The Gilly Salt Sisters The author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County returns with a magic tinged tale of dreams family secrets and betrayals on a New England salt farm In the isolated Ca

  • Title: The Gilly Salt Sisters
  • Author: Tiffany Baker
  • ISBN: 9780446194235
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County returns with a magic tinged tale of dreams, family secrets, and betrayals on a New England salt farm.In the isolated Cape Cod village of Prospect, the Gilly sisters are as different as can be Jo, a fierce and quiet loner, is devoted to the mysteries of her family s salt farm, while Claire isThe author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County returns with a magic tinged tale of dreams, family secrets, and betrayals on a New England salt farm.In the isolated Cape Cod village of Prospect, the Gilly sisters are as different as can be Jo, a fierce and quiet loner, is devoted to the mysteries of her family s salt farm, while Claire is popular, pretty, and yearns to flee the salt at any cost But the Gilly land hides a dark legacy that proves impossible to escape Although the community half suspects the Gilly sisters might be witches, it doesn t stop Whit Turner, the town s wealthiest bachelor, from forcing his way into their lives It s Jo who first steals Whit s heart, but it is Claire heartbroken over her high school sweetheart who marries him Years later, estranged from her family, Claire finds herself thrust back onto the farm with the last person she would have chosen her husband s pregnant mistress Suddenly, alliances change, old loves return, and new battle lines are drawn What the Gilly sisters learn about each other, the land around them, and the power of the salt, will not only change each of their lives forever, it will also alter Gilly history for good.

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    1. Tiffany Baker says:

      Tiffany Baker is the New York Times bestselling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County She lives outside San Francisco with her husband, three children, and tiny hyperactive dog Her new novel, The Gilly Salt Sisters, will be released from Grand Central Publishing in March 2012.

    2 thoughts on “The Gilly Salt Sisters

    1. The first seventy pages of this book are quite good. The story is engrossing, and it moves quickly along. Unfortunately, the book is not just seventy pages long. It goes on, past the point of eagerly turning the pages, and unravels in a manner so completely uninspired that it feels like the author wrote this book in the manner of an ill conceived baking experiment - one where you just toss in anything you can think of, with no real consideration for how it's going to turn out as a whole.Clare, t [...]

    2. *spoilers*I wish I could give the first 90% of this book 4 stars and the last 10% ONE star. The majority of the book was well-written -suspenseful plot with interesting characters. The ending was rushed and too quaint -visitors from all over the world?! a man regains his lost sense of taste?! Turner House becomes a visitor center??! And Claire Gilly must be one of the most clueless and unintentionally narcissistic women ever. A self-centered teenager that maims her sister (refusing to even donat [...]

    3. A beautiful cover for a dark and moody book where I did not forsee anything pleasant transpiring if I judged from the first seventy-five pages. The book was overwhelmed by a darkness that felt not at all like what I have experienced in Cape Cod nor living on a salt marsh in New England. Granted to a non-tourist, Cape Cod was, in the 1970s was probably a struggle.Yet, I was holding out; something had to change. But a sad bitter character was then eclipsed by her bitter and vindictive sister, and [...]

    4. The Gilly Salt Sisters was one of those books that took me FOREVER to read. I don't really know what it was about it. My overall feeling towards it was generally positive. It just wasn't one of those books that really grabbed me and held me and made me never want to put it down.The book revolves around the mystical power of the salt that the Gilly family produces. This concept is never really fully explained though. Is it really magical or is the entire town just reacting as though it is? Are th [...]

    5. This story was one that I had to read gently. I felt that it deserved that kind of reading mindset. It wasnt particularly enticing or gripping. It didnt really leave me wanting more, yet it wasnt alltogether satisfying. It was a bit slow going and the parts that were intriguing, there just wasnt enough of. But something about it kept me turning the pages and drinking in the lives of the Gillys and the Turners. I am a huge fan of fantasy and stories of witches and witchcraft. I picked this up bec [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book. The Tuners and the Gillys, old family residents of Prospect, a village in Cape Cod. The Gillys belong to the salt, salt is the magical element in this book that ties everything together, and the Turners want to own the whole town. Loved the character development in this novel, how they change with the circumstances and the trials they face. Shifting alliances, secrets revealed and tragedies, kept me reading to the end. Love magical realism when it is done well and thi [...]

    7. This is my second Tiffany Baker novel. That one was 3 stars as well. I liked this one, but I didn't love it. The cover was beautiful. The title was intriguing. The author had some lovely descriptions that helped define the people and the place. She has a way with words that is beautiful. There were just a couple of things that made this 3 stars and not 4. The characters were hard to rally behind because I didn't like any of them until I was 3/4 of the way done. The second thing was the complete [...]

    8. *SPOILER ALERT* I read Baker's 1st book and really liked it, so I was excited to see you had written a new book. This story had the same feel with the mix of mysticism, romance & the complexities of human relations. It was good. I didn't like it as much as Baker's first book, but it was good overall.The ending was disappointing to me. Having Whit & Dee die in the fire that Claire started just ended things abruptly. It would've been interesting to find out how Whit would react to Dee's pr [...]

    9. This book was pretty awful. None of the protagonists were even a bit likeable, the plot wasn't moving or riveting and honestly, I was just reading to get to the (anti climatic) end. I have a hard time leaving any book in the middle, and I was sorely tempted because honestly, I don't care what happens to Jo, Claire, or any of the bit characters here. Also, more than you have ever wanted to know about the process of making salt. Endless text about harvesting it, messing with it - wow, that was so [...]

    10. I liked Little Giants of Aberdeen County and I love books with magical realism but this promising book did not deliver. Too many of the characters were unlikable and never grew, sometimes regressing in a way that made no sense. The feud between the Gillys and the Turners was never fully explained so it didn't really cause any tension for me. The backstory of the town's history with salt and lack of Gilly men seemed like it would have a lot of storytelling potential but this book just did not wor [...]

    11. Didn't really like it. It was very dark, which I can deal with and I like a dark book once in a while. But it must include at least one character I can relate with or like. This did not. I did kind of feel sorry for Jo though, she suffered a lot due to Claire and her selfishness. I think I disliked Claire the most. So, I really don't recommend it. Also, the scene with the drowning kittens really bothered me. I don't care if that was a spoiler or not. On to better things!

    12. The Gilly Salt Sisters takes place in a small New England town similar, if not just, Falmouthar Woods Hole. Of course the original New England colonies were not only populated by puritans and those pious believers in the straight and narrow path, but they were seasoned by island peoplesaves from the Caribbean, from Africa and from other exotic places where superstition and "witchcraft," magical and mystical things followed them. These characteristics were met with the same that underpined some o [...]

    13. Jo and Claire Gilly live on a salt farm. The townsfolk believe that the sisters are bewitched and so is their salt. Jo loves the salt. On the other hand, Claire hates the salt and would do anything to get away from it. Thus the reason that she married Whit Turner. Whit first had his eyes on Jo but Claire went in for the kill and married him. Jo and Claire will learn just how strong a sisters bond really is when Claire is forced to move back in with her sister and Whit’s pregnant mistress. I re [...]

    14. From the very beginning of this book I questioned the whole premise of the "power" of the salt and the town's reluctant respect for it. (I kept thinking of parodies where the magical element would be flour/wheat or oregano or something.) The melodramatic, black and white portrayals of the characters and the Gillys' backstory felt manufactured and overwrought. If magical realism is going to work for me, an author has to entwine the magic with the setting and characters in such a way that it feels [...]

    15. There were a lot of great elements to this book: a reclusive woman who everyone fears, her wild and snobby sister, a small town with lots of quirks, a mysterious "spell" cast over the Gilly family, just to name a few. But Baker got so lost in describing the love scenes and affairs that she forgot what story she was really telling. In fact, the author even contradicts her own timeline in parts, which makes things confusing.In the end, we don't really know what the curse of the salt is all about. [...]

    16. This book is phenomenal.The best I have read all year. As a wash-a-shore living on Cape Cod, I love the true Cape feel it has. The story is amazingly real and the characters are down-to-earth and real. Its heartbreaking and honest must read!

    17. Mm Fifty-fifty. Mi è piaciuta la storia e così i personaggi femminili, la loro mancanza di grazia - ciascuna a modo suo - le loro imperfezioni. È un libro molto particolare. Tuttavia c'è qualcosa nello stile e nelle ripetizioni che mi ha reso fastidiosa la lettura. Quante volte ci viene detto che Claire rema contro alla sorella sostenendo che il sale sia tossico? Quante volte che Chet il pescatore è l'unico a continuare a comprarlo? Non so, non mi è sembrato neanche un romanzo così corpos [...]

    18. Since the weather here was cold and rainy, a book set in a gloomy salt marsh sounded perfect. This book was so well written I could easily imagine the Gilly sisters and their old salt farm on the sandy marshes of Cape Cod. The characters are also very well written -- especially Jo. Though she's written as an old grump, her love for her family land and her sister shine through. She didn't feel like a martyr. Every character has pretty major flaws, but I empathized with them even though I loathed [...]

    19. This one started out a little slow but got better as it went. Not a happy story - but it held my interest till the end. I loved The Little Giant of Aberdeen County so I had pretty high expectations for this one, maybe my 3 stars is a bit harsh but I am sticking with it.

    20. Not really sure what my feelings are about this book and its characters. Just when I started liking a character they would do something horrible. The same can be said for the characters that seemed to have no redeeming qualities only to show me that I was wrong. It had me questioning my ability to judge.

    21. This book took over a hundred pages for me to get into the story, but then it took off and I couldn't put it down. I almost quit, but I am glad that I didn't.

    22. Not happy with the ending. It's a story that keeps giving just enough to keep reading without a lot happening. I couldn't put it down and the characters were fascinating.

    23. The Gilly family business is salt. For several generations they have owned the property in a remote village of Cape Cod where they have built pits to hold ocean water until salt crystals form on the tops of the pooled water. They then carefully rake off the crystals and store it to sell to other locals. This is back-breakingly hard work, and apparently not very lucrative, as they are behind in mortgage payments and unable to buy new clothes or hire any help.Maybe, or maybe not, but the Gilly wom [...]

    24. Review first published on my blog: memoriesfrombooksThe Gilly Salt Sisters is the story of a small Cape Cod Village called Prospect and the two most influential families - the Gilly and the Turners. The two families could not be more different. The Turners are the wealthy leaders of the town, shaping and changing the town on the basis of their wealth. The Gillys are a mother and two daughters, who are poor and live on the outskirts of town, and yet their salt farm holds a mystical power over the [...]

    25. This is one of the best fiction books I've read in a long time. It's about 2 sisters who are very different in looks and personality, family feuds & family secrets, and an interesting family business of harvesting salt. The author blends a little bit of fear, love, betrayal and rediscovery into this one book. It captured my attention till the very end, and I didn't want it to end.

    26. This ended up being a good book but I struggled with the salt talk, there's only so much I want to know about salt. But I was curious to know how things would end with the sisters so I'm glad I finished it.

    27. I gave this book my requisite 50 pages. There was nothing horrible about it, but there was nothing great. I didn't connect with the characters in any way. It just didn't work for me. You would think as much as I like salt I would like a book about it, but no.

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