ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Denise Hunter lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she's been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
MY THOUGHTS ON THE BOOK: The story really touched home with me having experienced the untimely death of my own brother. In this story we are introduced to the mourning Madison McKinley and the boy who has loved her since high school, Beckett O'Reilly. As the story unfolds we come to know our two main characters - Beckett, who is tender, loving "bad boy" image holder, and Madison who is experiencing a deep hurt from the death of her twin brother, Michael. Within the confines of the story we witness God's healing hand upon Madison as she deals with her twin's death. Going beyond the richly drawn spiritual challenges, the romance is touching. In Barefoot Summer, there isn't one dull moment; one scene is particularly hard-hitting, tying the title into a moving piece of truth and is also a demonstration of how, even when life looks hopeless, we have to take that first baby step of faith. It is the perfect summer read. I really loved this book and actually I read it in one evening. I could not put it down. The characters reached out and had me from the first page of the story. This is a must read. If you are headed out on vacation this summer be sure this book is with you.
Disclaimer: "I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."