Great beach read with depth.— Sarah
July 2013 Indie Next List
“The Sweet Salt Air transported me to the coast of Maine and had me savoring the local cooking, smelling the ocean breezes and falling in love. This is the story of two friends who are trying to rekindle a friendship. Each friend has had their own reason for the space that has grown between them, but they hope over the span of the summer and writing a cookbook together that their actions can help them move forward.”
— Sarah Galvin, The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid, NY
On this island, hearts open under the summer stars and secrets float in the sweet salt air in this New York Times bestselling novel by Barabra Delinsky...
Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's 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. 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.
"If the title alone doesn't put you in a summer mood, the setting will."--Boston magazine
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.
"Delinsky captures the magic of coastal Maine in this beautifully written book about friendship and redemption... a fantastic summer read "--RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
About the Author
Barbara Delinsky is a New York Times bestselling author with more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Barbara earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. Barbara enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She lives in Massachusetts.