Tuesday, April 7, 2015

French Coast by Anita Hughes


Serena has the job she's always dreamed of and Chase, the man her heart never dared to. As a new editor at Vogue, she bags the biggest interview of the year with Yvette Renault, the infamous former editor of French Vogue, in The Carlton-InterContinental Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival. She eagerly jets off to France while Chase stays home, working with her father, a former senator, on his upcoming mayoral campaign.

Everything feels unbelievably perfect...until it doesn't. The hotel loses her reservation hours before her big interview. Serena fears that she'll have to go home without her story, but then she meets Zoe, a quirky young woman staying in the suite below Yvette's who invites Serena to stay with her. Serena is grateful for her mysterious roommate's generosity, but it seems that there's more to her story than meets the eye. To make matters worse, soon after arriving in Cannes, Serena learns a shocking secret about her parents' marriage, and it isn't long before she begins to question her own relationship.With her deadline looming and pressure mounting, Serena will have to use her investigative journalism skills, new

friendships, and a little luck to get her life and love back on track. Fast paced and impeccably written,

French Coast will draw readers in to the intoxicating world of the Cote D'Azur. Hughes' beautiful prose and sense imagery bring the food, fashion, and feel of the ocean to life in this audacious new novel.

My Review:

Every once in a while you read a book that completely takes you away to another world.  One that is totally different from what you know.  This book is one of those fantastic escapes.  Secrets, scandals, friends and lovers all intertwine to create a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last words are read. 

Serena Woods has the life every girl dreams of, a job as a new editor at Vogue, a handsome fiancĂ© and a loving family.  When she is given the biggest assignment of her life, she can’t wait to get started.  This interview can change everything for her.  She is off to France to interview Yvette Renault, the former editor of French Vogue.  What Serena doesn’t know is her whole world is about to change during this trip.  Everything she knew is about to be turned upside down.   A secret that Serena’s parents kept from her has a rippling effect on her life.  The past is not what she thought it was and the present is being threatened by this secret as well.

This is one of those books you want to read again and again.  It’s beautifully written and you can just picture the people, the fashions and the gorgeous scenery of the French coast. 


  1. Anita's books always take me away to a beautiful setting!

  2. I know. every time I read one, I want to run away there.