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Sweet Salt Air
Sweet Salt Air
Author: Barbara Delinsky
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. W...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781250007032
ISBN-10: 1250007038
Publication Date: 6/18/2013
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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TakingTime avatar reviewed Sweet Salt Air on + 1072 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was vintage Delinsky! The predictable love story, but with very nice twists throughout. Easy reading, nice flow throughout the story. Delinsky choosing a hard subject to write about - MS - kept it cutting edge with her information on stem cell treatment.
This book delved into the complexities of friendship, and how it changes over time, the change often taking on a life of its own. The stress of being hurt by a close friend, with the outcome of forgiveness. It also covered the differences in love and the individual way in which each couple fits together having a shared union, elusive to all others.
The island was wonderful and someplace that you wished that you were also a life long resident and could be enfolded into the protection of those invisible boundaries.
When you pick up a Delinsky book you know what to expect and this one did not fail. Overall I give it 3.5 stars.
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flooblover avatar reviewed Sweet Salt Air on + 21 more book reviews
I enjoyed Sweet Salt Air. I don't typically read the genre in which the book falls, but I found it to be a pleasant change. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot, being your basic love story, and I was mesmerized by the setting. It's a good fast read and well written. Good book to pass the time.
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Review first published on my blog: http://memoriesfrombooks.blogspot.com/2013/07/sweet-salt-air.html

Childhood friends grown apart over time because of betrayals and secrets. A marriage stressed by illness and more secrets. A brooding mysterious man with secrets of his own. A beautiful Maine setting.

Charlotte and Nicole grew up together, close as sisters. As adults, their lives have taken different roads. Charlotte is single, a writer who travels the worlds for her stories. Nicole has achieved success of her own as a food blogger. She is married to a rising star physician. They reunite at Nicole's family home on an island off the coast of Maine to collaborate on a cookbook on island food. The island, Quinnipeague, offers a beautiful setting and its own cast of quirky character including Leo, a secretive somewhat reclusive man. Secrets emerge, relationships change, and by the end things come together.

This book has all the makings of a fun, easy summer beach read. Unfortunately, for me, it was not. For one, I guessed the big life changing secret early on in the book, and from there, it becomes too predictable. Predictability in and of itself is not so bad, but I also find myself not engaged with the characters. The best part of the book for me is the beautiful Maine setting.


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