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.
About the Author
BARBARA DELINSKY is a New York Times bestselling author with more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. Delinsky enjoys knitting, photography, and cats. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts.
Nicole, a successful food blogger, reconnects with her bestie, Charlotte, a travel writer, meet up at Nicole's beach house, where the pair spent many summers together. As Nicole prepares the family beach house for sale, the pair revisit their friendship to find out what went wrong. Nicole, would rather face her computer than interact with real people, while Charlotte can make instant friends. Using Charlotte's outgoing personality, Nicole hopes to get her help and collaboration interviewing the locals for a cookbook project and, even better, rekindle their friendship that seemed to end when Nicole married her physician-husband.
Those secrets and a few others between the characters are only alluded to through out the book and you will be engaged until you find them all out. Charlotte has held her heart close and kept everyone away until she meets a mysterious and introverted man on the island. While Nicole has her own issues and secrets in her marriage. ARGHH, I so want to spill the beans on the details, but it would ruin the whole thing. Delinsky's characters never disappoint and this story is another winner for me. One note: eat before you read this book. The food descriptions are a true delight and I was starving for some of the recipes.
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