Sweet Salt Air: A Novel (Paperback)
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 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…
About the Author
BARBARA DELINSKY is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestselling books, including Before and Again, The Scent of Jasmine, and Love Songs. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she'll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.
“With grace and dignity Sweet Salt Air reveals the fragility of human nature while intimating at the healing powers of forgiveness.” —New York Journal of Books
“Delinsky captures the magic of coastal Maine in this beautifully written book about friendship and redemption. The characters are engaging and their various plights believable. The drama of betrayal, the tension of risk and the triumph of friendship play out in a setting that is a character in itself. [Sweet Salt Air is] a fantastic summer read!” —RT Book Reviews, "Top Pick"
“Delinsky combines her understanding of human nature with absorbing, unpredictable storytelling--a winning combination.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on The Secrets Between Us
“Delinsky has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life.” —Kirkus Reviews on Not My Daughter
“Delinsky does a wonderful and realistic job portraying family dynamics.” —Library Journal on While My Sister Sleeps
“A writer who continues to earn her bestseller status.” —Bookreporter.com on Escape
“Delinsky never fails to entertain.” —RT Book Reviews on The Summer I Dared