So I just came back from a trip to Majorca! Not really, but that is how Island in the Sea by Anita Hughes made me feel! I felt transported to this beautiful island without having to leave the comfort of my couch! Not shocking ,as Hughes always manages to write with such description there is no other option but to take yourself there. I loved this story as I usually do with Hughes’ novels. It was part love story added with some sun and some fabulous fashion, what more could a girl want! Back your bathing suit and pour some champagne as Island in the Sea is the perfect getaway.
Judith is a record executive sent to the island of Majorca off the coast of Spain, by her boss Gideon, to make sure hit songwriter Lionel completes his contract. Lionel, years older than Judith, is at a low point of his career, heartbroken and thinking he doesn’t have any more songs in him. Judith is frustrated because she knows her job is in jeopardy if she does not return to LA with a new album. Since Lionel is going to the beat of his own drum, Judith has no option but to explore all that Majorca has to offer. Here she meets Gabriella, a young, beautiful girl who works at her parents restaurant. While getting to know Gabriella, Judith discovers she has a voice of an angel and would be the next Beyonce. But Gabriella is not interested in that life as she wants to settle down and open her own restaurant with her boyfriend. Gabriella’s grandmother, who also befriends Judith, believes she should follow her singing career as she doesn’t want her to have regrets. As Judith starts to get comfortable with Lionel and life on the island she meets Henry, a professional tennis player who she could potentially be falling in love with. As her time starts to come to an end she’s at a crossroads; Will Lionel complete his contract? IS Henry the one? Will Gabriella change her mind and become the next big thing? And lastly is true love something Judith will find in the magical Majorca?
Anita Hughes always ceases to suck me into her novels and that is the best possible thing 🙂 Her settings are so real and her character stories are so addicting. You become part of the story as the reader. and really what more can you ask for as a bookworm. This book is the perfect appetizer for the upcoming beach read season. Stay tuned as Hughes has another novel coming out soon, Santorini Sunsets which is sure to be just as delectable. I was so excited to be able to ask Hughes a few questions about her writing as well as some fun facts about Anita herself. See below!
Bliss Chat with Anita Hughes