- Paperback: 252 pages
- Publisher: Red Adept Publishing (September 13, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1940215811
- ISBN-13: 978-1940215815
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 218 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Taste of Air Paperback – September 13, 2016
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"A compelling portrait of three memorable women and the unique bond that exists between mothers and daughters."
~Booked Solid (5 STARS)"One of the greatest riddles, it turns out, is aparent's real life, the one not shown to children. ...Skillfuldialogueas well as brisk pacing and an effective resolution."
"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."
"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'sdeceptions, 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 darkwinter day or for laying on the beach in the summer...character-drivenfiction 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
USA Today Bestselling author Gail Cleare used to write for newspapers, magazines, ad agencies, Fortune 50 companies and AOL. Nowshe writes fiction, and lives on an 18th century farm in Massachusetts with her family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons,rushing streams and wide, windy skies. When not on the computer, Gail is usually working in her organic vegetable garden or absorbed in nature photography. She can often be found stalking wild creatures with a 300mm lens.
Cleare's debut novel, "Destined, a Novel of the Tarot"(2011), was a finalist for a Somerset Award, and for the Green Book Festival and New England Book Festival competitions. The audiobook, featuring narrator Marnye Young, will be released in 2018. USA Today Bestseller "The Taste of Air" (2016), is a womens' fiction family drama, and in 2017 it won Readers' Favorite awards for both the book and the audio book. The sequel is currently in progress. "Love & Chocolate, a Romance with Recipes," is a new romantic comedy to be released in 2018. It's the first volume of a trilogy featuring 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/
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I'm typically pretty good at predicting a twist or turn, but this lovely story held my attention throughout as I wondered what could possibly turn up next. The author does a terrific job at telling the story, while developing her characters, causing the reader to care about each of them, even the ones that lack likability. They come alive in the reader's mind and I hope for a sequel and will read it immediately if one is released.
The main character, Nell, struggles with personal satisfaction as a stay at home mom even though she is married to a supportive and good man. I could relate to her confusing feelings of wanting more and experiencing guilt for wanting it. The emotional struggle causes her to hold on to the secret life of her mother as she begins to uncover the secrets. Her sister Bridget, has led a completely different life and through this family crisis, she too begins to work through her own emotional struggles.
The story is one of hope and resolution found in some of the most unlikely relationships and friendships. I highly recommend this book.
*I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review* and have since recommended it to many friends. I liked it that much.
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.
The characters are well developed and invoke hope from the reader.
The story is thought provoking, flows nicely and is a very easy read.
Gail Cleare has become one of my favorite authors. Her writing style keeps you engaged and wanting more.
*I received a copy of this book in return for my honest review*.