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Monday, June 1, 2020

Salt Air Secrets by Joanne DeMaio (VBT: Book Review)

In association with Author Joanne DeMaio, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Salt Air Secrets!

Book Review

Salt Air Secrets by Joanne DeMaio
Book 11: The Seaside Saga Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: Paperback - May 1, 2020 / eBook - May 12, 2020
Format: Paperback - 336 pages
               AudioBook - 8 Hours 7 Minutes
               Kindle - 3818 KB
               Nook - 652 KB
ISBN: 979-8625162401
ASIN (AudioBook): B087G8H7F2
ASIN (ebook): B0862DSJX9
BNID: 2940163064045
Genre: Women's Fiction

Buy The Book:

Buy The Series: The Seaside Saga Series
Book 1: Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans 
Book 2: The Denim Blue Sea
Book 3: Beach Blues
Book 4: Beach Breeze
Book 5: The Beach Inn
Book 6: Beach Bliss
Book 7: Castaway Cottage
Book 8: Night Beach
Book 9: Little Beach Bungalow 
Book 10: Every Summer
Book 11: Salt Air Secrets 
Book 12: Stony Point Summer (Pub Date: TBD)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio returns to The Seaside Saga and her New England beach town, where secrets carry on salt air breezes.

It's been a long, hot summer in Stony Point. As temperatures rise on the Connecticut coast, so do the secrets. Everyone's got one. Jason and Maris, Celia and lobsterman Shane, the beach commissioner, and especially innkeeper Elsa. With the passing summer days, each secret--sad, shocking, and sweet--unfurls like a breaking wave.

Can you keep the beach friends' Salt Air Secrets? Just turn beneath the stone railroad trestle, walk past the shingled cottages, and hear the whispering marsh grasses. In this novel, rumors are likely to drift your way on that salt-soaked air by the sea.

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My Book Review:

In Salt Air Secrets, the beach friends' story continues where Every Summer, left off. Author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader back to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where the summer season is coming to a close. The story picks up in the the last week of August, where relationship issues and long-held secrets will change the lives of friends: Maris, Jason, Eva, Matt, Kyle, Lauren, Elsa, Cliff, Nick, Paige, Vinny, Celia, and Shane.

In Salt Air Secrets, Author Joanne DeMaio easily captivates her readers' attention with this beautifully written tale through a seamless and flowing storyline, and with a wonderful description of a tranquil beach setting that wraps itself around the reader like a sun-warmed beach towel. The characters draw you into their lives with a strong emotional pull, their complexities and flaws are true-to-life, it is easy to relate to them with compassion, empathy, and hope.

The close of the summer season will take the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride as the beach friends deal with a variety of secrets that seems to float in the salt air. With so much upheaval and changes this summer, can the old adage: as time heals all wounds, so does the sea air, help this group of friends continue to live by the credo: "salt air, not a care" and "cast away your troubles straight into the sea?"

The shimmering denim blue sea with its calming effect will offer them another end of the summer season of hope, love, family, friendship, heartache, mistakes, forgiveness, redemption, and blissful new beginnings. But alas, mistakes, secrets, past painful issues, and yet another surprising cliffhanger will leave the reader impatiently waiting to read more in Stony Point Summer, the next installment in The Seaside Saga Series. 

Salt Air Secrets is an intricate story of interweaving friendships, life events, and deeply held secrets and drama. It is a wonderful story that continues to demonstrate the power of the magical sweet salt air that will cure what ails you. This installment in The Seaside Saga Series held so much angst, you can't help but feel the full gamut of emotions as each of the beach friends deal with their secrets, while the martial troubles continues to plague Maris and Jason;  but wait ... the author decides to tease her readers even more with Elsa receiving a certified letter just a few days away from the grand opening of her Ocean Star Inn, and she decides to keep the contents of the letter a secret, that is until the last sentence of the story when of course she whispers her secret into Maris' ear, but leaves us with another cliffhanger ending ... sigh.

So now that I have whet your interest in the beach friends latest comings and goings, drive under the railroad trestle and enter the enchanting beach town of Stony Point ... pull up a beach chair ... and visit with the close-knit longtime friends in author Joanne DeMaio's delightful novel, Salt Air Secrets.

The Seaside Saga Series is a heartwarming series of stories of friendship, family, painful secrets, new beginnings and second chances. Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a wonderful tale written in the third person narrative, that is set in the present with flashbacks to the past. The reader is transported to the tranquil seashore town of Stony Point, Connecticut, where they follow along with Celia, Maris, Eva, Matt, Jason, Kyle, Lauren, Nick, Elsa, Cliff, and Shane as their lives change like the tide's ebb and flow on their little tranquil coastal town.


About The Author

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Salt Air Secrets is her newest novel. Currently at work on her next book, Stony Point Summer. Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

Author Website
Amazon Author Page


  1. great review and post. i love anything beachy
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Hi Sherry! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it. This is a great beach series to read! :)