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Anita Hughes Fills Your Summer with Romance and Adventure in ‘Emerald Coast’

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At BookTrib, we are constantly searching for the best ways to connect readers with writers, opening their eyes and worlds to fresh ideas! This is how we came across a wonderful group known as the Tall Poppies, who are not only avid readers, but extremely talented writers as well! This is the second installment of our weekly Tall Poppies book review series, and more are on the way! Beautiful people, idyllic destinations, page-turning plots: it’s tempting to call Anita Hughes’ novels escapist. Of course, they are—but they also happen to be much more. I’ve been a fan of Hughes’ fiction since her debut, Monarch Beach; Hughes has a breezy way of writing that pulls you in from the first page, and even…

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Fenton and Steinke Turn Up the Suspense in ‘The Good Widow’

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There is nothing wrong with a quick departure from reality with a good suspense novel at your heels. As you become wholeheartedly absorbed in the suspense of The Good Widow, you will find that reality isn’t what it seems. Jacks answers her front door to find two police officers telling her the shocking news that her husband is dead. She knew he was on a business trip in Kansas… or was he? The plot thickens when they tell her he was in an accident in Maui, Hawaii. With another woman.  And so it begins… the unravelling of the truth behind their rocky marriage, the mother in law, fertility issues and unmet expectations. Then there’s a visit from Nick, the fiancé…

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Last Minute Literary Vacation Ideas from Five Classic Novels

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The summer’s drawing to a close, and you still have one thing left to do: Vacation! There are so many places you could go, from Barcelona to Disney World! But you, being a huge literary nerd since birth, might want to go to a place with a story – literally! We know there are plenty more amazing places with literary history, but here are five that will transform these last days of summer into classics. The Hamptons – The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, February 1, 2017): Sadly, East Egg and West Egg don’t exist, so we’ll have to settle for the Hamptons. *Sigh* Sure, you probably won’t see parties as extravagant and crazy as Gatsby’s,…

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Chill Out: Cold Vacation Destination Travel Books to Save You from the Summer Heat

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Everyone loves summer, right? From thigh sweat to sand in your shorts, it’s everyone’s favorite season. Ice cream making your hands sticky? No problem. Loud kids everywhere because they’re out from school? Bring it on! Mosquito bites galore after a late-night barbecue? Who cares….? If summer is weighing on you a bit, fear not – there are some fantastic vacation destinations that will bring you sweet wintry relief. We’ve got the low-down on the chilliest out-of-the-way vacation spots for your inner Yeti and the travel guides you’ll need along the way! You don’t need to melt to catch some sweet summer fun! Patagonia  Image Courtesy National Geographic   If you’re looking to visit the one place on Earth that’s closest…

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A castaway romance in the South Pacific

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While it won’t happen this year, my wife and I have long vowed to return to the most romantic vacation we ever took, our honeymoon back in 1986 to Turtle Island in Fiji. We both had high-pressure jobs, mine on First Boston’s hectic trading floor, hers at Sotheby’s in their American Paintings Department. While we had been dating off and on for almost seven years, we chose what we hoped would be the most idyllic, remote, and isolated destination possible. Rather than meet the demands of clients, markets or our bosses, we wanted two weeks to focus solely on each other, without disruption. A castaway South Pacific island resort sounded like the perfect tonic, and we vowed to leave directly…

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Take my Palm, let’s (not) see the Beach

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My earliest memory of Palm Beach was a visit with my parents when I was about eight. We stayed at a Holiday Inn (long since razed) on South Ocean Boulevard. My dad loved it for the tennis court, and the pro—named Buck like my grandfather—who taught me the art of the drop shot. Forty years later, I spent two weekends house shopping with a friend, helping him decide to buy a townhouse in a nifty location at Sloan’s Curve, down a shaded private lane inside a large high-rise apartment complex right at the corner where South Ocean Boulevard becomes a stretch of eight-, and possibly nine-, figure homes. It was on the ocean, had a nice private pool and hot…

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