FICTION

French Coast

Griffin: St. Martin's. Apr. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781250066107. $27.99; pap. ISBN 9781250052513. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466868427. F
COPY ISBN
Serena Woods is a writer for Vogue magazine and the daughter of a prominent California senator. Her life seems to be coming together perfectly: she lands an exclusive assignment interviewing fashion icon and former French Vogue editor Yvette Renault, and her mayoral-candidate boyfriend just proposed. Serena arrives in Cannes to cover Yvette's visit to the famous film festival, but her hotel reservation is lost. There are no other rooms available anywhere nearby, yet luckily she meets spunky little Zoe, who has a luxury suite with plenty of room to spare. Serena reluctantly accepts Zoe's invitation, and they form a fast friendship. Just as Serena settles in to her assignment, she gets word of a detrimental secret her father has been hiding for years, one that jeopardizes her relationship with her fiancé. Meanwhile, Zoe reveals knowledge she has long kept hidden. As Serena listens to Yvette narrate her complicated love life, she attempts to make sense of her own.
VERDICT Hughes's latest (after Lake Como, Monarch Beach, and Market Street) is an entertaining beach read for those interested in secrets, romance, and a lot of fashion.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.


RELATED 

Community matters. Stay up to date on breaking news, trends, reviews, and more.

Get access to 8000+ annual reviews of books, ebooks, and more

As low as $13.50/month

Like this premium article? Subscribe to LJ and get all of our premium content at your fingertips for 12 months.