Barefoot SummerDenise Hunter
In the years since her twin brother’s tragic drowning, Madison has struggled with her ability to trust God - or anyone else, for that matter. It was her brother’s dream to win the annual River Sail Regatta in their small harbor town of Chapel Springs, Indiana, and Madiso... Read More
However, learning to sail means learning to swim - and her instructor is Beckett O’Reilly, a man who already has two strikes against him in Madison's eyes. Being on the water terrifies Madison, but Beckett’s calming presence and unwavering confidence begins to ease her fear. And as much as she’d like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As her feelings for him grow, a fledging faith begins to take root in her soul, as well. With Beckett, Madison feels alive for the first time in years - carefree and confident she can win the regatta, and maybe even find love.
But Beckett harbors a secret that will test the limits of their love and the depth of Madison's faith. Will their love survive summer's challenge? And will achieving her brother's dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks? Madison’s heart has been closed for years, but in Barefoot Summer, the first Chapel Springs Romance from author Denise Hunter, one summer can change everything.
Page Count: 336
- Store Only: Yes
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: May 28, 2013
- UPC: 9781401687007
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 328
- Publish Date: Jun 4, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 1401687008
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Journey To Peace by Maureen on 6/19/2013
Come and get lost in Denise Hunter's new book. You'll experience the love of family, and the loss of one parents. Some aren't as fortunate to grown up in a close caring family, like the main character here, Beckett O'Reilly..his Mom left when he was young, and his Dad turned to drink. He did have a calming influence in his life with his Grandfather. Don't think he would have made it without him and his finding God through him.
Then there is the opposite side of the spectrum in Madison McKinley, her parents and siblings all rally around her. She does have her demons, she lost her twin, her brother at age 17, and has recurring nightmares about his death, which happened ten years ago.
Madison has decided the one way to stop those nightmare is to win the town's annual regatta. This plan puts both Beckett and Madison on the same path. They seem like they don't like each other. Beckett, because of his up bringing has very low self-esteem, and Madison feels she is unlovable with all of her heartache.
Will Madison be able to conquer her demon and begin to trust God? Will Beckett find peace and his own self-worth?
Follow this town and families on their journey to find peace and salvation.
I received this book through Litfuse Blogger Book Program, and was not required to give a positive review.