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Lighthouse Beach: Life Will Never Be The Same. This is on the sign when you come in to this little coastal beach town and it rings a sentiment so true for a newly formed group of friends. Lillo Gray winds up at the wedding of an old camp friend that she has not seen in years. The fact that she even went blows her mind…and she ends up leaving the wedding with the bride and her 2 college friends, never seeing the bride to her wedding vows.
Each girl carries baggage with her. Not in the literal sense. Lillo takes them away to her house and regrets it with every fiber in her body. She isn’t set up for house guests and does not want to entertain them in the least. This ends up being so good for her, and for each of the girls.
They form a tight bond you would think they have been friends for years. It was amazing that this book takes place only over the course of a weeks’ time. Each girl grows exponentially throughout this time. They all needed a little Lighthouse Beach and it makes you feel so good at the end.
We all get by with a little help from our friends. This is what I enjoyed most in this book. Self-realization is important and sometimes you need a little nudge or two from your friends. If you’re looking for a book where the characters grow and learn, this is the one for you. It makes it more enjoyable with a beautiful Maine beach setting! I just wish this was a real place so I could go visit!!! I don’t think *I* would ever leave!
4 star read. It is a bit of a stretch with the growth considering it all takes place within a week; however, remember this is a work of fiction and darn it, they can all grow this much because that’s how fiction works. It was a little bit of a slow start for me, but once little hints started to be dropped about what everyone’s baggage was, I had to find out what background everyone had and what everyone was afraid of/hiding from/etc etc. This is a perfect summer read!
Title: Lighthouse Beach
Author: Shelley Noble
Genre(s): Literary Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance
Publisher: William Morrow Books
Release Date: May 28, 2018