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?
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What’s the worst part? The guilt? The fear? The anger? What is it that’s consuming you?
Remember those barefoot summer days when things were simple…. until they weren’t. Now there are obstacles, regrets, and guilt. Have you given those things to Him or kept them for you?
Barefoot Summer is a cute romance that’s more about personal and spiritual growth with a whole lotta family thrown in!
|Source:||I purchased Barefoot Summer on February 2, 2015 when it was free.|
|Publisher & Date:||June 2013 by Thomas Nelson (first published May 28th 2013)|
|ISBN:||1401687008 (ISBN13: 9781401687007)|
|Setting:||Chapel Springs, Indiana|
|Series:||A Chapel Springs Romance, Book 1|
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Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the experience of falling in love vicariously through her characters and can expect a happily-ever-after sigh as they close the pages of her books.
In 1996, inspired by the death of her grandfather, Denise began her first book, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her husband says he inspires all her romantic stories, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys.
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