martials the family together to restore the mansion and catalogue the massive art collection, a surprising thing happens. Despite storms and moonlight dancing, diva attacks and cat fights, trips to the beach and flights of fancy, these four generations of erratic, dramatic women may just find a way to save the Muses and reunite their family.

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062439079
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 100,964
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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.

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The Beach at Painter's Cove: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice read; I really enjoyed the characters.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings In Connecticut, a family has lived for a few generations in a beautiful home. One of the descendants has moved to New York and is called home when things are falling apart and like the prodigal son she goes home to try to pick up the pieces and put this big extended crazy family back together.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts Muses by the Sea is a special place, a mansion and grounds open to artists for years. But the family has all gone their separate ways leaving Leo (Grammy) and her sister-in-law Fae all on their own. Until a phone call from the police brings 4 generations of women home. This was the summer beach read I have been waiting for. Family drama with mystery and romance too. Issy had not been back home in years, she even missed her grandfather’s funeral, which was not her fault. But when she gets a call that her Grammy has fallen and there are 3 children without anyone to watch them, she quickly hurries back to the Muses by the Sea. When she gets there she finds things are even worse than she imagined. But she connects with an old friend and her brother who rush right in to try to bring a little order to the chaos. Shelley Noble has created such a wonderful cast of characters and through the course of the book the vast difference in personalities emerge and collide. A very dysfunctional family, everyone is coming from a different place in their lives. Most only concerned about themselves. As the story continues they grow and evolve in a delightful way. Grammy was a character I was so drawn to. The love of her life, Wes, has passed away as has one of her sons. She is at the age where she can remember the past vividly but current time is not always so easy. She finds comfort sitting on a bench near her loved ones graves, talking things over with them. Alzheimer’s may just be starting but she is a strong woman and she will fight to stay in her home until it is time to join her husband. I have known several woman like Grammy in my lifetime. The location at Muses by the Sea is a character in itself. In addition to the mansion that just needs a little work and deep cleaning sounds like such a wonderful place. So many rooms and even a hidden elevator. If you would like to stay somewhere a little more rustic like Fae, there are several cabins on the property. Many haven’t been used in years but again a little TLC would go a long way. Surrounding the buildings are woods, meadows and coves. The author also gives us a couple of mysteries to solve. Secrets, lies, a couple of missing persons, and theft are all found in this family saga. I don’t want to give anything away but what I need in a summer beach read is a happy ending and this story did not disappoint. Love blooms, sacrifices are made, and those that need to pay do. You are going to want to pick this book up for your next summer getaway.
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
This was a new author and a new type of book for me. Not really a romance or mystery. But there is a little of each. This wasn't a light hearted feel good fast read. Rather it is a sit down dig your teeth into and enjoy for a few hours. I was interested in the story line when the book was offered to me to review by TLC tours. I took one look at the cover and read the description and I wanted to dig in! From chapter 1 I was captivated and wanted to know what would happen to the children basically abandoned by their parents. The were left with an elderly grandmother. Who ended up in the hospital just days later. To the rescue is their aunt. Who 'thinks' she doesn't have time to deal to step in and help. This was truly a book filled with an interesting cast of characters that make up a truly fun and interesting storyline. Anyone who loves a little drama would enjoy this new title by Shelley Noble. The Beach at Painter's Cove is a great summer read. I received a complimentary copy from TLC Tours.
Photolady More than 1 year ago
I loved this novel! Ms. Noble does an amazing job of pulling you into the story making you feel like you are right there. It has mystery, history, romance and family drama - it's everything you want in a summer read.