Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: Island in the Sea

Happy pub day to Anita Hughes for her sixth novel, Island in the Sea! Doesn't the cover look tranquil and idyllic?!? We can only imagine what kind of food, fashion, and romance awaits us within the pages. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have copies for TWO lucky readers in the US and/or Canada.

Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records. Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's why her famously philanthropic boss Gideon sends her to Majorca, Spain to work with a very tortured, but talented client. Lionel Harding is one of the best song writers of the 20th century, the multi-Grammy award-winning lyricist of the third most recorded song in history. But now he's 42 and six months overdue on the his latest paid assignment. Juliet is not leaving Majorca without either new lyrics or a very large check.

To Juliet, business comes first. Emotions are secondary, and love isn't even on the menu. But to Lionel, love is everything, and he blames Gideon for his broken heart. He's determined to show Juliet that nothing is more important than love, but Juliet is just as determined to get Lionel to create the music that made him famous. If she can sign up local talent, even better. Her new friend Gabriella has a voice like an angel, but she's not interested in fame. Her grandmother, Lydia, wants the world for Gabriella, and she wants Juliet's help to give it to her.

As her professional and personal lives start to mix for the first time, Juliet is forced to reevaluate her priorities. Gideon hasn't been totally honest, and love may be the only thing that gives them all what they need.

Anita Hughes is the author of Rome in Love, French Coast, Lake Como, Market Street and Monarch Beach. She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program. She lives in Dana Point, California with her family. Visit Anita at her website, Facebook, and Twitter.



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21 comments:

Janine said...

Any Jimmy Buffett song makes me think of going to the beach

Allison Smith said...

Jimmy Buffet and The Beach Boys!

traveler said...

A song by Blondie, In the Sun.

Grandma Cootie said...

Me too - Jimmy Buffett & The Beach Boys!

Bonnie K. said...

Beach Boys' California Girls. Love the Beach Boys!
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Jennifer said...

Anything by Bob Marley!

Linda Kish said...

Any Beach Boys song works for me.

Rita said...

Any song by the Beach Boys.

Anita Yancey said...

California Girls, I have always loved it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Amy Bez said...

Wasting Away again in Margaritaville! Thanks!

Jessica Meddick said...

The Beach Boys!

Melanie Backus said...

Under the Boardwalk

Holly said...

Happy by Pharrell Williams

Hailey Fish said...

I'm Gonna Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crowe!

Suzanne said...

Island in the Sun by Weezer...

Susan Peterson said...

Summer Breeze

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Surfin' by The Beach Boys

Faerl Marie said...

Girl from Ipanema!

L Bryant said...

Three Little Birds and anything else by Bob Marley

Carol Doscher said...

Any Beach Boys song makes me think of the beach!

Tatum Rangel said...

"Oceano," by Roberto Cacciapaglia.