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 ashes at a place called Wind Chime Beach, she defies her brothers and starts out for a New England town none of them has ever heard of and discovers a side of her garden club mother that her wildest dreams hadn’t imagined.
Zoe has another family.
Her first instinct is to run home. Instead she is caught in the middle of her feuding new relatives. With one family fighting among themselves and the other not speaking to her, Zoe must somehow find a way to bridge her new life with her old.
For the first time in her life, Zoe must make a stand for her family—both of them. If only she can only figure out how.
Her answer lies at Wind Chime Beach where for generations people have come to add their chimes to the ones already left among the trees. And when the wind blows and the air fills with music, their secrets, dreams, and hopes are sent into the world. There’s a message for Zoe here—if she has the courage to open her heart.
Noble (Lighthouse Beach) tells the tumultuous story of a daughter caught in the middle of pain and family strife. Zoe Bascombe and her brothers are shocked when their mother's will asks Zoe to travel alone to a beach they've never heard of, Wind Chime Beach, to spread her ashes. After arriving, Zoe learns her mom lived there as a teen and was deeply in love with a man named Lee, witwh whom she had a daughter named Eve. But her mom's biggest secret is that Lee is also Zoe's dad. While coping with finding a new family, Zoe is also caught in the middle of a family battle full of secrets that started the day her mother left Wind Chime Beach. Readers will appreciate the uplifting end to a complicated, heartrending story of love lost and anger relinquished at last.