I have been waiting for a new book from Denise Hunter and I was thrilled to get a copy of her latest novel! "Barefoot Summer" is book 1 in Denise's new Chapel Springs Romance series. Madison has struggled for years with the death of her twin brother and this summer she is determined to honor his memory, but Madison is in for some surprises and changes in her own life as well. This book is a wonderful story filled with secrets, romance and facing your past and moving forward to the future; all the elements for a really good story that draws the reader immediately into not only the plot, but the characters' lives as well. This is one not to miss out on and a wonderful read to kick-off the summer!
Book Description from the publisher:
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?
*Thanks to Thomas Nelson for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*