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Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Madison’s heart closed the day her twin brother died.

Since losing her twin, Michael, in a drowning incident, Madison has rejected the faith he lived by. Instead, she’s devoted her life to fulfilling Michael’s dream—winning the River Sail Regatta in their small Indiana town, Chapel Springs.

As she trains for the regatta, Beckett O’Reilly is teaching Madison to swim. But he’s keeping a painful secret from her—and as they grow closer, that secret threatens to upend their lives . . . and the lives of both their families.

Goodreads Summary

Barefoot Summer is the ideal poolside or vacation read.  Madison McKinley lost her twin brother
as a teen, but continues to struggle with his loss as an adult.  She hopes to gain closure by achieving her
brother’s dream of winning their home town’s annual regatta.  Though she cannot swim and does not
know how to sail, Madison is determined to honor her brother’s memory. 
Beckett O’Reilly has been in love with Madison since they were teens.  After a disastrous
attempt to ask Madison on a date results in her despising him, Beckett decides to ignore his feelings. 
However, when Madison needs his help, Beckett immediately agrees to assist her.  The romance and
personal growth that follow create a whirlwind plot; both characters find God and personal peace and
build a relationship.  Denise Hunter’s novel is well-written and has left me eager to read the rest of the

4 stars

"Reviewed by Chelsea"

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  1. Aww, this sounds great!
    I always love those books where the characters find a sort of peace at the end. I can't even imagine what it'd be like losing a twin, but I think I'd react in a similar way...
    I'll have to get this when I can!
    Thanks for the review(:

  1. Berenice said...:

    This one sounds really great. I'm definitely going to add it to my list.