Saltwater Secrets

Saltwater Secrets

A story of two sisters, one summer vacation, and one big mystery for them to solve.

Stella and Josie live for their summers at the boardwalk—each one a carbon copy of the last. Josie lives in Australia most of the year; her half-sister, Stella, lives in New Jersey. But every year, they come together for a beach vacation with their dad, and to make more memories. The real excitement for them is their secret special place under the boardwalk, where they hide their sister scrapbook, adding memories from each summer.

But this summer feels different. Josie isn’t the same—she’s turned into one of the popular girls that Stella can’t stand. Despite the rocky start to their vacation, they still go to their secret, special place under the boardwalk, adding memories to their sister scrapbook once again.

That is, until their place is discovered by the owners of the newest store—the Smoothie Factory, which replaced Josie’s favorite sweet spot. Not only have the owners of the Smoothie Factory discovered the cove, they are exploiting the natural habitat, and endangering marine life and everyone at the beach! It’s up to Josie and Stella to figure out how to stop their beloved boardwalk from disappearing for good.

Title:Saltwater Secrets
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534417441
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    Saltwater Secrets Reviews

  • Nursebookie

    SALTWATER SECRETS is a wonderful story of a blended family, full of mystery, friendships in a heartwarming and page turner of a story I really enjoyed! This was a really great summer read perfect for ...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by EdelweissHalf sisters Stella and Josie only see each other during the summer, since Stella lives in New Jersey with her mother and Josie lives in Australia with hers. During the summ...

  • Darla

    This is the perfect summer read for tweens. With a compelling mystery and a current conservation message, it has right now appeal. The alternating timelines within in the two POVs adds suspense and re...

  • Mom_Loves_Reading

    I absolutely LOVE tween books like this! A nice break from the lengthier, heavier themed, adult thrillers, these kind of tween mysteries remind me of how much I loved reading my mom's Nancy Drew & Har...

  • Leigh

    I received this ARC from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Saltwater Secrets follows half sisters Josie and Stella as they embark on another fabulous Jersey Shore summer...

  • Meredith Ann

    An interesting eco mystery written in a really cool way. It's not all laid out at once, you discover more as you move along in the story. The format works well for the story being told. I loved the sh...

  • Leighellen Landskov

    Guest Review! I was asked by the publisher to provide an honest review of this book, so I thought what better way to review a YA book than from an actual teen? So my sons best friend offered to read t...

  • Cassie Reynolds

    *Thank you NetGalley and publisher for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review*This was definitely a fun read to start the summer. It's told an alternating perspectives of Josie and Stella, half-sis...

  • Josie

    This novel hits so many of my sweet spots: intriguing mystery, it takes place on the beach, and it’s YA. Young YA, but still YA. I love the alternating points of view and even the different timeline...

  • Kimberly Hon

    This is one of my favorite books this season. It was a fun read and a lovely way to escape during self-isolation. ...