Juliet Lyman loves her job as Senior Executive at Yesterday
Records, but the job does have its tricky spots. Her icon
boss, Gideon, instructs her to fly to
the Island of Majorca in Spain and bring
back lyrics promised in a contract from three time "Grammy"
winner, Lonel Harding. He is late in producing the songs
and has already received an advance of $166,000. Her
mission: bring back the lyrics or the hefty advance.
Knowing her job is on the line, she can not fail. Majorca,
here I come!
Juliet meets Lionel at Casa Rosa, the palatial estate he has
borrowed from a ski buddy. At 42, Lionel is sophisticated,
handsome and charming. However, when questioned about his
promised new lyrics, he is evasive. He tells Juliet he is
broke and over extended and has no wish to write any more
love songs for Gideon. He tells Juliet if she extends her
stay for two weeks, he will tell her about his fractured
relationship with Gideon. He blames Gideon for wrecking his
one and only true love with Samantha and ruined his life.
How can he write any more love songs when he no longer
believes in love?
Anita Hughes works her magic weaving the story thread in a
picture-perfect postcard location. Juliet falls in
love with the panoramic views everywhere; green valleys,
mountains, and always the deep blue of the Mediterranean.
She meets Gabriella, a lovely young lady who, with her
family, run an outstanding restaurant in
their beautiful home. Gabriella has the voice of an angel
and Juliet sends a tape of her singing to Gideon. He
immediately offers her some fabulous perks in CA but
Gabriella opts to remain on the island and marry her long
time beau that she has loved forever. A surprise to Juliet
that love is more important to Gabriella than fame.
This is a charming and romantic story of finding love and
second chances. Lionel and Juliet are delicious and their
banter is funny. Music and Majorca is magical and I
enjoyed this read and recommend it to all. You will love
Juliet Lyman is a senior executive at Yesterday Records.
Music is her passion and she's very good at her job. That's
why her famously philanthropic boss Gideon sends her to
Majorca, Spain to work with a very tortured, but talented
client. Lionel Harding is one of the best song writers of
the 20th century, the multi-Grammy award-winning lyricist of
the third most recorded song in history. But now he's 42 and
six months overdue on the his latest paid assignment. Juliet
is not leaving Majorca without either new lyrics or a very
To Juliet, business comes first. Emotions are secondary, and
love isn't even on the menu. But to Lionel, love is
everything, and he blames Gideon for his broken heart. He's
determined to show Juliet that nothing is more important
than love, but Juliet is just as determined to get Lionel to
create the music that made him famous. If she can sign up
local talent, even better. Her new friend Gabriella has a
voice like an angel, but she's not interested in fame. Her
grandmother, Lydia, wants the world for Gabriella, and she
wants Juliet's help to give it to her.
As her professional and personal lives start to mix for the
first time, Juliet is forced to reevaluate her priorities.
Gideon hasn't been totally honest, and love may be the only
thing that gives them all what they need.
Island in the Sea is Anita Hughes' captivating sixth
novel, filled with exotic descriptions of food, fashion, and