Saturday, February 9, 2013

Book Review: "Barefoot Season" by Susan Mallery

Book Description:

Army vet Michelle Sanderson has returned to the Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. What she finds instead is the inn in financial trouble … and the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see. — Single mother Carly is no stranger to adversity, but this time her back is against the wall. Because if the inn goes under, she and her daughter will go with it.

Now, to save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle have to call a truce. Question is, can they move beyond their devastating past … and rediscover the friendship of a lifetime?

My thoughts:

This is the 1st in a new series by Susan Mallery featuring "Blackberry Island."

I am a BIG Susan Mallery fan so I was very excited to hear she was starting another series.  (Not that I am caught up on Fool's Gold but that is a whole different story ha ha). 

I was caught up in the story from the beginning.  To me, it is not like any of her other books.  We get a picture of the Blackberry Island Inn and the back history of the two main characters - Michelle and Carly.  Throughout the book we get bits and pieces of their history, while still moving forward with the current story. 

The way the author tells Michelle's feelings of having returned to Blackberry Island and still trying to recover from her injury is enough to not put the book down.  The way the story moves along you don't want to put it down as you want to see how everything works out.

It has a touch of romance, but this book is mainly about how Carly and Michelle learn to deal with their past and work towards their future. 

I highly recommend this book to anyone.  The second book in the series was just released and I can't wait to get that one as well.

Happy Reading!

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