06 June 2017

Delightful & Summer-y Family Drama | The Beach at Painter's Cove 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.

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A delightful and summer-y novel from Shelley Noble, The Beach at Painter’s Cove focuses its story on the Whitakers and their family home. A series of coincidental circumstances brings four Whitaker generations under the same roof, forcing them to uncover a few secrets as each character contributes personal issues to the family dysfunction. The story fills with great family drama, including bits of mystery, intrigue, romance, and magic, and seeing the interactions over the course of this story, I enjoyed getting to know Noble’s interesting cast of characters. It’s an excellent summer read—fans of contemporary family drama should be sure to pick up The Beach at Painter’s Cove.


Thanks to TLC Book Tours, I received a complimentary copy of The Beach at Painter’s Cove and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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.

1 comment:

  1. We just did a weekend trip with three generations and that was crazy ... I can't imagine living with four generations for an extended period of time. :)

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!