July 9, 2013
Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarist Abbie Sinclair seeks refuge with three octogenarian siblings, Millie, Marnie and Beau Crispin, who live in a looming plantation house at the edge of the world—Stargazey Point.
Once a popular South Carolina family beach resort, the Point’s beaches have eroded, businesses have closed, and skyrocketing taxes are driving the locals away. Stargazey Point, like Abbie, is fighting to survive.
Abbie thinks she has nothing left to give, but slowly she’s drawn into the lives of the people around her: the Crispin siblings, with their own secret fears, Cabot Reynolds, who left his work as an industrial architect to refurbish his uncle’s antique carousel in hopes of breathing new life into his childhood sanctuary. Ervina, an old Gullah wise woman, who can guide Abbie to a new life and her true self, if only she’ll let her. And a motley crew of children whom Abbie can’t ignore.
She came for a safe haven but receives much more. Stargazey Point is magic place—a place for dreamers. It is also a place that can lead you home.
May 7, 2013
Prequel e-novella to Stargazey Point
Take a trip to the South Carolina coast to experience the beautiful sunsets that lead to perfect Stargazey Nights.
A call from the past and a mysterious inheritance bring Cabot Reynolds to a magical town and forces him to make a decision that will change his life forever. Stargazey Point, once a slice of Southern heaven, is in need of tender love and care, something Cab learns he is in desperate need of himself. Stargazey Nights is a tantalizing glimpse into a world that comes to life in the forthcoming novel, Stargazey Point.
Holidays at Crescent Cove
Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about friends, family, and good food. But for the residents of Crescent Cove, the holidays this year will truly bring them home.
Amidst visions of turkey and pumpkin pie, Sweet Grace is ready to greet Thanksgiving in a quiet celebration of home and heart. But things don’t go according to plan. Her father—whom she hasn’t spoken to in years— comes walking through the door, expecting a reunion and her help. And of course this is the exact moment her friend, Jake, has decided to finally make a declaration. Will the spirit of Thanksgiving be enough to help Grace accept her family and her friend’s love?
It’s Christmas, and Bri never expected to be living in Crescent Cove again with her two adopted daughters. And she never expected to find a handsome stranger sleeping in her barn. But since ‘tis the season to open your home to those in need, Bri decides to let David spend the holidays with her new family—and he gives her and the girls a precious gift— the true meaning of Christmas.
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While Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised M Atelier collection at New York City’s Fashion Week, her husband of thirteen years cleaned out their bank account and disappeared. A week later the bank foreclosed on her apartment and business. Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux returns home to the small, coastal town of Crescent Cove, CT, where she once knew love, joy and family, three things she’s lost on her climb to fame.
BEACH COLORS is a story about broken dreams and new beginnings and the power of love to transform what we might have been into what we can become.
“Honest and deeply moving, BEACH COLORS proves that home is where the heart is.”
Lisa Verge Higgins, author of The Care and Maintenance of Friendship
"With broad brushstrokes Shelley Noble paints a beautiful, vivid picture of a small coastal town we wish we grew up in and tight-knit friends we wish we were part of. We're taken on Margaux Sullivan's journey of loss, healing, rediscovery of self, and love of a man and his boy. With Noble's words we see sunsets and sea grass, fashion and frustration, life, love and happily ever afters. I can't wait for her next book!"
Robin Kaye, author of The Domestic Gods Series--Romeo, Romeo, Too Hot to Handle, Breakfast in Bed, and Yours for the Taking
"Shelley Noble's "Beach Colors" is a deft, graceful rendering of the journey home to love."
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Grace Burrowes
“ . . .a delightful story of starting over and finding joy and contentment, as well as the love that can be lost in the hustle and bustle of pursuing success. Great characters and an enjoyable plot make this an entertaining tale for summer—or any season.”Susan Mobley
"Readers will easily fall into the rhythms of Crescent Cove, populated by an entertaining, endearing cast of characters. Readers will also be rooting for a young, ambitious woman caught between competing life choices, who discovers the healing power of family, friends and home.”
"While Beach Colors can indeed be considered a summer read, it transcends that classification by virtue of its poignancy and depth. While funny moments and memorable characters abound, they are underscored by an exploration of themes such as the redemptive powers of friendship and love. At its heart, though, Beach Colors is a tale of self-discovery and of finding the courage to follow your dreams, wherever those dreams may take you. It’s also the perfect accompaniment to sun on your skin and sand on your feet…"
read the full review by John Valeri at Examiner.com
THE PERFECT SUMMER READ
A vivid novel set in a coastal town of Connecticut, Beach Colors is the story of one woman’s broken dreams and new beginnings.
"Beach Colors is the first women fiction's title from Shelley Noble, who also writes mysteries under the name Shelley Freydont. She brings the same charm and spectacular imagery to this story as she has done in the past, and readers will find themselves swept away to the coastal town of Crescent Cove with a flip of the pages. Margaux's character has hit rock bottom, and watching her work her way back to the top again will leave a fulfilling feeling to those who get to know her. A deeply moving and heartfelt novel, Beach Colors is a must for your summer reading list."
read the full review by Samantha Robey at sheknows.com
Watch for FOUL PLAY AT THE FAIR
By Shelley Freydont
It only takes one rotten apple to spoil a harvest festival
Everyday is a holiday in Celebration Bay
Until murder comes to town
As more and more tourists flock to Celebration Bay to enjoy its popular seasonal festivals, the quaint New York town is in need of a professional coordinator. Enter Manhattan event planner, Liv Montgomery, tired of big city stress and looking for an idyllic spot where she and her Westie terrier, Whiskey, can put down roots.
The Harvest by the Bay Festival is Liv’s first chance to prove herself, and everything from apple bobbing to apple crisp, pumpkin painting to handmade quilts goes perfectly—until the body of an itinerant juggler is discovered stuffed into an antique apple press.
With a murderer on the loose, a panicked town council threatens to shut down the upcoming Halloween and Christmas festivals. But the town’s livelihood is at stake, and Liv is not about to let that happen. With Halloween only a few weeks away, Liv must do some juggling of her own in order to catch a killer who’s rotten to the core.