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Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

A Novel

Anita Hughes

St. Martin's Griffin

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Set on the glamorous Italian island, Anita Hughes's Emerald Coast is a touching and humorous story about marriage and the difficulty of finding love and happiness at the same time.

Lily Bristol arrives at a luxurious resort in Sardinia for the grand opening of her newest home furnishing store on the Emerald Coast. She’s a successful business woman with an international chain of stores from San Francisco to Milan. Thirty-two and newly divorced, she’s ready to handle things on her own. At least until her private butler, Enzo, escorts her to a beautiful suite where she notices a suspiciously familiar pair of men’s slippers and shaving kit.

Lily is horrified. Her ex-husband Oliver moved out of their restored Connecticut farmhouse six months ago, but they booked this trip when they were trying to save their marriage and never cancelled the reservation. Oliver, a food critic for the New York Times, is here covering Sardinia’s hottest new restaurant. The only other available room is the adjoining suite; and worse, Oliver isn’t alone. He’s brought a twenty-something named Angela with him.

Lily is determined to make do and enlists Enzo to find her a suitable man. But it’s not as easy to find new love as they both expected. When Lily and Oliver find themselves alone on a very important night, they turn to each other. Sparks begin to fly, but can they be together without breaking each other’s hearts?

Chapter One


LILY PRESSED HER FACE AGAINST the glass and saw the white sand beach and azure Mediterranean, and La Maddalena Archipelago in the distance. The Porto Cervo marina was lined with gleaming yachts, and above her, Sardinia’s...

Praise for Emerald Coast

"Hughes’ uplifting tour of past love and future endeavors, set in a dreamy getaway of excitement and self-discovery, makes for an ideal, quick beach read."—Booklist

"Emerald Coast is a beautiful, compelling beach read, a curl-up-in-bed read, an everywhere read. You will be transported." —Sheila Weller, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us

"Emerald Coast delivers a sexy, sunlit, romantic escape, whisking the reader to the picturesque town of Porto Cervo, with all the tastes, sights, and feelings that accompany a glamorous seaside holiday — a great summer read!" —Amy Poeppel, author of Small Admissions

"Captivating right down to its fresh, unexpected ending, Emerald Coast is a gem of a novel. No other writer combines love and exotic locales like Anita Hughes." —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences.

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Anita Hughes

Anita Hughes is the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como, French Coast, Rome in Love, Island in the Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, and White Sand, Blue 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.

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