Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Santorini Sunsets by Anita Hughes - Review


Brigit Palmer is thrilled to be on the Greek Island of Santorini. She's here for her wedding to Hollywood heart-throb Blake Crawford, one of America's most eligible bachelors. Brigit's parents have rented a villa, and soon guests will arrive from all over the world for the intimate ceremony. Brigit is a New York socialite, and she's just given up her position at a Manhattan law firm to run her father's philanthropic foundation. Things are finally falling into place. Love, career, family. Everything is going so well...until she steps into the garden and sees her ex-husband Nathaniel hiding in the rose bushes.

Nathaniel, a failed novelist, announces that Blake sold the rights to the wedding to HELLO! Magazine for two million dollars (donated to charity), and he is the reporter assigned to write the story. Everyone expects Brigit to have her happily ever after, her mother who taught her how to lead the perfect lifestyle, her younger sister Daisy who impatiently wishes for her own love story, and of course her fiancée. Things are supposed to work out for them. But when Brigit discovers an unsettling secret about Blake, she questions everything she's ever believed about love, and wonders if she's not better off alone.

Told in Anita Hughes' spectacularly descriptive prose, Santorini Sunsets is a story about family bonds, first loves, and the question of when to let go and when to hang on as tight as you can.

My Review:

Get swept away into a fantastic story that will stay with you long after you finish it.

A wedding between a popular Hollywood actor and a New York socialite is about to take place on the Greek island of Santorini.  All of the family and famous guests have arrived.  But some things aren’t as perfect as they appear. 

Four days before her wedding to popular actor Blake Crawford, Brigit Palmer runs into her ex-husband Nathaniel Cabot who was there to cover the wedding of the year for HELLO magazine.  Nathaniel never stopped loving Brigit, but if she wants to marry Blake, he will wish her luck.  But it doesn't stop him from dropping bits of information about Blake's private life that Brigit didn’t know about.  This leaves Brigit wondering how she can marry someone that she hasn’t known for very long and who has so many secrets?  While spending time with Nathaniel, Brigit starts having feeling for him again.  Will she be able to go through with the wedding? 

Also in the book, we learn how Brigit's mom struggles with a secret of her own that could destroy her marriage.  Brigit's sister Daisy meets and falls in love with the photographer that is working with Nathaniel.  But she has many concerns of her own as to why she shouldn’t be with him. 

This is a wonderfully written book about families and the things they do for love and overcome any obstacle that gets in the way.  I enjoyed every bit of this book, the writing, the characters, the location and most of all, the story.  It shows how you never really know what’s going on in someone’s personal life even when it appears to be perfect.


  1. glad you got to read an ARC... looks wonderful.

    sorry I don't comment often.

    1. I got it through NetGalley. I feel privileged that they allowed me to read it. I get turned down for most of the books that I request.

  2. Glad you liked it. I enjoy reading books that take place in Greece! Such a virtual vacation. Great review.

    1. Thanks! It is definitely a virtual vacation. I would love to go to Greece. But since I know I can't go, I love reading about it (and other exotic destinations) in books.