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Barbara Delinsky, author of Sweet Salt Air

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's family's island house, but they have since grown apart. When Nicole returns to the island house, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental and practical reasons. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?

Sweet Salt Air by Barbara Delinsky

July 2013

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, enjoying their time together at Nicole's family's Maine island house, but for years their friendship has been on hold. Nicole has married and started a successful blog; Charlotte has traveled the world as a writer and reporter. When Nicole returns to the island house, she invites Charlotte to join her. Together they work on a cookbook based on recipes grown from the herbs that had been nurtured for decades by a woman on the island. Nicole seeks out recipes and tests them while Charlotte does interviews of the local islanders. As they partner on this project, there is still a tension between them. Each has a secret that will change their relationship forever. Can love survive an honest mistake?

End-of-the-Year Contest 2013

Congratulations to the winners of our 2013 End-of-the-Year Contest! One Grand Prize winner received all 36 of Carol Fitzgerald's Bookreporter.com Bets On picks from 2013, while 36 others won a copy of one of these titles. You can see all the winners below, along with 2013's Bets On selections.

Week of June 9, 2014

Releases for the week of June 9th include SWEET SALT AIR by Barbara Delinsky, the story of a woman who has a secret that may save the life of her best friend's husband --- or destroy him; BIG BROTHER, a striking novel from Lionel Shriver that asks just how much sacrifice we'll make to save single members of our families, and whether it's ever possible to save loved ones from themselves; and THE TILTED WORLD by Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love.

Barbara Delinsky, author of Sweet Salt Air

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole's family's island house, but they have since grown apart. When Nicole returns to the island house, she invites her old friend Charlotte for both sentimental and practical reasons. But what both women don't know is that they are each holding a secret that may change their relationship forever. Are the bonds of friendship strong enough to weather past indiscretions and betrayals? Can love survive an honest mistake?