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Island in the Sea: A Majorca Love Story

Island in the Sea: A Majorca Love Story

Anita Hughes

St. Martin's Griffin

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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.

Island in the Sea is Anita Hughes' captivating sixth novel, filled with exotic descriptions of food, fashion, and romance.

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JULIET OPENED THE LOW GATE and climbed the steps to the villa. She gazed at the garden filled with purple daisies and pink bougainvillea and thought she had never seen so much color. The sky was bright blue and the villa...

Praise for Island in the Sea: A Majorca Love Story

"With her magnificent descriptions of Majorca’s beauty and mouth-watering morsels, Anita Hughes takes you on a romantic journey that will leave you breathless. Island In The Sea: A Majorca Love Story is a decadent delight that must be savored!" —Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of The Status Of All Things

"What a delicious book. Anita Hughes' writing is so rich in detail that you can practically taste the almond cake and smell the sea as you turn the pages. An absorbing read and an utterly delightful escape." —Cristina Alger, author of This Was Not The Plan and The Darlings

"Island in the Sea is both a sunny escape to a sumptuous Spanish Island and an exploration of the pull of a career against the heady intoxication of love." —Beth Harbison, author of One Less Problem Without You

“The monuments, fashion and food in Rome in Love transport the reader immediately to Italy's Eternal City. It is both a modern fairytale and a touching homage to Audrey Hepburn.” —Holly Peterson, New York Timesbestselling author of The Manny on Rome in Love

French Coast is the kind of novel I sink into, a story soaked with glamour, family loyalty tested and love's resiliency proven....Anita Hughes combines a lush setting, family mystery, love and longing in one enchanting story of three beautiful women who are tested and endure.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Driftwood Summer and Coming Up For Air on French Coast

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"With her magnificent descriptions of Majorca’s beauty and mouth-watering morsels, Anita Hughes takes you on a romantic journey that will leave you breathless. Island In The Sea: A Majorca Love Story is a decadent delight that must be savored!" —Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of The Status Of All Things

"What a delicious book. Anita Hughes' writing is so rich in detail that you can practically taste the almond cake and smell the sea as you turn the pages. An absorbing read and an utterly delightful escape." —Cristina Alger, author of This Was Not The Plan and The Darlings

"Island in the Sea is both a sunny escape to a sumptuous Spanish Island and an exploration of the pull of a career against the heady intoxication of love." —Beth Harbison, author of One Less Problem Without You

“The monuments, fashion and food in Rome in Love transport the reader immediately to Italy's Eternal City. It is both a modern fairytale and a touching homage to Audrey Hepburn.” —Holly Peterson, New York Timesbestselling author of The Manny on Rome in Love

French Coast is the kind of novel I sink into, a story soaked with glamour, family loyalty tested and love's resiliency proven....Anita Hughes combines a lush setting, family mystery, love and longing in one enchanting story of three beautiful women who are tested and endure.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Driftwood Summer and Coming Up For Air on French Coast

Lake Como weaves an artful tale of family secrets, self-discovery, acceptance, and forgiveness. The pages hold a thoroughly decadent journey.” —Tracey Garvis Graves, New York Times bestselling author of On the Island on Lake Como

“A warm, sparkling and heartfelt novel that explores the power of second chances in life, in love and in following your dreams.” —Kirkus Reviews on Market Street

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Anita Hughes

ANITA HUGHES is also the author of French Coast, Lake Como, Monarch Beach and Market Street. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and has taught Creative Writing at The Branson School in Ross, California. Hughes lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.

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