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Santorini Sunsets

Santorini Sunsets

A Novel

Anita Hughes

St. Martin's Griffin


Brigit Palmer is thrilled to be on the Greek Island of Santorini. She's here for her wedding to Hollywood heart-throb Blake Crawford, one of America's most eligible bachelors. Brigit's parents have rented a villa, and soon guests will arrive from all over the world for the intimate ceremony.
Brigit is a New York socialite, and she's just given up her position at a Manhattan law firm to run her father's philanthropic foundation. Things are finally falling into place. Love, career, family. Everything is going so well...until she steps into the garden and sees her ex-husband Nathaniel hiding in the rose bushes.

Nathaniel, a failed novelist, announces that Blake sold the rights to the wedding to HELLO! Magazine for two million dollars (donated to charity), and he is the reporter assigned to write the story. Everyone expects Brigit to have her happily ever after, her mother who taught her how to lead the perfect lifestyle, her younger sister Daisy who impatiently wishes for her own love story, and of course her fiancée. Things are supposed to work out for them. But when Brigit discovers an unsettling secret about Blake, she questions everything she's ever believed about love, and wonders if she's not better off alone.
Told in Anita Hughes' spectacularly descriptive prose, Santorini Sunsets is a story about family bonds, first loves, and the question of when to let go and when to hang on as tight as you can.

Chapter One

BRIGIT WALKED DOWN the circular staircase and glanced around the living room of the villa. Every surface—the antique grand piano, the mahogany coffee table, even the pastel-colored love seats—was covered with wedding...

Praise for Santorini Sunsets

"Delicious!" —Nicola Kraus, New York Times bestselling co-author of The First Affair.

"Hughes takes her readers on a romantic roller-coaster ride of passionate encounters and mixed emotions, all leading up to a brilliant finale of self-discovery and assessing just how far to go for true love." Booklist

"White windmills, blue ocean, and love that may or may not be true: in Santorini Sunsets Anita Hughes conjures the magic of a Greek island...She is a wonderful writer; her characters are complicated and tender; and the scenery makes me want to board the next boat bound for Santorini." —Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of Firefly Beach

“Get ready to transport yourself to the Greek Islands and savor every delicious detail of Hughes' glamorous love story. The only question is, will there be a happily ever after?” —Emily Liebert, bestselling author of Some Women


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Anita Hughes

ANITA HUGHES is also the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como, French Coast, Rome in Love,and Island in the Sea. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel. For more information about Anita and her books, visit


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