Broken Teepee: Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble - Blog Tour and Book Review

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stargazey Point by Shelley Noble - Blog Tour and Book Review

I received a free copy of Stargazey Point from TLC Book Tours for my honest review.


About the Book:

• Paperback: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 9, 2013)
Shelley Noble’s Stargazey Point is a beautiful story of love, heartbreak, friendship, and new beginnings.
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 by Shelley Nobel is the perfect beach read any time of year.

About the Author:

Shelley Noble is a former professional dancer and choreographer. She most recently 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 is the author of Beach Colors. She lives in New Jersey.
Find out more about Shelley at her website, follow her onTwitter, and connect with her on Facebook.

My Opinion:

Abbie Sinclair heads to to Stargazey Point to try and decompress after a very traumatic experience. Her best friend has relatives who live there and her friend thinks it's the perfect place for Abbie to just get away from it all. The relatives are three 80+ year old siblings living in a mansion by the sea; although it's a mansion that has seen much better days. Abbie thinks she will stay for a short visit, sit on the beach and just vegetate.
Uh-huh.

While there she meets the various characters that inhabit the small town from the neglected children to the grieving widow to the mean town drunk. She also meets Cabot Reyolds the Third, who had moved to Stargazey Point after being left a legacy by his uncle. He left a lucrative career as an architect and a beautiful fiance behind to pursue his passion. A passion that no one in in family seems to understand. Sparks fly of course, between Abbie and Cabot.

You don't have to invest much effort into the reading of this novel, it just breezes along rather quickly. It is a simple, enjoyable beach read and none of the characters really made me care overmuch about them but I would love to find a place like Stargazey Point - it was the most well developed "character" in the book. Many of the people were rather undeveloped; maybe unfinished is a better word. Particularly the three Crispin siblings with whom Abbie stays. They allude to much and have an air of mystery but nothing is really explained. It was frustrating.

Was I happy I read it? I would say yes. Would I read it again - no. It was a lovely diversion; a read that didn't require me to think or research or even wonder. A relaxing read. Sometimes a person needs one.

Rating:
3.5

You can see the Stargazey Point Tour Schedule

You can purchase Stargazey Point on Amazon.com

You can purchase Shelley Noble's novella, Stargazey Nights on Amazon.com


Disclosure:  I received a free copy of Stargazey Point from TLC Book Tours for my honest review. I received no compensation for this post.

4 comments:

  1. This is one I would like to read to try it out. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  2. I can only imagine what a mansion by the sea would look like!

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