About The Beach at Painter's Cove
This was a gloriously summer read with a beautiful setting and an incredibly dysfunctional family trying to find their strength. Right from the start I loved Issy. She's carved out a career that she loves but has always missed the house she grew up in with her loving grandparents. When everything falls apart she's the only one who can and will go back to set things right. I loved watching her try and figure out what to do and realize that things might not have always been as they appeared in the best possible of ways. The other characters were a little harder to warm up to but as the book went along they became part of life at the Muses and it was fun to see the changes (particularly in Jillian and Stephanie).
This was an entertaining family saga with imperfect characters trying to find their way. It's perfect hammock reading with bits of humor and heart but never silly. This was my first Shelley Noble book but it most definitely won't be my last. Rating: Loved it!