About The Book:
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.
I've enjoyed Barbara Delinsky's books for many years, and was thrilled to find out she had a new summer release. Her stories are always populated with interesting characters and set in interesting locations, and "Sweet Salt Air" is no exception.
This story follows the friendship of two women, Charlotte and Nicole, and how it changed, matured, and was challenged over the years. As they come back together for a summer on Quinnipeague Island, they discover secrets, that each have held near, have a way of coming unraveled in the sweet, salt air.
I found this story to be so poignant, and marveled at how Delinsky interwove the two women's stories together along with the secondary plots to create such a mesmerizing read. I was especially touched with how she handled the storyline of Nicole's husband's struggles with his recent diagnosis of M.S. and how it affected his marriage and both of their relationships with others. And I enjoyed the magical touch she lent to the character of Leo, the reclusive gardener/turned best-selling author.
I highly recommend this novel, both as an ideal end-of-summer read or an any-time of season read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
About The Author:
My thanks to Wunderkind P.R. and St. Martin's Press for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.