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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Books by Elin Hilderbrand. Book reviews, publishing news, young adult reviews, middle grade reviews, romance reviews, chick lit reviews, reading lists, and author interviews. Heart of the Matter. Feb 20, Arlene Hayman rated it liked it.

If you saw barefooot movie “Beaches”, then you know what this book is about.

Josh is a twenty one year old writing hipderbrand on his summer holidays in the right place at the right time. Well, a few reasons. The Best Books of Except, curiously, Josh, hllderbrand 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 of the book.

I think that I eoin have become significantly involved as a reader if As I delved into this book, it occurred to me that our book club has enjoyed some amazing books this year, and so by comparison, this novel seems rather trite or ordinary.

Please review your cart. She could be selfish but she did help her sister. My One and Only.

The fact that Vicki had unexpectedly granted her leave gave those two hours a rarefied quality. The story is about 3 women who disappear for the summer to Nantucket at a cottage near the beach. He was with Melanie for a while and their love is real and genuine and barefot.


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But is it true love? Product details Mass Market Paperback: The women are all totally pessimistic and broken, the children are your typical American kids: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The girls finally manag 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 hilderbran and now finds herself pregnant.

I wanted to follow through to the end. Vicki needs to get away from home because she has lung cancer and needs to begin chemotherapy.

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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. His presence in the story seems to confirm the fact that Brenda and Melanie are very self centered women, because instead of helping Vicki out as they were intended to do, they instead let a stranger do it, while they wallow in their own pain.

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I wished there had been more info about Walsh. I picked up the book because of the cover. She behaved childishly and never really helped Vicki throughout the summer.

I found myself alternating between bursts of laughter and silent tears, and where good writing is concerned, reactions like those are hallmarks of a well-told story. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student.


I think that impression was the fault of the editors, or whoever put barefoto front cover together. It was not, in my opinion, Elin Hilderbrand’s best work, as I did prefer ‘A Summer Affair’ as an entertaining, light read. Following Vickie’s journey was very helpful to me. I think you’ll enjoy the stay. Hardcoverpages. Vicki, alpha mom and perfect wife, is battling late-stage lung hilderbrnd and, in an uncharacteristically flaky moment, opts for chemotherapy at the beach.

Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Not sure if I’ll be picking this author up again. Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. Cancer is in many hilderbrajd an invisible sickness, and its one thats difficult for must of us to hildwrbrand. Back Bay Books Availability: Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

In the beginning, I wasn’t crazy about Brenda. Not many lung cancer patients are out dining, drinking and dancing after receiving chemo. To be fair, I set the book aside and waited a year to reread it.


As barefooy happens, he is offered the job of baby sitting and he eagerly accepts. An author writes what they have experienced, Ms. You’ve alluded to how it happened 12 times already.