Hilderbrand’s sixth novel heaps on the trauma as a substitute for Barefoot. Elin Hilderbrand, Author. Little, Brown $ (p) ISBN. Privileged somethings hide from their woes in Nantucket. Hilderbrand’s saga follows the lives of Melanie, Brenda and Vicki. Vicki, alpha. Complete summary of Elin Hilderbrand’s Barefoot. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Barefoot.

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On break from college, Josh learns about the pitfalls of mature love as he falls for the beauties in the snug abode. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which hilderbrnad been the setting for her five previous novels.

Hilderbramd ask other readers questions about Barefootplease sign up. I so enjoyed this book! The children are brats, the husbands alternat Looking for something light and summery, I took the front cover and read the back and thought it’d be perfect for a weekend at the lake.

I am still seething over the character depictions very controversial at times! Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. The Best Books of There are other issues with the book as well, including the strange, almost messianic role of Josh and the way that his immediately perceived link with these three women somehow connects him to them in a weirdly umbilical manner.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. If, of course, she truly understands the gravity of Vickis illness, which Im not entirely sure that she does.

Meanwhile, Melanie hilderrbrand to find the strength to ask him one more time to try in vitro, but when she tries, he drops the bombshell that he is with someone else! Chemo is never easy and Vicki will have to deal with her feelings about her own mortality. Once these opening credits slowly filter away, our lens zooms in and retains this hilderbarnd focus, alternating between hilrerbrand three main characters of Vicki, Brenda and Melanie, with the occasional moment of reflection from Josh.


While I was still sad that the story came to an end, I eliin also happy that things turned out well for everyone especially Vicky hilferbrand I was a little disappointed Melanie stayed with Peter.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Refresh and try again. There are “chicks” and a “beach”, but just getting to the beach is a simple task that almost defeats these three women.

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I really enjoyed this book. The first woman is Victoria Lyndon Stowe. Josh is a fun character but has issues of his own, his mom committed suicide years prior to meeting the ladies.

It is a bittersweet novel depicting the importance of family and friends when life hits a rough patch. The characters are really well developed, all different and compelling in their own ways.

To me, those are books that are picked up and easily put down. View all 3 comments. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It was an awful book. You make review-writing look barevoot easy indeed. How to write a great review. Josh, whos studying creative writing and is in search of a story to follow, is intrigued by the woman and their odd dynamics.

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I think that I would have become significantly involved as a reader if Josh had been developed as hildderbrand more complex character and if I could have understood him better. View Full Version of PW. All have come together for an unannounced sharing of a bitter expulsion from the life they’ve known.


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Brenda is running away–she hilderband just fired as a university professor for sleeping with one of her lit students, even though he was older than her. Her knowledge that her husband is having an affair with a woman Melanie thinks of as an unfeminine tomboy is also a source of consternation: View all 7 comments.

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Can someone please tell me why this book was a national bestseller? And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in vitro attempts, is pregnant at last–but only after learning that her husband is having an affair. View all 5 comments. He was indispensable to them while they needed him but I thought they didn’t tell him how much he meant to them and when it was time to let him go, neither women batted their eyelashes.

We are just so elon wealthy and have so many problems! Vicki has been recently diagnosed with lung cancer despite never smoking. So when I ended up neglecting all chores around the house for an entire day while I devoted all my spare, non-parenting time to reading this book that I was hard-pressed to put down, I was really surprised.

Josh, who has picked them up, is a junior in college with a great interest in literature; he had the past year an instructor who made a great impression on him and he is keen to know the stories of hildeerbrand women.

This book was horrible. She’s hoping to write a screenplay and make her problems disappear. This was my e,in Elin Hilderbrand novel and frankly, I will never read another one.