August 2, 2013

Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble

Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble is a good beach read perfect to read this summer. This novel is perfect for fans of Southern style chic-lit and those who enjoy a good romance.

Book Description
Devastated by tragedy during her last project, documentarian Abbie Sinclair seeks refuge with three octogenarian siblings, who live in a looming plantation house at the edge of the world.

South Carolina’s Stargazey Point used to be a popular family beach resort, but the beaches have eroded, most of the businesses have closed, and the crowds have gone. It's the perfect place to hide from the rest of world.

But hiding is harder than she thought it would be. There's a wise Gullah woman who seems to see into Abbie's soul, and an intriguing man on a quest to bring Stargazey Point back to life.” – Stargazey Point

My Thoughts
Stargazey Point is a feel good summer read about a woman who rediscovers friendship, love, and herself. Abbie’s journey from tragedy to a sleepy seaside town is not that original. However, the story is written very well and of course, unique to the characters that live in it.

The characters were all well written and interesting pieces of the novel. However, they were a bit predictable. I did appreciate Abbie’s character starting over and gaining a new perspective in life to get it right this time. Although it wasn’t anything too dramatic or unexpected, I liked it.  

The setting is also a beautiful backdrop to the story, which is detailed beautifully and should not be overlooked. The author does a very good job at making you feel like you are there watching everything unfold in the story.

This is a great beach read that can easily be enjoyed in a weekend. If you enjoy good Southern chic-lit, this would be a great book for you to read. I recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of Stargazey Point, William Morrow, for providing me with a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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