Beach Colors by Shelley Noble


11 Critic Reviews

Will delight readers looking for a beach read with substance.
-Publishers Weekly


While renowned designer Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised collection during New York City's Fashion Week, her husband was cleaning out their bank account. A week after he disappeared, the bank foreclosed on Margaux's apartment and business.

Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux has nowhere else to turn to but home: the small coastal town of Crescent Cove, Connecticut, where she once knew love, joy, and family before she put them behind her on the climb to fame. When she's stopped for speeding by local interim police chief Nick Prescott, Margaux barely remembers the "townie" boy who worshipped her from afar every summer. But Nick is all grown up now, a college professor who gave up his career to care for his orphaned nephew, Connor. Though still vulnerable, Margaux is soon rediscovering the beauty of the shore through young Connor's eyes . . . and, thanks to Nick, finding a forgotten place in her heart that wants to love again.

But as she continues to work on a bold new line that will get her back into the game, Margaux realizes that soon she will have to make the most important, most difficult decision of her life. . . .


About Shelley Noble

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Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer. Most recently she worked on the films Mona Lisa Smile and The Game Plan. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and Romance Writers of America, and the author of Beach Colors. She lives in New Jersey.
Published June 12, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 368 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by John Valeri on Jun 11 2012

While Beach Colors can indeed be considered a summer read, it transcends that classification by virtue of its poignancy and depth.

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Reviewed by Lanine Bradley on Nov 08 2012

With a title such as Beach Colors, readers know exactly what they are in for: a slow, warm, light-hearted tale of loss and forgiveness, connection and hope. 

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Reviewed by Betty Lytle on Jun 24 2012

“Beach Colors” (William Morrow, $14.99, paperback) by Shelley Noble is a great read for summer.

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Publishers Weekly

Reviewed by Publisher's Weekly on Sep 10 2012

Will delight readers looking for a beach read with substance.

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Reviewed by Samantha Robey on Jun 07 2012

A deeply moving and heartfelt novel,Beach Colors is a must for your summer reading list.

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Reviewed by MK on Jun 17 2012

I really enjoyed Beach Colors, and read it in one sitting because I couldn't put it down.

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Reviewed by Mary on Aug 29 2012

It’s a very fast read and would be a good choice to take along on vacation.

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Reviewed by Heart2Heart on Jun 23 2012

This is a beautiful summer read, that captivated it so richly, I could feel the warm summer breezes and see the details landscapes and colors that Shelley Noble so eloquently describes. She places the reader in her book so well, you are disappointed when you realize you aren't really there.

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Reviewed by Bingo on Jul 24 2012

BEACH COLORS by Shelley Noble is your quintessential beach read and I say that as it has all the proper elements to fit the category.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Parker on Jun 24 2012

I felt that sometimes the novel was hard to get through.

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Reviewed by Toothy on Jun 13 2012

Beach Colors is an absolute delight to read and if you’re looking for a fast and fun beach read, then I highly recommend this one.

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Eman 5 Sep 2013

Added the book to want to read list