New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband.
Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she’s shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she’s not the only woman with that idea.
Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive—so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their daughter’s sake, she needs that property. As does Amanda—twenty-eight, pregnant, and still weeping over the loss of her true love. On a broiling July day, all three arrive in Bootleg…with a dogged detective right behind who’s convinced that at least one of them conspired to commit murder. One momentous summer filled with revelations, quirky neighbors, and barefoot evenings on the porch offers three women the chance to make the journey from enemies to friends, and claim a bright, new beginning.
I keep saying I’m going to stop reading books by Carolyn Brown because I don’t like the profanity that I’ve found in her books. But boy am I glad I haven’t stopped yet.
The Barefoot Summer is one of the best books I’ve read. Ever. It tears at your heart while giving you hope. It’s completely honest but there’s a hint of mystery. It’s compelling, provoking, and comforting. I loved it.
The story of Kate, Jamie, and Amanda seems so unlikely, yet I know that it isn’t. My heart broke for them as they found out exactly how deceptive their husband was. But the way they bonded and helped each other heal and start over shows a strength and love that I can only hope to attain. These women are all people I want to be when I grow up… though hopefully I never find myself in that situation!
All in all, whether you love romance or women’s fiction The Barefoot Summer is a book you won’t want to miss!
|Source:||I borrowed this from NetGalley in hopes that I’d love it… 😉|
|Publisher & Date:||January 3rd 2017 by Montlake Romance|
|ISBN:||1503941280 (ISBN13: 9781503941281)|
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