Monday, July 8, 2013

Barefoot Summers by Denise Hunter

Barefoot Summers by Denise Hunter

Description from Goodreads:
"Madison’s heart closed the day her twin brother died.

Since losing her twin, Michael, in a drowning incident, Madison has rejected the faith he lived by. Instead, she’s devoted her life to fulfilling Michael’s dream—winning the River Sail Regatta in their small Indiana town, Chapel Springs.

As she trains for the regatta, Beckett O’Reilly is teaching Madison to swim. But he’s keeping a painful secret from her—and as they grow closer, that secret threatens to upend their lives . . . and the lives of both their families."

Personally I enjoyed this book. I thought the story line was interesting. The relationship between Madison and Beckett was very realistic. We all have baggage and at some point in our life, we ALL feel guilty about something. Watching their relationship unfold and how they struggle through their own personal issues was really refreshing.

I was a bit confused when they talked "boat talk" I do not know anything about boats except that they float, so reading all of that was confusing. I was lost and found myself skimming that part. So yay for having real terms but sadly I got lost as I am sure many readers would.

God was present in this book but he was not over bearing. I personally thought there was a nice balance. The cover was nice, I did not find it particularly enticing but it was nice. The writing was good and the characters were believable.

All-in-all this was a great book, a nice read and one that will pull your heartstrings.

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

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