White Sand, Blue Sea (Paperback)

A St. Barts Love Story

By Anita Hughes

St. Martin's Griffin, 9781250117090, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 11, 2017

List Price: 15.99*
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“How OOC could a family drama that’s set in sandy St. Barts get? Very.” Cosmopolitan on White Sand, Blue Sea

Set on St. Barts, the jewel of the Caribbean, Anita Hughes's WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA is a heartwarming story about romance and adventure, and most important, about knowing yourself, and what makes you happy.

Olivia Miller is standing on the porch of her mother and stepfather's plantation style villa in St. Barts. They have been coming here every April for years but she is always thrilled to see the horseshoe shaped bay of Gustavia and white sand of Gouverneur's Beach. This trip should be particularly exciting because she is celebrating her twenty-fifth birthday and hoping that Finn, her boyfriend of four years, will propose.

The only person who won't be here is her father, Sebastian, whom she hasn’t seen in twenty years. He’s a well-known artist and crisscrosses the globe, painting and living in exotic locations like Kenya and China. When Sebastian unexpectedly walks through the door and floats back into Olivia’s life like a piece of bad driftwood she never knew she wanted, she starts to wonder if her world is too narrow. She questions the dreams and the relationship she’s always thought she wanted. But there seems to be more to the story than an innocent fatherly visit, and Olivia must decide if love is more important than truth.

About the Author

ANITA HUGHES is also the author of Monarch Beach, Market Street, Lake Como, French Coast, Rome in Love, Island in the Sea, Santorini Sunsets, Christmas in Paris, White Sand, Blue Sea, and Emerald Coast. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing Program, and lives in Dana Point, California, where she is at work on her next novel.

Praise For White Sand, Blue Sea: A St. Barts Love Story

“A fabulous escape.”

“How OOC could a family drama that’s set in sandy St. Barts get? Very.”

“Anita Hughes has a knack for taking us on a journey to a far-off place and making us feel like we're on vacation...Get swept away in this story of love and adventure, and don't forget the SPF!” PopSugar

“This is escape reading at its most lush and exotic. Anita Hughes hits all the right notes in WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA–glamour, intrigue, adventure, and a sweep-you-away love story that feels like a mini-vacation to the Caribbean, no matter where you are. Indulge yourself!” Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Family Tree

“In WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA, Anita Hughes enchants us with a beautiful family vacationing on a gorgeous Caribbean island. Then a charming and infuriating man comes along to spice up the mix. I couldn’t imagine how it would all turn out, but I savored each delectable page.” Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Secrets in Summer

“Let Anita Hughes whisk you away to the glamorous island of St. Bart’s... A love story filled with amazing adventures, exotic settings, and of course, romance, Hughes’s latest novel is sure to delight.” Brenda Janowitz, author of The Dinner Party

“Hughes has done it again with this wonderful...read! Beautifully described glamorous locales and characters who feel like friends.” Kim Gruenenfelder, author of Keep Calm and Carry a Big Drink

“Family intrigue, romance, and yet another luscious setting from Anita Hughes. For any reader who hopes to kick back and escape into sun, sand, and drama, look no further.” Jamie Brenner, author of The Forever Summer