French Coast

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$19.99  $18.59
St. Martin's Griffin
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

ANITA HUGHES is the author of Lake Como, Monarch Beach, and Market Street. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and has taught Creative Writing at The Branson School in Ross, California. Hughes lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.


"French Coast is the kind of novel I sink into, a story soaked with glamour, family loyalty tested and love's resiliency proven. I was seduced by the beauty of Cannes and the mystery of family secrets that can change a life forever. Anita Hughes writes with an eye for glamorous detail and a heart for compassionate love. Anita Hughes combines a lush setting, family mystery, love and longing in one enchanting story of three beautiful women who are tested and endure." --Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Driftwood Summer and Coming Up For Air

"Opening an Anita Hughes book is like wandering into a candy store, stuffed with delicious treats for the mind and heart. French Coast effortlessly evokes the languid charm of the Côte d'Azur as it navigates between a scandalous love affair in the past and a series of heartaches in the present. Chock full of beautiful clothes, divine food, and extraordinary characters, this novel will keep you glued to your beach chair until sunset." --Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers and The Secret Life of Violet Grant

Praise for Anita Hughes

"Hughes's latest (after Lake Como, Monarch Beach, and Market Street) is an entertaining beach read for those interested in secrets, romance, and a lot of fashion." --Library Journal

"Anita Hughes' name has become synonymous for breezy, easy-to-read women's fiction and her latest is no exception." on Market Street

"Lake Como weaves an artful tale of family secrets, self-discovery, acceptance, and forgiveness. The pages hold a thoroughly decadent journey." --Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island on Lake Como

"A warm, sparkling and heartfelt novel that explores the power of second chances in life, in love and in following your dreams." --Kirkus Reviews on Market Street

"A glamorous woman, fabulous clothes, gorgeous jewelry, sexy men, not to mention delicious food and divine scenery, all shimmer in a beautiful bubble around family sins and secrets--Lake Como will take you away!" --Nancy Thayer, author of Island Girls on Lake Como

"Hughes gives the reader an exciting story full of passion and fun about questions of self-worth and how unexpected changes can be some of life's most valuable and pleasurable experiences." --Booklist on Market Street

"With Anita Hughes' trademark glamour and heartfelt compassion for her characters, Lake Como takes you on an inspiring journey to Italy, where unexpected family ties, romance, great food, and possible answers await." --Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club and Finding Colin Firth on Lake Como