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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Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It also demonstrates that one never knows where help might come from. Think of a Number. One long, hot summer. 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 liked all the characters except for Peter because I really liked Josh.

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. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket’s calming air. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

That said, despite the lack of focus hildegbrand the oneupmanship regarding each characters personal woesthat tear-jerking, overly emotional Spielbergian feel is there the whole timeHilderbrands characters do have a sense of presence, and theres something captivating about watching their stories unfold.

Sorry all I could think of while reading this was will it ever end? You may need to take a few calming breaths, however.

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To me, those are books that are picked up and easily put down. I think my eyes got stuck in my head from rolling so much. Melanie, after several failed attempted to conceive, discovers she is pregnant. So I’ll just try and focus on the beginning and how much more lovely that was in comparison to the rest of the book. A supposed light summer read about three woman who spend the summer on Nantucket except one sister has been banned from academia for having an affair with a student; the other is starting chemo for lung cancer and has her two small children in tow, and the third has escaped her cheating husband and now finds herself pregnant.


They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket’s calming air. The story is about 3 women who disappear for the summer to Nantucket at a cottage near the hildedbrand. See 2 questions about Barefoot…. She wanted to get away for the summer with hilcerbrand two little boys, her sister Brenda and her best friend Melanie.

A reminder that, no matter what other obstacles you are facing personally at the time and no matter how well you may h Not my favorite of this author’s beachy books but not my least favorite eitherbut still very readable. Emotions run high as she prepares for death.

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But I know its not and you share some great insight. Apr 09, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Melanie is there on a fluke–she found out that her husband is sleeping with a butch co-worker and doesn’t want to stop cheating.

Barefoot is a quick and easy read, and perfect for those warm and lazy days. I thought Josh had a rotten deal. Allow yourself to get lost on Nantucket this summer There were a whole bunch of other, smaller, flaws as well.

Except, curiously, Josh, who simply vanishes from the book a few scenes from the end, which I felt was an odd choice given that he plays the role of the Greek chorus in the beginning not to mention the Greek god throughout the rest barefooot the book.

Twenty pages in, you’ll be ready to drop everything and head for the beach yourself. Hildervrand story of three women and their young, male babysitter unfurls during the hot summer in Nantucket. Yet, I still enjoyed the story about these three women spending their summer in Nantucket.


Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Brenda, her younger sister, a much lauded professor, has committed a transgression at the college in which she’s taught and has been expelled. The title should be at least 4 characters long.

The chararacters engage you from the moment you are on the first page. Brenda is saddled with money problems and a broken heart. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. May 12, Marleen rated it liked it Shelves: We appreciate your feedback. Yilderbrand is wrapped up in her own difficulties, and throughout the book theres a sense of frustration elni each character feels as though her own needs are being subjugated to someone elses.

It angered me and not only did I waste my time reading it all but now I just feel sad barefopt how it all ended.


The premise was interesting and the flow wasn’t barefoog. Melanie was a hklderbrand whiner and I was not happy with the direction that her story went. And although her final decision about her relationship did make me despair somewhat for womens lib, I can see how it suits Melanies character.

But I like this type of story, because it is realistic. One person found this helpful. Rather than adding insight or depth to the narrative, it has a dulling effect, and its frustrating as a reader to be told and retold something youve worked out for yourself in the books opening chapters.

AmazonGlobal Ship Hiderbrand Internationally. Jun 14, Angie Hay rated it really liked it Shelves: June 9, Imprint: Vicki, alpha mom and perfect wife, is battling late-stage lung cancer and, in an uncharacteristically flaky moment, opts for chemotherapy at the beach.

Vicky, the older of the sisters, has lung cancer at The second woman is Brenda Lyndon.