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Barefoot Summer (Chapel Springs Romance Series)

Denise Hunter

Barefoot Summer (Chapel Springs Romance Series)

Denise Hunter

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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?

"Hold-your-breath romance, heartache, and laugh-out-loud moments. It's more than a good read. It's a delight."

-Lisa T. Bergren, best-selling author of Glamorous Illusions



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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?

"Hold-your-breath romance, heartache, and laugh-out-loud moments. It's more than a good read. It's a delight."

-Lisa T. Bergren, best-selling author of Glamorous Illusions


- Publisher

Meet the Author

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter is the award-winning author of eight novels and three novellas including Surrender Bay: A Nantucket Love Story and The New Heights series. She and her husband helped start a new church two years ago that continues to reach the unchurched in their community. Denise serves on the worship team and leads Book Connection, a Christian fiction book club for women. She and her husband are raising three boys.

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Memorable.
5 stars By Ibu Guru, Jun 01 2017
 Some books I read, a few months later I need to look them up again as I can't remember what they were about.  This will not be one of them.  The plot and characters are memorable.  There are enough plot twists to keep it from becoming predictable.
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A great read
4 stars By Brooke, Sep 01 2015
I love Denise Hunter's books, and this one did not disappoint! If you love romance novels, I highly recommend this book for you! The plot is interesting, the characters are likeable and the romance is adorable.
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Nothing beats a Denise Hunter Book
4 stars By Jessica R. Wakefield, Aug 02 2013
Another great read by my go-to author for romance - Denise Hunter. In fact, every time I read a new book of hers, I'm inspired to go back to my favorite book of hers - Sweetwater Gap. It's winter here, so it's nice to pick up a book saturated in summer and romance. Makes our dreary days go a little faster!

I liked this story - I liked Madison and the issues she was dealing with. She felt like a woman with heart and depth and I liked her history with Beckett - what a nice touch! She felt like a real person, struggling with real stuff and that stuff interrupts her life on all levels - as it does in real life. My only quibble was with her family. Too many people for me to keep track of well. Maybe the next book in the series I will be able to know who's who better.

Beckett, didn't steal my heart. He was a great romantic lead, but for me there was something lacking in him. I'm not even sure what that is at this point. I did love how he patiently taught Madison to overcome her debilitating fear of water. He is misunderstood and having lived with the stigma of the bad boy of high school, he struggles to overthrow it into adulthood. It's also very possible, people in town never quite believe he's changed. I liked the story with his father. It was hard but touching to see a relationship begin to slowly repair.

You have written another great book Denise and I'm keen to read more in this series. Thanks!
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Fun Read
5 stars By Iola, Jun 08 2013
Madison McKinley is a 26-year-old veterinarian back living in her home town of Chapel Springs, Indiana, and she has a dream. She wants to win the Annual River Sail Regatta in honour of her twin brother, Michael, a keen sailor who died when they were 17. There are only two things standing in her way: she doesn't know the first thing about sailing, and she is afraid of water. The opening was a bit confusing as I tried to sort out all the characters (especially the many McKinley siblings), but I soon worked them all out and settled into enjoying a well-plotted story. It wasn't a straightforward romance-there were enough twists and turns to keep it interesting and give it a pleasant depth not found in many contemporary Christian romances. The one slight fault was perhaps the outcome of the regatta ... I really enjoyed Barefoot Summer. I liked the characters, I liked the way the author dealt with Madison's issues with Christianity, and I especially liked Beckett, who has overcome a difficult childhood to become a man anyone would be proud to know, despite his inferiority complex. I liked the style of writing, and I especially liked the way the author introduced the various characters in the McKinley family, obviously setting us up for a sequel (which I will look forward to reading). Thanks to Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze for providing a free ebook for review. 
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