Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand
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It's summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, home from college. 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 something: Melanie, after seven failed in-vitro attempts, discovered her husband's infidelity and then her own pregnancy; Brenda embarked on a passionate affair with an older student that got her fired from her prestigious job as a professor in New York; and her sister Vickie, mother to two small boys, has been diagnosed with cancer. Soon Josh is part of the chaotic household, acting as babysitter, confidant, and, eventually, something more, while the women confront their pasts and map out their futures.
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About Elin Hilderbrand

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Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and occasionally frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. Beautiful Day is her twelfth novel.
Published July 2, 2007 by Little, Brown and Company. 417 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Hilderbrand’s saga follows the lives of Melanie, Brenda and Vicki.

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Vicki doesn’t really know how to handle this potentially fatal illness anymore than she knows how to handle the conflicts between her sister Brenda and her best friend Melanie.

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Book Reporter

And this is exactly what the Lyndon sisters --- Vicki and Brenda --- along with friend Melanie are counting on when they venture to the family summer house on Nantucket.

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Suite 101

A modern version of Sense and Sensibility recreated in two Austen fans, sisters, who head to Bath and find themselves, love and one another.

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I love women's fiction and was looking forward to reading Barefoot by Elin Hidenbrand.

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Brenda asks Josh to baby-sit for Vicki’s children and the three women soon realize how much they have come to depend on him.

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Gather Books

As I've never had the fortune to visit Nantucket, the author's vivid paint strokes had me yearning to quit my job, pull on my clam-diggers, grab the next flight out, and undertake a career on Nantucket Island selling seashells by the seashore.

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Red Room

He is a great support for Vicki as his time with her sons gives her some time to herself that she so desperately needs as she fights her cancerous enemy.

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