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Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a Nantucket native home from college for the summer. Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues, the women-- two sisters and one friend--make their way to the sisters' tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. They're all trying to escape from someth...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316018593
ISBN-10: 0316018597
Publication Date: 6/9/2008
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 585 ratings
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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BJ avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 61 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
Great story, altho I didn't like any of the ladies when I first started reading. They all seemed so whiny. But as you learn their stories, and get to know them, they become real people. I'll definitely look for more of Ms. Hilderbrand's books.
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Helpful Score: 12
First book I have ever read by this author. I enjoyed this book. It made me laugh & cry. The sisters & friends in this book. Had so much in life to deal with. I found myself pulling for these woman. I also think the male babysitter Josh added alot to the book also. I plan on reading more by this author.
Shiner avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
At first I trouble getting into this book, very slow start. But after a chapter or two I couldn't put the book down and finished it in one night!!! Great characters and intertwined storyline. Touching story.
kermitreads avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
Fantastic summer beach read. The plot lines seemed mildly implausible but the characters were great and lovable. Makes you want to grab your closest girlfriends and your kids and give them a big hug.
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Helpful Score: 7
Barefoot was a story about friendships, family, love and death that touches all of us in different ways. My emotions were all over the board while reading this story. Compelling characters pulled me in so much that I couldn't put the book down!
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sjcmorgan avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 3 more book reviews
I was a bit disappointed in this book. It just wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Not on my list of recommendations.
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Very well written. Great characters. Great summer read!!!
krystalrose avatar reviewed Barefoot on
I wasn't impressed with the characters or the storyline. I felt it was poorly written.
wanwanhc avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 9 more book reviews
If you like to read about summer/beach theme novels then this is a perfect book! Elin Hilderbrand is becoming one of my favorite authors! She writes with such detail about each character that it just draws you into them immediately. It makes you feel like you are right there living the stories. I could not hardly put this book down. This makes the 3rd book by this author that I have read & I already have requested more of her books! You will be truly delighted with this book!
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A tale of three women going through their own crisis in thier lives. Vicky's story gives you an idea what cancer is like and what it does to your body/life. Melanie's story is of a marriage that misses the focus of unity and they grow apart. You will have to read it to see if they will divorce or stay together. Brenda's story will she find peace with her life. It was an easy read and very enjoyable.
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fell in love with all of her books!
ajk321 avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 19 more book reviews
I am not a chick lit reader, but I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I read it about 3 years ago and I can't remember where or why I bought it, but I still find myself thinking about it after all these years. A very fast, easy read.
Readnmachine avatar reviewed Barefoot on + 1432 more book reviews
Three women gather on Nantucket Island for a summer in which each is fighting a battle -- for health, for marriage, for career. A notch above the usual in this genre.

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