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?
A superb summer read destined to become a classic. No surprise there, since Denise Hunter is the author. The first in the new Chapel Springs series, Barefoot Summer is a breathtaking escape read that will leave you clamouring for more. The story is anchored by incredible main characters, both grappling with the depth of their past hurts. Hunter has such an uncanny gift for developing a romance steeped in emotion and uncertainty. But there's sizzle and hope there as well which makes for a spellbinding combination. What evolves is a stunning story which centres on letting go and letting God.
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