Anita Hughes is the author of over a dozen novels that take readers to exotic locales such as Paris, Rome, St. Barts, Monarch Beach, the Hamptons and this Christmas season, we jet off of to St. Moritz, Switzerland. In CHRISTMAS AT THE CHALET (St.Martin’sPress), New York bridal designer Felicity Grant is showing her eighth and most glamorous bridal collection at the five-star, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel.
CHRISTMAS AT THE CHALET takes place over the seven days before the event. It’s a blur of mouth-watering cuisine, high couture, the absolute A-list and of course, romance! It’s everything readers have come to expect from an Anita Hughes novel. Felicity is most excited to unveil her organza bridal gown with diamond snowflake buttons, but first, she’s going to need a Christmas miracle.
Between writing and writing more, Anita took some time to tell us her thoughts about the Holidays.
- What is your favorite Holiday?
My favorite holiday is Christmas because all five of my children come and we spend a whole week together!
- What do you love about the Holidays?
I love being with my family and I love holiday decorations. Everything looks so festive and people are generally in a good mood.
- What is your fondest Holiday memory?
When my children were young they would sing Christmas carols for the whole family on Christmas Eve. They would wear Christmas pajamas and we would all drink hot apple cider and it was a lot of fun.
- What are your wishes for 2019?
I wish for good health and happiness for all my friends and family!
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.
Her debut novel MONARCH BEACH was released in June 2012.
She lives in Dana Point, CA with her family, where she interrupts her writing to watch the glorious sunsets.
Thanks to Anita and St. Martin’s Press, we have one copy of CHRISTMAS AT THE CHALET to giveaway. Just tell us what you love most about the Holidays. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
GIVEAWAY: USA only please.