Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
(Blackberry Island)

79%

9 Critic Reviews

Gritty and magical, angst-ridden and sweet, this coming-home story by bestseller Mallery...pulls no punches.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

A New York Times Bestselling Author -- Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she's still a wounded girl who fled some 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 and Michelle were once inseparable, until a betrayal destroyed their friendship...
 

About Susan Mallery

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Tanya Michaels is a four-time RITA nominee and winner of the Booksellers' Best Bet Award, the Maggie Award of Excellence and a 2012 RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Harlequin American Romance. Tanya has written thirty books for Harlequin and enjoys filling her stories with the elements that are most important in her life: love, family, acceptance and a sense of humor. She is living her happily-ever-after in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two kids
 
Published April 1, 2012 by MIRA. 378 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Apr 15 2012
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Critic reviews for Barefoot Season
All: 9 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on Jan 23 2012

Gritty and magical, angst-ridden and sweet, this coming-home story by bestseller Mallery...pulls no punches.

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All About Romance

Below average

This book reminded me more of a soap opera than anything based in reality. While I thought some aspects were handled well, many were not...

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Mar 29 2012

Susan Mallery weaves a tale of broken friendship with enough twists and turns to keep even the most seasoned reader...guessing about where the story will lead.

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RT Book Reviews

Good

The characters — both furry and human — come to life in their small-town setting and will touch readers’ hearts and funny bones.

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USA Today

Good
on Apr 07 2012

...Barefoot Season is a well-written story of healing, letting go, and making room in your heart for hope.

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Fiction Vixen

Above average
on Mar 26 2012

There is nothing perfect about her people yet it still something extremely compelling to read.

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City Book Review

Excellent
on Aug 07 2012

A pleasant surprise, Barefoot Season will stay with readers long after they turn that last page.

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Jun 09 2012

Mallery’s many fans will relish this poignant tale of shattered friendships, new loves, overcoming the trauma of war and the enduring power of healing and redemption.

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Cocktails and Books

Good
on Apr 03 2012

An emotional read that will have readers remembering those good friends who you have/had a rift with and taking a look at that relationship with new eyes.

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