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The Shell Keeper

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  4 reviews
The hood of Del's van is littered with the remains of a lovely autumn display of orange pansies. She's about to become a divorced, unemployed, single mother and, like the flowerpot she's just demolished, her life is a wreck. But this ditzy, flustered Pollyanna is tougher than her first impression belies. Gwen is empty-nesting, her bakery's bottom-line won't rise, and her h ...more
Paperback, 374 pages
Published August 1st 2011 by Createspace
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Renee Peterson
This book was an unexpected joy to read. It is the story of three woman who are strangers bought together by a crash and end up forming a friendship. Reading this book made me feel like I was reading a coming of age story for adults and left me satisfied and content at the end. What made this book really stand out were the characters: too often I read books with characters that just aren't realistic or too extreme. Each of these ladies could be your next door neighbor, the lady in front of you a ...more
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The Shell Keeper is a heartwarming novel by first time author Robin Nolet, exploring the themes of friendship and self discovery.
The protagonists of Shell Keeper are three very different women. Gwen, partnered with a college age son, owns and runs a popular bakery in River Bend, Claire is single but helps to support her sister and nephew with her work in high pressure realty, while Del is in the midst of a divorce instigated by her adulterous husband. Their lives intersect one winters morning a
Dan Marvin
Robin Nolet’s book starts out with a very applicable quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh. "Out of the welter of life, a few people are selected for us by the accident of temporary confinement in the same circle. We never would have chosen these neighbors; life chose them for us. But thrown together on this island of living, we stretch to understand each other, and are invigorated by the stretching."

In 'The Shell Keeper', the island is the Colorado skiing town of Blue River and the shells tossed on
Robin Nolet has written a heart-warming, humorous story that brings together three very different women by chance. Each has their own set of challenges and is carrying their own baggage.

Nolet cleverly weaves together their stories and shares with us the lessons they learn while they realize what strong women they are, each with something unique to give to the others. LOVE this story as it celebrates the power of friendship and the strength of women! Terrific read!
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Robin, a refugee from the humidity of the midwest, lives in Colorado where she writes with the assistance of her faithful Golden Retriever, Maddie, and a large supply of Twizzlers.

Robin's writer's resume includes honors from the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (Colorado Gold Contest), Pikes Peak Writers (Paul Gillette Memorial Contest), and the Denver Women's Press Club.

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