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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.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have loved each book that this author has written, and this one was no exception. Combine a setting in Cannes, France, with politics, high fashion, family secrets and romance, and you have a compelling read that was impossible for me to put down. The only complaint I have is that I wasn't ready for it to end and I will now have to wait patiently for her next book.
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 fiancé 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.
If you are heading out to the beach or poolside, make sure you grab Anita Hughes Beach Bag worthy summer chick lit novel! Hughes does it again! A fun and sexy read that took me to another amazing destination! A glimpse into the lives of the super wealthy with amazing french cuisine and desired fashions, but even the wealthy have family troubles. Serena Woods seems to have it all. A dream career working at Vogue, a sexy fiance who completely supports her and loving parents. Once she steps foot in Cannes to begin ghost writing a memoir everything in Serena's perfect life begins to unravel. French Coast is one of those books that when you sit down to read it, you are devour it. It's a smart and sexy read. I can't say Serena was a compelling character meaning I wasn't really rooting for her until the very end of the novel, but I was completely engrossed in the story of Yvette. I had no idea where her story would take me. While I was really focused on Yvette's story, Serena's story suddenly took me completely off guard! It went in a very surprising direction and made me pull for her! The story quickly wrapped up leaving me WANTING MORE! Highly recommending you throw French Coast in your summer bags!
Great read! It was a perfect combination of fashion, food, travel, business, and familial intrigue. Ordered 2 of her other books.
This is a formula book that doesn't work. it's about outfits, hair does and food