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Book Review: Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

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…

Sweet Salt Air
By: Barbara Delinsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Reviewed: ARC

"Sweet Salt Air" ended up being a romantic story and I really liked it. I was worried in the beginning that I would have to stop reading because I was just so bored. Once I made it past the first 200 pages the book was really good. I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to know what happens next.

Nicole is writing a cookbook and she has invited her friend Charlotte to come and help her on the Island of Quinnipeague. As secrets come out between the two of them, a long history of not talking is explained. Nicole deals with her husband's medical problems and Charlotte has to deal with her past. As Charlotte tries to get over her past, she also finds love on the island.

"Sweet Salt Air" was a great book, as long as you get past the first 200 pages. I definitely think that you should give "Sweet Salt Air" a chance. Charlotte is my favorite character, I love how real her issues are and how raw the character is. Charlotte is definitely a character that the readers can get to know and relate too. I love honest characters that could be real, it makes the story a whole lot better.

I give "Sweet Salt Air" four out of five bookshelves.

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