This week, I was excited to dig into French Coast by Anita Hughes. I read and loved Anita’s other books so I had high expectations for this novel. Here’s the 411:
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.
I loved this book for the fact that its a fun, easy read that keeps you turning pages. Breezy novels with a good plot and some twists and turns are hard to write so kudos to Anita for mastering the challenge!
The author puts you right on the French coast, complete with shimmering water, warm sandy beaches and designer clothes. I cannot think of a more perfect novel to read poolside this summer! This is frothy fun at its best!
Switching gears, I’ve also been reading Life Loves You by Louise Hay and Robert Holden. You have zero to lose by adopting the practices Robert and Louise encourage you to do each day. I’m working on it, listening to Louise Hay online and spending time in meditation.
In short, ” Louise and Robert look at what “Life loves YOU” really means—that life doesn’t happen to you; it happens for you. Life is on your side. And when you understand and live in line with this philosophy of basic trust, you open yourself up to countless opportunities to experience greater happiness, creativity, prosperity, and love.
But the authors don’t expect readers to take their word for it. In fact, they outline seven practical and straightforward experiments that will help readers experience the loving universe for themselves.”
I am still in the beginning chapters so I haven’t fully begun to practice what the book offers but I am all about being grateful, having appreciation and doing positive affirmations… and more- to make life happier and more fulfilling.
I’ve long been a fan of Kate White, her suspense novels are hard to put down. I was completely enthralled with her upcoming novel, The Wrong Man. Kate’s mysteries are fun to read but keep you guessing. I really enjoyed this one, I think I read it in less than twenty four hours!
Here’s the premise:
Bold and adventurous in her work as one of Manhattan’s hottest interior decorators, Kit Finn couldn’t be tamer in her personal life. So, while on vacation in the Florida Keys, Kit resolves to do something risky for once. Flirting with Matt Healy–the rugged stranger she literally bumps into at her hotel–is one thing. Going back to his room after their date is another.
Instead, Matt offers to cook her dinner when they’re both back in the city. But when Kit arrives at his luxury apartment ready for the date of a lifetime, who is the man who opens the door?
Kit’s usually so good at reading people. How could she have been taken in by the deceptions of a con man? And why has he targeted her? Piece by piece, Kit realizes that this treachery goes a lot deeper, and gets a lot deadlier. Now the only way out is to expose the vicious puppet master who’s turned her life upside-down.
I appreciate a fast paced book, the worst thing is to be bored while reading a novel, especially a mystery! The Wrong Man was totally entertaining and I enjoyed reading it. Due out in June, this book needs to be put on your GoodReads or Amazon list right now!