I finally opened up the Fedex box of schwag that I shipped home after the BlogHer13 conference…so let’s start giving some things away! It’s Friday and nothing says “weekend” to me like cracking open a new BOOK. How does this breezy beach read look to you?
Seriously, y’all…this is what G took to the beach on our vacation. I didn’t even understand the blurbs on the back but they were raves:
“this ready reference investigates the use of CO2 for the synthesis of carboxylates, carbonates, carbamates, isocyanates, and polymeric materials, as well as a solvent, in electro- and photoelectro-chemistry, biomass enhanced production and much more besides.”
Oh, oops. I should have put SPOILER ALERT before that last paragraph in case y’all didn’t know about the carboxylates. I apologize.
And I’m kidding! It’s Friday! Nobody wants to read about isocyanates, silly!
Here’s the book I got from St. Martin’s Press to pass along to my readers…the brand new Barbara Delinsky, “Sweet Salt Air”:
This blurb sounds more like it:
“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.
Bestselling author and master storyteller Barbara Delinsky invites you come away to Quinnipeague…to synthesize carboxylates.
I’ve got one copy to give away, so if you’d like it, leave a comment with the name of your favorite beach read! At 7pm tonight, I’ll let G choose a random winner from all the comments. Good luck!