Jul 26, 2013

Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

Friday 56 Rules: *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you. *Post it. *Add your (url) post in Linky at Freda's Voice.

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Title: Sweet Salt Air: A Novel by Barbara Delinsky
Published June 18, 2013; St.Martin's Press
Charlotte Evans was used to feeling grungy. As a freelancer, she traveled on a shoestring, getting stories other writers did not, precisely because she wasn't fussy about how she lived. In the last twelve months, she had survived dust while writing about elephant keepers in Kenya, ice while writing about the spirit bear of British Columbia, and flies while writing about a family of nomads in India.  
Page 56:   
That's when they bumped into the publisher of the island weekly. He lit up when he saw them, though he quickly focused on Nicole. "I heard your good news. A book, huh?"

About the book: Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together on an island in 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 Charlotte back to Quinnipeague, Maine for a final summer, to help. Charlotte agrees. 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 save her husband. For Charlotte, the truth could cost her Nicole’s friendship but free her to love again. (publisher)

Based on the opening paragraph and the snippet from page 56, would you keep reading? Does the publisher's description of the book help you decide?


  1. Oh god, I want Charlotte's life, even if I have to put up with flies! I'd love to travel around, writing! Thanks for sharing, I hope you enjoy it!
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  2. I'd keep reading. This sounds like a good story. - Enjoy!

  3. I have the book and audio of this one and can't wait to listen to it. It sounds like a great story so I'd keep reading for sure!

  4. I think I would keep reading. I am curious about the various secrets. Happy reading!

  5. I love this author...she's such a great story teller. Enjoy! Here's my Friday post:


  6. That opening would be enough to keep me reading.

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  7. Charlotte sounds like she has an amazing and adventurous job!

  8. I adored this book! I'm kind of a Delinsky fan, anyway, but some are better than others. This was one of the good ones.



  9. I'd keep on reading. I like that one's a writer and the other's a food blogger.

  10. All of this makes me want to read more!

  11. That would be too much travel for me. I like my comfort too much.

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  12. Great beginning. Like the sound of it!!

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  13. I like this author and the sounds of this one!

  14. I read and reviewed this book. Very good.

    Have a good evening.

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