My Thoughts About Barefoot Summer:
Gritty. Honest. Gut-wrenching at times. Barefoot Summer was more than a sweet little blossoming romance, it was a buckle your seat adventure of faith, love and the messiness of life. Denise Hunter takes you on a journey through the pages of Barefoot Summer and leaves you in the midst of misunderstandings, misfortune and missed opportunities to tell the truth and to be who God really created you to be.
This isn’t your typical fairy book romance, it is like sitting on the front porch of someone down the street from you and hearing a story of how they met. Life never turns out the way you expect, people don’t always act, think or live like you think they do, but in the end, the truth prevails and love conquers all. This would be another great book to enjoy with your book group and the reading group guide in the back is the perfect addition to make sure all the questions get asked and that you have plenty of time to talk them through with your friends.
About Barefoot Summer:
In the years since her twin brother’s drowning, Madison McKinley has struggled to put it behind her. Despite the support of her close-knit family and her gratifying job as a veterinarian in their riverside town, the loss still haunts her.
To find closure, Madison sets out to fulfill her brother’s dream of winning the town’s annual regatta. But first she has to learn to sail, and fast.
Beckett O’Reilly knows Madison is out of his league, but someone neglected to tell his heart. Now she needs his help—and he’ll give it, because he owes her far more than she’ll ever know.
Madison will do anything—even work with the infamous Beckett O’Reilly—to reach her goal. And as much as she’d like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As summer wanes, her feelings for him grow and a fledgling faith takes root in her heart.
But Beckett harbors a secret that will test the limits of their new love. Can their romance survive summer’s challenges? And will achieving her brother’s dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks?
Buzz About Barefoot Summer:
“Hold-your-breath romance, heartache, and laugh-out-loud moments. It’s more than a good read. It’s a delight.” —Lisa T. Bergren, best-selling author of Glamorous Illusions
“A compelling, romantic tale of hope, healing, and a love that’s meant to be . . .” —Lisa Wingate, national best-selling author of Blue Moon Bay and Firefly Island
Meet the Author:
Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
Learn more about Denise at http://www.denisehunterbooks.comDisclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”