Here’s a treat for those of you who want to jumpstart your summer reading–anytime of year. Anita Hughes is a prolific author who writes stylish contemporary fiction. Her latest book is French Coast, a love story set in the south of France. Anita and I recently had a joint booksigning at the legendary Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla, where we were launching our French-themed novels together. (And I adore her husband for bringing the wine and cheese!)
Here’s the set-up for French Coast, another delightful book in this blog series of books set in France:
From the author of Monarch Beach comes a beautiful story of loyalty and love in the luxurious city of Cannes in the South of France. Serena, a young features editor at Vogue, is given the opportunity of a lifetime when she is asked to spend a month in France interviewing the infamous editor-in-chief of French Vogue. Upon arrival, she learns a devastating secret about her family which causes her faith in her parents and boyfriend to crumble. Through her world seems to suddenly crack into a million pieces, Serena uses some new-found friendships, her investigative journalism skills, and luck to find the true meaning of family and what it means to love another. Each of Anita’s books take place in a luxurious location that often take on a character of their own, and this novel is no different. The wonderful backdrop of the Cote D’Azur in French Coast is the foundation of the beautiful imagery, delectable food, and high fashion in this stunning story.
Anita and I visited, and I had a few questions for her to share with you, so here goes…
What inspired you to write FRENCH COAST?
What is your writing process?
What is your next book?
French Coast is a delicious, heartfelt novel of friendship, love, second chances, and fabulous clothes set on the shores of the sparkling azure waters of the French Riviera.
The Warwick’s Booksigning