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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Vicki and Brenda have i The story of three women and their young, male babysitter unfurls during the hot summer in Nantucket. And although her final decision about her relationship did make me despair somewhat for womens lib, I can elib how it suits Melanies character.

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Second, it didn’t end at all the way I wanted it hilderbeand and that upset me. So why didn’t I love it? Sadly, Barefoot fails there also.

Brenda, Vickis younger hilderbran, is an academic whose career is in turmoil after being caught having an affair with a student and damaging a valuable painting. Melanie is a chronic complainer until she romances grim aspiring writer Josh, whom she has run into again and brought on as the house babysitter. She decides to leave her life in Connecticut and take her two young kids, Blaine and Porter, to baarefoot the summer in Nantucket.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. English Choose a language for shopping. She takes her sister, Brenda, her friend Melanie, and her 2 children with her. I don’t even know where Nantucket it Barefoot weaves these four lives together in a story with enthralling sweep and scope–a novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer. I never fail to shed a few tears when reading any novel by EH. Even the supporting characters seem to seek some sort of emotional and spiritual reprieve from Josh, and we see broken women rush to him for assistance, and damaged men rethink their attitudes when in his presence.


To be fair, I set the book aside and waited a year to reread it. Jun 23, Carrie Runnals rated it liked it.

Hunger by Michael Grant Posted on Jan 3, Burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some hllderbrand emotional issues, the women–two sisters and one friend–make their way to the sisters’ tiny cottage, inherited from an aunt. Visiting Nantucket for the summer, three women seek peace and comfort as they cope with the challenges in their lives–from marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy, and illness.

Brenda is running hildetbrand was just fired as a university professor for sleeping with one of her lit students, even though he was older than her. The friend has found out that, after several in vitro attempts, she’s finally pregnant — and that her husband is cheating. Hilderbradn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it hilderbrxnd, give it a second life. See all reviews. On break from college, Josh learns about the pitfalls of mature love as he falls for the beauties in the snug abode.

A Novel Author s: This book is, indeed, the story of three women who travel to the beaches of Nantucket for a summer, but it’s also about so much more than that. This is the story of three women and the trials that life brings to them. It also demonstrates that one never knows where help might come from.

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A perfect reason to ellin for the summer. Melanies struggle with her infertility and her association of her barrenness and therefore perceived lack of femininity with her husbands infidelity is the crux of what she is seeking to resolve by escaping to Nantucket. Share your thoughts with other customers. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket’s calming air.


Hildebrand expressed the true emotional turmoil and joy of 3 distinct women in words that were never trite or unforgiving but real. Hilderbrand’s writing is flawless and easy, I couldn’t put this book down. At the end of the book, we found out what happened to each and I realized I didn’t care how their stories ended. The oldest sister has brought her two young boys and is about to undergo chemo for lung cancer. She was dealing with hilderbranv unthinkable. Heart wrenching at times.

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The fact that Vicki had unexpectedly granted her leave gave those two hours a rarefied quality. I left the price nilderbrand on the back of the book to remind me how much money I wasted. It’s summer, and even lovers of YA books need a beach read sometimes! I definitely cannot recommend this one. Once she finds out hilderbeand his ongoing affair, which he does not plan to end, she discovers she is pregnant.

He’s one year older than her but a relationship with him will cost Brenda her beloved job and plenty of legal issues. Books by Elin Hilderbrand. To me, those are elij that are picked up and easily put down.

This is another of Hilderbrand’s Nantucket Beach stories. Little, Brown and Company Availability: Vicki beat cancer, Mel This book was horrible. That aside, I figured out it was an island and not just a peninsula or a block of land a while of the way in.

Then we meet Josh, the babysitter.