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Emerald Coast: A Novel Paperback – August 1, 2017
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"Hughes’ uplifting tour of past love and future endeavors, set in a dreamy getaway of excitement and self-discovery, makes for an ideal, quick beach read."―Booklist
"Emerald Coast is a beautiful, compelling beach read, a curl-up-in-bed read, an everywhere read. You will be transported." ―Sheila Weller, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us
"Emerald Coast delivers a sexy, sunlit, romantic escape, whisking the reader to the picturesque town of Porto Cervo, with all the tastes, sights, and feelings that accompany a glamorous seaside holiday ― a great summer read!" ―Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions
"Captivating right down to its fresh, unexpected ending, Emerald Coast is a gem of a novel. No other writer combines love and exotic locales like Anita Hughes." ―Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.
About the Author
Anita Hughes is the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como, French Coast, Rome in Love, Island in the Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, and White Sand, Blue Sea. She attended UC Berkeley’s Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.
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Luckily for Lily there is an opening at the resort for her to change rooms seeing how Oliver is traveling with his new girlfriend. However unlucky for Lily the new suite is right next door to her ex-husband causing them to cross paths more than once on the trip. Lily becomes determined to continue her trip and even have a good time enlisting the help of her butler Enzo.
Emerald Coast by Anita Hughes is a bit of a different type of romance read as Lily and Oliver are freshly divorced but the book takes the reader on a journey looking back at their relationship and the ten years they had together. Alternating the past between Lily and Oliver and where they are at now in their lives intertwines the story showing just how love can go astray and gives a deeper meaning to the current events in their lives.
I actually enjoyed the characters in the book and had my suspicions on how things would turn out in the end all the while I was reading. The one character complaint that I would make would be I found it a bit odd that Lily was so forgetful in her day to day life but manages a successful business that spans the globe, a bit contradictory there. But making this book also shine was the lovely setting it takes place in, the author does a great job giving the feel of Sardinia bringing the area and customs to life. With the twist of focusing on a divorced couple and the lovely setting I found this one quite unique and an interesting read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
If you're looking for a good beach read this summer and plan to read all day long while soaking up the sun, this is the perfect book. A spectacular setting with vivid descriptions, reading this book really made me wish I was in the Emerald Coast. This was a nice "beach escape" for me.
I received an advance review copy of this book from the Great Thoughts Ninja Review Team and NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
I received an advance review copy of this book from the Great Thought's Ninja Review Team. All opinions are my own.
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