I received this book for free from St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.French Coast by Anita Hughes
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 7th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Women, Fiction
Source: St. Martin's Press
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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.
“French Coast” by Anita Hughes was a very fun read. This is definitely a book I would choose to read poolside. The people are amazing and the clothes in this book are gorgeous. I love it! Serena had such an amazing wardrobe. I am already a fan of clothes so a person that brings so many outfits to a story is amazing already.
Serena Woods is highly satisfied in her career as the features editor for Vogue. Serena looks at her life as being perfect. Her boyfriend just proposed. Her parents are still together and in love. Serena just received her dream assignment for the magazine. When a secret about her parents is revealed, Serena’s life is turned upside down.
Even though life is now becoming less than ideal, Serena is not going to let this dream assignment of interviewing Yvette Renault slip through her fingers. Renault was the former editor of French Vogue and Serena has been dying to meet her.
I thought this novel was so much fun. I loved it. The story was so very entertaining and it was easy for me as the reader to be so engaged into the story. The characters were very well written and I felt like I really got to know them. Again the fashion in the novel is to die for! That alone should be a wonderful reason to read this book.