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Monday, August 5, 2013

Review: Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter
Chapel Spring: Book One
Thomas Nelson / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

Madison’s heart has been closed for years. But one summer can change everything.

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?

My rating:
My thoughts:

It's no secret that contemporary romance is not one of my favorite genres, so I didn't know how much I'd enjoy Barefoot Summer. I ended up really liking it and definitely plan on reading the next Chapel Spring novel.

The characters were great and I loved the McKinley family. Beckett would probably be my favorite character - because of all the things he went through and had to overcome - but all of the characters were, as I said, great. :)

I loved the whole sailing aspect to Barefoot Summer. It definitely made this a unique read for me. Also, the romance was so sweet!

Overall, Barefoot Summer was a wonderful read - perfect for summer! I recommend it if you enjoy these types of books.

*I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book from the publisher for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. Well,Melanie, I am a huge fan of contemporary,too
    And I think i would love this
    Your reader,


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