Sun Over the Salt Marsh
A gripping novel about true love, set against the backdrop of a traditional salt marsh
SUN OVER THE SALT MARSH is a captivating story about a chef who takes on a new challenge and falls in love on the beautiful island of La Palma.
Julia is 32, a successful but very stressed Michelin-star chef. When she accompanies her 13-year-old godson and nephew Emil to La Palma, she ends up staying much longer than she’d intended. During her trips around the island, she goes off the beaten track and stumbles across a secluded bay and an old abandoned finca that’s up for sale. She finds out who the owner is and quickly comes to an agreement with him to buy the finca. Julia starts to blossom, discovering a new zest for life. She sees a chance to make a long-cherished dream come true by opening a smart little restaurant here.
It’s not until later that she comes across a narrow path leading down the cliffs to the sea where, to her surprise, she finds a wonderful salt marsh. It belongs to 35-year-old Álvaro, who sells the best salt crystals from the marsh as a delicacy all over the world. From the first moment, Julia is fascinated by Álvaro – but he doesn’t seem to return the feeling. Little does Julia know that the finca used to belong to Álvaro’s family, and that he had been determined to buy it back. But due to an old feud, the previous owner decided to get one over on Álvaro by selling to Julia instead. Now it’s not only Álvaro who’s angry – the whole of the village to which the salt marsh belongs is hostile towards Julia.
Will she still be able to make her dream come true? When she realises she’s fallen head over heels in love with prickly Álvaro, Julia is more determined than ever not to let herself be driven off the “Isla Bonita”.
A new series from this SPIEGEL-bestseller author
A wonderful immersive novel for women in the 30+ age bracket