Barefoot Season

Barefoot Season

Paperback - 2014
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On Blackberry Island, friendship, love and forgiveness are as constant as the ocean waves, if only you can make room in your heart for hope.

This is Susan Mallery at her emotionally charged best!

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside she's still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner's suite occupied by the last person she wants to see--Carly Williams. She and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn's cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered enough rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with her life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it. To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It'll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.
Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin MIRA, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780778318132


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Nov 26, 2017

Selfish parents, 10 yrs later girls still wounded and dealing from consequences of the past. Not as enjoyable as the Fools Gold books.

May 12, 2016

I'm glad I discovered Susan Mallery's books. She develops strong characters and an endearing story. It was hard to put it down. I loved it.

Aug 02, 2014

This a a fun summer read. Some romance, serious issue of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and modern family blending. Best line "You're not my first rodeo." Lol.

LaughingOne Jun 07, 2013

I like Blackberry Island and the people I'm meeting there. Will read more of this series.

Apr 15, 2013

I am a big fan of Susan Mallery’s “Fools Gold” series, but hadn’t read anything else by her. I loved her characters in those books so much; I was hesitant to venture into other territory. I found Barefoot Season a very pleasant surprise. This book delved much more into character development and provided more substance than your traditional romance. I found Carly and Michelle totally believable, and I loved sharing their journey. I was so anxious to see where these characters wound up at the end that I managed to finish the book quickly. And while romance wasn’t the main aspect of the book, it included enough to make for a happy ending. My only complaint is that I would have liked a little more insight into the male characters’ thoughts, though with the focus on the women, it made sense to underplay them.

gramaval Oct 26, 2012

Loved the story!! Great characters and time appropriate for our returning vets and some of the emotional issues they face after returning to their homes after war. Time well spent with this bookl

skylars Sep 28, 2012

Good read about two friends who had a falling out during senior year of HS. Lived on an island off coast of Washington state. One left for army for ten years. Other one ran inn. How they overcame their differences and healed each other.

sweetpea916 May 03, 2012

Another great series by Susan Mallery! Can't wait for the second one.


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Jul 27, 2014

I am ready to visit Blackberry Island. The Inn sounds lovey and the food delicious. Great story.

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