Thursday, March 26, 2015

Season of Salt and Honey

Season of Salt and Honey
Hannah Tunnicliffe

Publication: 1 April 2015, RRP $34.99, Trade Paperback - Macmillan

Francesca 'Frankie' Caputo has it all figured out. She's finally going to marry the man she loves and then they will live happily ever after. But when a freak accident cuts her fiancé Alex's life tragically short all of Frankie's future plans suddenly disintegrate.

Drowning in grief, Frankie flees from her overbearing Italian-American family, and escapes to an abandoned cabin owned by Alex's parents in a remote part of Washington forest. While seeking comfort in solitude, Frankie reluctantly connects with her forest neighbours - the effervescent, flame-haired Merriem, kind and handsome Jack and his sprite-like daughter, Huia. As her heart slowly begins to heal, Frankie discovers a freedom that's both exhilarating and unsettling to everything she has always known for sure.

So when secrets she's buried and her old life come crashing back in, Frankie is faced with a life-altering decision. Will she slip quietly back into her safe, former existence? Or will a new and stronger Frankie Caputo stand up and claim her new life?

This year's most spectacular cover for a novel I have seen thus far.

About the author

New Zealander Hannah Tunnicliffe is a self-confessed nomad. She has previously lived in Canada, Australia, England, Macau and, while travelling Europe, a campervan named Fred. She currently lives in New Zealand with her husband and two daughters, having happily ditched a career in Human Resources to become an author. 
When she is not writing or reading she can usually be found baking or eating and sometimes all four at the same time (which is probably somewhat hazardous). She is founder and co-author of the blog Fork and Fiction, which, unsurprisingly, explores her twin loves - books and food. Season of Salt and Honey is her second novel.

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