By Anita Hughes
Now this book Monarch Beach is the epitomy of a BEACH READ if there ever was one!
I have been so excited to feature Monarch Beach on the blog and I’m so glad that it’s finally out in the world. I can’t remember when I first heard about it, but this is one that I did everything I could to find out what I could about the author, Anita Hughes, to see if I could host her book.
Anita was kind enough to email with me and share some real life truths about her. Similar to her main character, she also lives at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in California. Can you IMAGINE getting to live at a resort hotel ON THE BEACH and being able to write? I don’t know what Anita’s personal life is like, but I would take two weeks at the St. Regis, or a month, or six months -- it would be a dream! Cabana boys, the beach, cocktails poolside... but I'm sure she doesn't do that stuff there! She LIVES there, it's not a vacation. One can dream though right? That would be one of my dreams!
Here is the blurb of Monarch Beach, which I am very excited to get started reading, however, I am going to savor this one actually ON THE BEACH, when we go to California in July! I figured since it IS the perfect beach read, I want to take it with me and read it right there, with the waves rolling over my toes, a glass of something crisp and tasty in one hand, Anita’s book in the other!
When Amanda Blick, a young mother and kindhearted San Francisco heiress, finds her gorgeous French chef husband wrapped around his sous-chef, she knows she must flee her life in order to rebuild it. The opportunity falls into her lap when her (very lovable) mother suggests Amanda and her young son, Max, spend the summer with her at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach. With the waves right outside her windows and nothing more to worry about than finding the next relaxing thing to do, Amanda should be having the time of her life—and escaping the drama. But instead, she finds herself faced with a kind, older divorcee who showers her with attention… and she discovers that the road to healing is never simple. This is the sometimes funny, sometimes bitter, but always moving story about the mistakes and discoveries a woman makes when her perfect world is turned upside down.
Here is the excerpt of Monarch Beach.
To enter to win Monarch Beach, please tell me what you think is the best part of the beach? I love taking long walks, listening to the waves, the sand, the sunsets… OMG, the beach is my absolute favorite place in the entire world – it doesn’t matter which one (although I have to say Grand Cayman was one of the most beautiful, and Cape May, NJ was an exceptionally great vacation when hubby and I had two of our three kids and finally got a vacay alone!) – but back to you – what do YOU love about the beach? Tell me about a favorite trip!
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