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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. Her writing career began at the age of eight, when she won a national writing contest in THE AUSTRALIAN newspaper, and was named "One of Australia's Next Best Writers." (She still has the newspaper clipping.)

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 lives in Dana Point, CA with her family, where she interrupts her writing to watch the glorious sunsets.

Genres: Romance
New and upcoming books
October 2024

Christmas in Aspen
   Monarch Beach (2012)
     aka The Beach Holiday
   Market Street (2013)
   Lake Como (2013)
   French Coast (2015)
   Rome in Love (2015)
   Island in the Sea (2016)
   Santorini Sunsets (2016)
   Christmas in Paris (2016)
   White Sand, Blue Sea (2017)
   Emerald Coast (2017)
   Christmas in London (2017)
   California Summer (2018)
   Christmas at the Chalet (2018)
   Christmas in Vermont (2019)
   A Magical New York Christmas (2021)
   Christmas at the Ranch (2022)
   Christmas at the Lake (2023)
   Christmas in Aspen (2024)
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Anita Hughes recommends
The River Runs South (2023)
Audrey Ingram
"In the great tradition of Southern fiction, Audrey Ingram's The River Runs South captivated me from the first page. Filled with well developed characters and written in lush, poetic prose, it is the story of one woman's journey through grief into finding herself and becoming the woman she wants to be. I read it in two days! An absolute must for lovers of book club fiction."
The Matzah Ball (2021)
Jean Meltzer
"A laugh-out-loud treat. Written in bright, witty prose and with a heroine to root for, it's a light holiday concoction that delivers a deeper message about love and acceptance at the same time. The perfect addition to your holiday reading!"
Beware the Mermaids (2021)
Carrie Talick
"With prose as sharp and witty as the heroine, Nancy Hadley herself, Carrie Talick has crafted the perfect female revenge novel. The setting of glittering yachts and ocean front mansions on the Southern California coastline is as carefully depicted as Nancy's friends and enemies, all adding up to a page-turning, engrossing read. Highly recommended!"

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