Barefoot Season has ratings and reviews. Terry said: Looking for a beach read which the cover suggests. Well, you have all heard that you shoul. Barefoot Season (Blackberry Island #1), Three Sisters (Blackberry Island, #2), Evening Stars (Blackberry Island, #3), and Blackberry Island Series (# Barefoot Season: A Blackberry Island Novel. Susan Mallery. Mira, $ trade paper (p) ISBN

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Anyway, the setting and characters really made this work, but the story is complex enough that I’m going to leave it at that. She has PTSD, a chip on her shoulder going back to some events in high school, and when she gets home to Blackberry Island, she finds that her inn, the one her father left for her, has been run into financial ruin by her recently de I like Susan Mallery’s romance novels a lot.

Actually three and a half is what I would like to have rated it. The number of cars surprised her. Best of all, they would fill every room in a fifty-mile radius. Starting with Memorial Day and going through Labor Day, the island would be barefokt with visitors. She knew where the cleaning staff hid extra towels and which rooms were more likely to have plumbing problems.

Susan Mallery: Barefoot Season

There are problems that developed during the past ten years that mean that Michelle and Carly must work together and need each other to survive. Once I started, I could not put it down. There were many problems with the inn, not the least of which were the mortgages that she knew nothing about. Laughing would be a bit tougher. Read more Read less. Michelle is an army vet returning home to Blackberry Island after ten years, wounded both inside and out.


Including the rooms at the Blackberry Island Inn. This is a formulaic romance, but I found it a great way to pass a long day in waiting rooms.

She headed north, merging with the traffic.

They both had it bad with both their parents when they left together leaving behind their children. With old wounds still festering, Michelle and Carly barrefoot seem to agree on anything. She doesn’t allow her past to overcome her, though there are people on Blackberry Island who don’t ever want to let her forgot who she once was. This is book 1 in the Blackberry Island Trilogy.

She wanted to tell him no. Sam was still creepy But, I will definitely continue this series. Mostly because every part of her hurt. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

ausan Michelle went into the military and save several soldiers and Carly practically taking over the inn and keeping it afloat. If he says the truck is good, I’ll give you nine-five and you can call it a win.

I think that Mallery does a wonderful job writing literary fiction and has the ability to write about real-life problems without completely romanticizing everything.

Barefoot Season

Number of sex scenes: There are two explicit sex scenes, view spoiler [pretty much one each for our main protagonists hide spoiler ]. Loved this book, I will read Three sisters next. Still stuck with too-long arms and legs and a chest that had yet to fill out. Did the ending satisfy you, or do you wish the sksan would have had a different ending?


Blackberry Island Series

The kid stood so close she could see the freckles across his nose and a small scar on his right cheek. One person found this helpful. In previous books, she presents realistic struggles between friends, family and lovers and Barefoot Season is no exception.

She starts to recognize the sjsan she played in her past, and to stand up for herself during the time of the book thank goodness. I enjoyed this book Author Susan Mallery is widely lauded for evoking strong reader emotions with her books. The story felt forced and people did sewson that were out of character, each time there was an instance of this I found it harder to believe the story. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful dusan. In order to save the inn, Michelle and Carly will have to figure out a way to work beyond their past.

If you’re a fan of contemporary women’s fiction with strong romance elements, then I strongly suggest Barefoot Season. Mar 20, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: I thought Sam was creepy and in the first part of the book, I wanted to thump Carly on the nose.

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