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  • Published: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091949631
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

The Beach Holiday




THE BEACH HOLIDAY is an absorbing debut novel about one woman's journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life.

Sun. Sea. Sand. Temptation…

When Amanda finds her French husband wrapped around his sous-chef, her perfect life comes crashing down. Worse, Andre seems to think she should just accept his infidelity and carry on as normal for the sake of their young son, Max.

Devastated by his betrayal, she runs away with Max to an exclusive beach resort in Laguna Beach. The St. Regis Hotel is paradise. But while Amanda knows she should be using the time to think, her love-life gets more complicated when she meets a handsome older man...

  • Pub date: 1 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091949631
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $14.99

About the Author

Anita Hughes

Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia and had a charmed childhood that included petting koala bears, riding the waves on Bondi Beach, and putting an occasional shrimp on the barbie.

She received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Creative Writing from Bard College, and attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program.

She now lives in California.


Praise for The Beach Holiday

“With honesty and heart, glamour and grit, Anita Hughes tells the inspiring story of an unusual woman discovering life on her own terms and finally spreading her wings. Loved it.”

Melissa Senate

“Absolutely riveting and brimming with emotion . . . charmed me from the very first page”

Jane Porter

“An utterly delightful debut about one woman's journey of self-discovery. With a flair for fun, fashion and passion, Anita Hughes delivers a captivating story and characters that sparkle with life . . . an inspiring beach read”

Ellen Meister

“This betrayed but very attractive heroine is one to root for: we cheer her on and savour every bit of her sexy, soul-searching summer by the sea. She's the type of gutsy woman who will inspire readers to say, 'You go, girl!'”

Susan Schneider


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