Review Time: Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Barefoot Summer (Chapel Springs #1)

by Denise Hunter

Sweet story about God's ability to heal our deepest hurts by Denise Hunter.
Sweet story about God’s ability to heal our deepest hurts by Denise Hunter.

Madison’s heart closed the day her twin brother died.

Since losing her twin, Michael, in a drowning incident, Madison has rejected the faith he lived by. Instead, she’s devoted her life to fulfilling Michael’s dream—winning the River Sail Regatta in their small Indiana town, Chapel Springs.

As she trains for the regatta, Beckett O’Reilly is teaching Madison to swim. But he’s keeping a painful secret from her—and as they grow closer, that secret threatens to upend their lives . . . and the lives of both their families.

My Review:

Madison and Beckett both carry heavy grief and guilt until it creates terrible barriers to living and loving. Healing is available to both of them if they can find the courage to trust the Master Healer with their pain and insecurities. Touching story full of struggles, misunderstandings, and the power of forgiveness. Oh! Don’t forget the sweet romance!