The Taste of Air Kindle Edition
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"One of the greatest riddles, it turns out, is a parent's real life, the one not shown to children. ...Skillful dialogue as well as brisk pacing and an effective resolution."
"A captivating story filled with mystery, suspense, love, longing and family."
~Readers' Favorite (5 STARS - Silver Medal / 2017 Book Awards)
"A compelling portrait of three memorable women and the unique bond that exists between mothers and daughters."
~Booked Solid (5 STARS)
"This is that kind of book, one so real and important that it bears at least a second reading - after the first sinks in."
~Grady Harp, San Francisco Review of Books (Amazon Top 100 Reviewer - 5 STARS)
"While I enjoyed The Taste of Air for the story, full of suspense, mystery, and drama, which kept me entertained, it also got me thinking."
~Big Al's Books and Pals (5 STARS)
"A family saga bridging decades and filled with shocking revelations, hope and love, you won't be able put this book down." ~Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author
"The Taste of Air is an engaging story about what our mothers teach us. When Nell and Bridget start pulling at the thread of their mother's deceptions, their own worlds unravel."
~Katie O'Rourke, Amazon bestselling author
"This is a book to choose as a companion for curling up on a sofa on a dark winter day or for laying on the beach in the summer...character-driven fiction at its best."
~Ann Warner, author of The Babbling Brook Naked Poker Club series
"Gail Cleare's mesmerizing new novel...will make you see your own life with new eyes and leave you transformed."
~Jamie Cat Callan, author of Bonjour, Happiness!
"My first thought after finishing The Taste of Air was that this was an incredibly satisfying novel. "
~Bibliotica (5 STARS)
About the Author
Cleare's debut novel is "Destined, a Novel of the Tarot"(2010), a magic realism romance. The audiobook, featuring narrator Marnye Young, was released in early 2019. Her second novel, three-times USA Today Bestseller "The Taste of Air" (2016), is a women's fiction family drama, and in 2017 it won Readers' Favorite awards for the book, and the audiobook. "Love & Chocolate" is a small-town culinary romance, released in 2018. It features the Dumas family and their restaurant, The Three Chocolatiers.
For the latest news, visit gailcleare.com or Gail's Facebook page at facebook.com/GailCleareAuthor/
- ASIN : B01LDIXKAY
- Publisher : Red Adept Publishing, LLC (September 22, 2016)
- Publication date : September 22, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 1100 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 253 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #96,237 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ever been there? Wonderful isn't it?
I come from new England and have been in Vermont many times. The author's descriptions of the area, particularly in the fall... were things I've experienced but never had the words for. I felt myself standing exactly where the characters were. The air in Vermont really does smell the ways that she described: Maple syrup, bracingly cold, and it awakens a human being in a way no other place can. The emotions, including the tensions, the confusions.. all of it made me smile, gasp, and tear up. All of the characters were real people, full of flaws, perfectly imperfect.. And I felt invested in each one of their journeys.
I am hoping that she has other books.
One day she receives a phone call telling her that her mother is in a hospital in Vermont. What? Her mom lives in an assisted living facility in Massachusetts. What is she doing in Vermont? Nell calls her sister Bridget and then drops everything and rushes to the hospital. Thus begins the unraveling of the secrets their mother has kept from them their entire lives. Complicated relationships are finally revealed.
Three remarkable women – extraordinary family ties. An ever popular theme of mother-daughter(s) bonds. The lengths mothers will go to in order to protect their children. Redemption. Children realizing their mother had a life before them. All themes we can relate to. Believable and lovable characters.
I highly recommend this loving story. The sequel is highly anticipated.
It's surprising how many new relationships are formed and how the elapse of time keeps changing them. The prime characters in this novel keep discovering more about themselves and keep gaining the strength to act on their feelings. There are many secrets that are revealed and sometimes it is hard to understand how people can act the way they do. Still, the book tries to explain everything and for the most part does a good job. It was a very enticing story to read.