A Beach Wish

A Beach Wish

New York Times bestselling author Shelley Noble returns to the beach in her latest summer read about the family we create and the wishes we make that can shape us.Zoe Bascombe has never said no to her family. When she blew her Juilliard audition, she caved to their wishes and went to business school. But when her mother dies and leaves instructions for Zoe to spread her as...

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A Beach Wish Reviews

  • Deborah Morgan

    A beautiful novel about finding a new family and the old family. Healing, loving, and family are the main ingredients in this novel where Zoe goes to fulfill her mother's dying wishes and finds a whole different side of her mother she had never known.

  • Stacy

    Perfect summer read. A story of wonder and family dynamics. Zoe is an incredibly strong character. You can't help but feel her emotions as your own. What would you do if you found out you had a whole other family. Not just any family,one that is full of crazy drama and years of pent up anger.

    Wind chime beach sounds like a beautiful place for loved ones to be laid to rest and remembered. I can hear the chimes in the breeze!

  • Janet Friesner

    Another excellent read. So good. Another book that will be on my reread list. Highly recommend it.

  • Andrea Guy

    Shelly Noble is becoming one of my "summer" authors. I find myself always reading her latest at this time of year.

    This book was a bit of an emotional read for me and it was slow going because of it. That's just me. I just lost my mother this past Oct and any book that involves the death of a parent, especially a mother is hard for me to read, no matter how good it is.

    When Zoe's mom dies, she discovers that her mother has kept some secrets. She finds that out when she has to take her mom's ashes

    Shelly Noble is becoming one of my "summer" authors. I find myself always reading her latest at this time of year.

    This book was a bit of an emotional read for me and it was slow going because of it. That's just me. I just lost my mother this past Oct and any book that involves the death of a parent, especially a mother is hard for me to read, no matter how good it is.

    When Zoe's mom dies, she discovers that her mother has kept some secrets. She finds that out when she has to take her mom's ashes to a place called Wind Chime Beach. These aren't any old secrets either, this is, mom had a whole other family that no one knew anything about.

    I loved how Zoe slowly becomes friends with everyone, even though she kept to herself at first. Truth be told, I didn't understand why she didn't say why she was there, instead telling people for awhile that she was just really vacationing.

    The other family she discovers is full of drama. (Romeo and Juliet kind of drama). I want to give props to Shelley Noble for referencing The Reflections song Just Like Romeo and Juliet in the book.

    I loved how all the characters managed to tie together. I loved Eve and her daughters that had there own drama. Then there was Henry and Floret and the hateful grandma, Hannah. The characters may all seem small at times but each played a big part in the outcome one way or another. Not to mention Lee, Mel and Eli

    This was a wonderful story about families and secrets and one that was perfect for a lazy afternoon when you can get lost in a book.

  • Sue

    I love reading books about the beach during the summer. This was much more than a beach read - it was the story about family and love and a fun book to read. There were a lot of characters and I think some of them could have been left out with no problem but I was able to keep up with all of the main characters. My favorite had to be Zoe. She was on a quest to fulfill her mother's final wish and even though it made absolutely no sense to her why her mother wanted her ashes scattered on a beach t

    I love reading books about the beach during the summer. This was much more than a beach read - it was the story about family and love and a fun book to read. There were a lot of characters and I think some of them could have been left out with no problem but I was able to keep up with all of the main characters. My favorite had to be Zoe. She was on a quest to fulfill her mother's final wish and even though it made absolutely no sense to her why her mother wanted her ashes scattered on a beach that no one in the family had ever heard of, she was going to do it and then she was going to find out WHY Wind Chime Beach and WHAT her mother's connection was to the people who lived there.

    Zoe always wanted to be involved in the music business. After she failed her audition at Julliard, she went to business school as her family wanted and was thrilled to get a job in the music industry. When her job got downsized, she was left wondering what she wanted to do with her life. When her mother's final wish was for Zoe to scatter her ashes, she decided to do it despite the disapproval of her three brothers. When she gets to town, she runs into a lot of interesting people including an old hippie couple who still live life in a commune. She wonders what the connection is between her straight laced and proper mother with this place and with the older couple. What she finds out will totally change her opinion of her mother as well as change her future plans for her life.

    This was an easy read about family and love. Most important it was a reminder of the fact that our parents had lives before we were born and they were often very different than what we imagine.

    Thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own.

  • Patti

    On April 6, 2019, I received the book A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble for free through Goodreads First Reads. This author is one I have never read before, so I wanted to try a new author and the book sounded very interesting. I guessed the premise of the book; however, it was very convenient that all the brothers (Errol, Robert, and Chris) were married or in relationships so the unmarried sister who is a dead ringer for the mother went on the quest by herself. I did enjoy when Chris showed up. Som

    On April 6, 2019, I received the book A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble for free through Goodreads First Reads. This author is one I have never read before, so I wanted to try a new author and the book sounded very interesting. I guessed the premise of the book; however, it was very convenient that all the brothers (Errol, Robert, and Chris) were married or in relationships so the unmarried sister who is a dead ringer for the mother went on the quest by herself. I did enjoy when Chris showed up. Some of the other characters were good like the hippie characters Floret and Henry, and Dulcie the goat was funny. The grandmother Hannah and father Lee were interesting characters. I liked the on/off romance between Eve and Mike, although it would have been nice for a decision between the on/off part. I also would have liked for a romance between Zoe and David. I liked the ending of the book; however, it almost appears as if there should be a sequel so hopefully the author will write one. In the end this book covered all of the areas that make a good book, and it is such a great book if I can finish it in two days.

  • Berit☀️✨

    ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛ. sᴜᴍᴍᴇʀ. ʀᴇᴀᴅ.

    Shelley Noble has crafted the PERFECT summer read. Intriguing well developed characters. A beautiful beach setting. Plenty of family drama. And even a dash of romance. I love stories like this that completely whisk you away into the lives of the characters in the book. Zoe finds herself in a small New England town. She is there to spread her mothers ashes, but why would her mom want her ashes in a place that the family has never heard of? We all know our parents had a lif

    ᴘᴇʀғᴇᴄᴛ. sᴜᴍᴍᴇʀ. ʀᴇᴀᴅ.

    Shelley Noble has crafted the PERFECT summer read. Intriguing well developed characters. A beautiful beach setting. Plenty of family drama. And even a dash of romance. I love stories like this that completely whisk you away into the lives of the characters in the book. Zoe finds herself in a small New England town. She is there to spread her mothers ashes, but why would her mom want her ashes in a place that the family has never heard of? We all know our parents had a life before we were born, but what happens when that life includes an entire different family?

    Zoe was such a great character and I truly enjoyed spending time with her. She was so relatable and I really appreciated her quiet strength. The rest of the cast of characters were a true delight. The family drama was very reminiscent of the Hatfields and the McCoys. Two families with an age old dispute, and two kids in love. There was also a little magical element to the story, a beach called Wind Chime with an intriguing story of its own. This really is the perfect book to spend a lazy summer afternoon with.

    🎧🎧🎧Vanessa Johannsson has a crisp youthful voice that really blended well to the story.

    *** Big thanks to William Morrow and Harper Audio for my copy of this book ***

  • Patty

    I was able to read this beach read at the beach – it doesn’t get much better than that, does it? This is my second book by Ms. Noble; I had previously read her Stargazey Point. In A Beach Wish the reader is introduced to Zoe, a young woman who loves music but failed at her goal to get into Juilliard so is now just treading water through her life. Then her mother dies which rocks her world. Her mother leaves instructions for Zoe to scatter her ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach. A place tha

    I was able to read this beach read at the beach – it doesn’t get much better than that, does it? This is my second book by Ms. Noble; I had previously read her Stargazey Point. In A Beach Wish the reader is introduced to Zoe, a young woman who loves music but failed at her goal to get into Juilliard so is now just treading water through her life. Then her mother dies which rocks her world. Her mother leaves instructions for Zoe to scatter her ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach. A place that Zoe nor anyone else in the family has ever heard of. Her stepbrothers want to forgo her last wishes but Zoe heads out to follow them. While there she finds not the end of her mother’s life but rather the beginning. She also finds herself.

    A Beach Wish was a quick and easy read. I read it in an afternoon. It’s full of interesting and diverse characters who are at odds with one another. Zoe knows nothing of this place but soon comes to realize that her mother had a completely different life before her second marriage. The ending was pretty easy to figure out but it still made for a good story. The compulsory bad actor seemed a bit over the top but there does need to be conflict of some sort.

    Overall a satisfying read with a solid plot and interesting characters.

  • Sharlene

    I enjoyed this book very much. Shelley Noble always writes great books about family relationships. I always consider her when I need a good book for the beach, pool or easy chair. Appealing location with great characters.

  • Jaimee

    📚Book Review📚

    I was lucky enough to win A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble on Goodreads. I thought this was a nice, relaxing read with some family drama thrown into it. Zoe’s mother passed away and left her instructions to spread her ashes on Wind Chime Beach. Zoe had never heard of this place and had no idea why her mother would make such a request. When she finally arrives, she is shocked to learn that she has family there..including a sister! The story was good, but it was a slow read for me. The c

    📚Book Review📚

    I was lucky enough to win A Beach Wish by Shelley Noble on Goodreads. I thought this was a nice, relaxing read with some family drama thrown into it. Zoe’s mother passed away and left her instructions to spread her ashes on Wind Chime Beach. Zoe had never heard of this place and had no idea why her mother would make such a request. When she finally arrives, she is shocked to learn that she has family there..including a sister! The story was good, but it was a slow read for me. The character development was great - there are many characters. I typically find it confusing and a bit challenging when a book has so many characters, but I found the characters easy to follow. So, the author did a great job at describing them and making each of them stand out amongst each other. This book is set to be released on June 25th, 2019.

    I rate this book 3.8 stars. It was good and it drew me in at times.

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