Sweet Salt Air

Sweet Salt Air

Book - 2013 | First edition.
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On Quinnipeague, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the Sweet Salt Air ...


Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart. A successful travel writer, single Charlotte lives on the road, while Nicole, a food blogger, keeps house in Philadelphia with her surgeon-husband, Julian. When Nicole is commissioned to write a book about island food, she invites her old friend Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, for a final summer, to help. Outgoing and passionate, Charlotte has a gift for talking to people and making friends, and Nicole could use her expertise for interviews with locals. Missing a genuine connection, Charlotte agrees.


But what both women don't know is that they are each holding something back that may change their lives forever. For Nicole, what comes to light could destroy her marriage, but it could also save her husband. For Charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole's friendship, but could also free her to love again. And her chance may lie with a reclusive local man, with a heart to soothe and troubles of his own.


 Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague…

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250007032
Branch Call Number: DELIN
Characteristics: 404 pages ; 25 cm


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Aug 21, 2016

As like many others, I did not enjoy this book as much as others she has written.

Jun 26, 2015

Very good novel about friendship. A very comfortable relaxing story to curl up with.

Oct 27, 2014

This was a really good book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a romance, a story of women's friendship, & delightful tips about gourmet cooking with herbs! A great chick book!

Jan 22, 2014

I loved all Barbara's books but this one was not the kind that used to impress me. Whose orders was she following with this one? Not her style here. Liked her old style MUCH better

Jan 22, 2014

For me, Sweet Salt Air was one of the most well written, satisfying, actually wonderful, books I've read. (And I'm an avid reader!) Barbara Delinsky has truly improved -- again -- and I hope she writes more books this detailed and empathetic. From a couple of the reviews I read here, the book is not for everyone. But IT IS for me!

Dec 17, 2013

Inside "Sweet Salt Air", Delinsky mentions that she changed publishers - and it shows. Normally Delinsky writes simple but effective prose and keeps focused on the story. In this novel, I found there were subplots to the subplots. It was like her editor said, "expand on this topic" or "give more information on that subject" and it created a multiplier effect. If you can wade through all that, there's a really good story buried in there.

Dec 13, 2013

Ultimately, an pleasant read. Charlotte is a far more compelling character than Nicole; I wish we had spent more time with her, especially the relationship with Leo.

madison382 Nov 11, 2013

I like Ms. Delinsky's writing, but this one did not do it for me.

MLRMS Oct 23, 2013

Another gem by Ms. Delinsky. I'm just sorry it's over! I could read more about those 4 people for a few more days for sure!

sablegirl Aug 07, 2013

A bit slow in the beginning but quickly became very interesting. I really enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end! Highly recommend!


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Jun 29, 2015

2 Friends re-unite after years apart on an island where they spent summers as a kid to write a cookbook together but the secret and lies that kept them apart will either tear them back apart or confessions will keep them together. Which will it be?

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