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Barefoot: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

This was my first novel by Elin Hilderbrand. It was a bit hard to get into at the beginning, but I read on nonetheless. Soon the pace picked up and I became attached to the story and characters. Each of them comes from a different background and stage of life, yet the...
This was my first novel by Elin Hilderbrand. It was a bit hard to get into at the beginning, but I read on nonetheless. Soon the pace picked up and I became attached to the story and characters. Each of them comes from a different background and stage of life, yet they all share the common thread of being in the midst of a journey to grow and find themselves despite the challenges they're facing.

It was easy to get emotionally invested in each of their stories, and I found myself not wanting to put the book down because I wanted to know how it would all turn out. Wrought with real emotion, genuine love, and heartbreaking circumstance, I think you would be hard pressed to find yourself disappointed in this one. A light summer beach read it is not; instead, it quickly establishes itself as a more serious story that leaves a warm feeling behind at its conclusion.

posted by TheChicCherryBlossom on July 13, 2010

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6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Best yet from Hilderbrand

This book gave me much to think about. I was a bit of a skeptic given that I have been disappointed by Hilderbrand's books in the past. But in this book, you truly feel as if you know these characters, and you get caught up in their emotions. Hilderbrand gives you up...
This book gave me much to think about. I was a bit of a skeptic given that I have been disappointed by Hilderbrand's books in the past. But in this book, you truly feel as if you know these characters, and you get caught up in their emotions. Hilderbrand gives you ups and downs throughout the entire book through romance, sickness, etc. When finished with the book, you are left with a sense of completion and not having to worry about wanting more. Definitely a worthwhile read especially if you are looking for a book to bring on a trip, or just to pass the time. An easy read, so it seems to fly by.

posted by alhill04 on May 14, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2011

    Good book

    Great beach read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2011

    It was okay.

    I read this for my book club. It's not my usual kind of book. I found it very predictable. Not horrible for a quick read though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2010

    Good Summer Read

    I liked this book a fast good summer read

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Interesting experiences at the beach

    For light reading, this is a good book. Not a dynamic story, but interesting enough to pass the time at home during the cold weather.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

    I was a little disappointed

    It was an easy read. The characters were easy to like, I just felt like something was missing. The story didn't pull me in. I could take or leave it. It was a little forgetable in my opinion.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2008

    Not sure what this is doing at #2 on NYT Bestseller List

    This book is not horrible, but I was not wowed by it at all. The set-up is a bit cliche: '3 women in their thirties on Nantucket for the summer with one hot college guy', but I was hopeful that Ms. Hilderbrand would do something more with it. It was a little too formulaic for my taste.

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