Best friends, Charlotte and Nicole, couldn’t be more different. Charlotte is single and travels the world writing articles for magazines, while Nicole is a doctor’s wife that loves all things domestic. Charlotte agrees to come back to the states and help Nicole write a cookbook centered on the foods of an island off the Maine coast, their childhood summer retreat. Nicole has been tasked by her husband to hide the fact that he has MS. His career as a surgeon could end if the word gets out. Recently his disease is progressing quickly and decisions must be made about experimental treatments. A secret that Charlotte holds from Nicole becomes a possible answer to Julian’s MS.
Another storyline revolves around Charlotte’s engagement with Leo, a badboy islander who may not be quite what his reputation leads her to believe. Sweet Salt Air is a lovely story about the struggles and beauty of long standing friendships and how we need to negotiate life with those around us as we learn to love each other.