Barefoot in Pearls

Barefoot in Pearls

by Roxanne St. Claire

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ISBN-13: 9780990860716
Publisher: South Street Publishing
Publication date: 01/30/2015
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 666,433
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Roxanne St. Claire is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of forty novels of suspense and romance, including three popular series and multiple stand alone books. She has written for Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harlequin, and Random House and, in 2014, started her own company to independently publish seven releases in "The Barefoot Series," with at least three more expected in 2015.

In addition to being a six-time nominee and one-time winner of the RITA Award, Roxanne's novels have won the National Reader's Choice Award for best romantic suspense three times, as well as the Daphne du Maurier Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Maggie, Booksellers Best, Book Buyers Best, the Award of Excellence, and many others.

Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and are routinely included as a Doubleday/Rhapsody Book Club Selection of the Month.

She lives in Florida with her wonderful husband, and still attempts to run the lives of her teenage daughter and 20-something son. She loves dogs, books, chocolate, and wine, and not always in that order.

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Barefoot in Pearls 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE all the barefoot books...except for this one. It was all i could do to finish it. Ari drove me bat s**t crazy. Shes a complete fruit cake! It got old fast. Ugh!
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KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
Arielle believes she has one true love, meant just for her. She thinks she has found who he is, when she gets knocked over by Luke. But they find themselves at odds when Luke plans to bulldoze the hill that Arielle believes is the site of a burial ground. As they both investigate the land for their own purposes, things don't quite add up, especially when someone else is showing interest in the hill as well. Will they be able to come to an agreement about the hill? Will they get their HEA? This is a must-read! Roxanne St. Claire always writes a book that you get invested in from the start!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Kind of a slower start but what an exciting finish! Great mystery and greater love story.
gmfuhlman More than 1 year ago
The back story of Arielle Chandler is that she is one quarter blood of an American Indian. She was very close to her grandmother who name was Grandma Good Bear. Ari made a promised to her grandmother that she would wait for the right guy to come alone. Her grandmother taught Ari that there is only one true love in her destined. As her two best friends are either married or about to be, Ari was starting to believe that this guy would not never enter her life. Luke McBain, is the long-lost brother of Gussie whom she had reconnected with in France earlier that month. While Luke, was out for his jog, and he literally ran into Ari. He was jogging with his eyes close with his earbuds in his ears. After running into Ari, he told her that he was in the zone. Really! Luke, is here on Barefoot Island to start a new construction project for a new house. But there might be a bigger problem than bulldozing the land, because it could be on a Native American burial ground.  With that said there so much more to this story, than I am willing to give away. You will have to get the book to find out just what happen.  Roxanne St Claire, has creative another suspense and romance with a lot of mystery, that has the element of the Native American tradition in it. If you love this type of story than you need to add this one to your collection. 
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Barefoot in Pearls is an irresistible read. The book is part of the Barefoot Bay Brides series and tells Ari and Luke's story. Luke is trying to escape haunting memories from his past. Ari is searching for the enduring love that her best friends have found. With an element of suspense and the obstacles that Luke and Ari face--they have to figure out if their love can truly conquer anything. I enjoyed reading this book. Heartwarming story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit...cant wait for more
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
This is a romance novel with substance.  The basic concept behind this novel was both enchanting and absolutely awe inspiring.  The Native American history was fascinating and the romance was both sweet and difficult.  It was all so real and palpable.  The story was enriching, both emotionally and intellectually.  This was more than just your typical romance, but the romance was definitely there in abundance.  There are also some emotionally poignant moments that will leave readers breathless.  The mystery behind parts of the story was so intriguing that I couldn’t get enough of it. Barefoot in Pearls can easily be read as a standalone novel.  There are a few scenes where you’ll be missing a bit of the background, but these are few and far between. St. Claire tells her story with strong, well developed characters that really enrich the story.  The relationship between the main characters is so multifaceted and real.  The melding of business and pleasure, beliefs and desires made the entire novel what it is.  These key components of the relationship can be felt throughout the story.   As a whole, this was a romance that definitely stands out in the sea of romances.  This is definitely an author that has found her way on to my ‘must read’ list.   Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Raonaid More than 1 year ago
Arielle Chandler oversees the interior design area at the wedding consultant business she co-owns with two friends. With one partner recently married, and the other newly engaged she questions her shaman grandmother's prophecy of finding her destined one. Arielle visits a favorite spot at Barefoot Bay to reflect and fate decides to intervene. She discovers something valuable in the sand, which causes her to question what may be beneath the hill and her possible 'The One'. Arielle cannot let him desecrate the hill until she validates her hunch, even if it may cost her their happily ever after and his job. Luke McBain has spent fifteen years estranged from his family. His ten years in the French Foreign Legion has taught him to fight and kill, a fact that he is haunted by. He reunites with his sister in France. Gussie absolves him of the guilt he has carried because of his involvement in that fateful accident that scarred her. She convinces him to return home to the U.S. and Luke agrees when he discovers that the threat who drove him into the Foreign Legion has died. He is determined to make a life for himself in Barefoot Bay, one far different from in the Foreign Legion and France. An old high school colleague offers him a job of building a house on property he inherited, but the woman he literally runs over while previewing the land, threatens to cost him that new start. I have been intrigued about Luke since his introduction in BAREFOOT IN LACE, book two in THE BAREFOOT BAY BRIDES trilogy. I knew from the clues the author dropped that his back-story was going to be heart wrenching. His life has been anything other than perfect. The accident that scarred his sister set off a chain reaction of back luck, and those trails help sculpt him into the man he has become. Yeah, it has its cons because Luke is skittish about risking his heart or following a career outside of building. I felt Arielle was the cosmic medicine he needed to let the past remain in the past, to close the door on the mental ghosts that haunted him. I love the nickname he chose for Arielle after learning how she got her name. I thought it was quite fitting and cute. I laughed how he could not quite get her Native American grandmother's name right. Arielle has perked my curiosity since book one, especially how often Willow and Gussie relied on her intuition about certain decisions and people. I admit most of my interest was to learn where the source of her mysticism stemmed from. The direction Roxanne St. Clare took with it pleased me, and I love how she chose a tribe not widely known to be Arielle's Native American ancestry. Yes, I even googled the tribe's name to see if they actually existed. Arielle has weathered her 'weirdo' status well, without letting people's thoughts and opinions turning her jaded or cynical. She embraced her grandmother's teachings even knowing others may eschew her. I approve of how proud she is of her bloodline and her determination to preserve any Native American history, not just her own tribe. Arielle's mother rather reminds me of my husband mostly on his disinterest in learning about his Cherokee heritage. But what I loved the most is how she got the name Arielle. Up until that scene, I had been mispronouncing her name. As much as I enjoyed the story, and Arielle and Luke, some parts baffled me. Chiefly I could not understand why neither Luke nor Gussie saw the importance of finding undocumented Native American artifacts. Even if the history is not prudent to you, it is still significant. I just had a rough time with that. BAREFOOT IN PEARLS is the heartwarming finale to Roxanne St. Claire's BAREFOOT BAY BRIDES trilogy. The story had the right amount of suspense and danger to keep me riveted, with a dash of mysticism without crossing the book into the paranormal. I am sad to see yet another chapter in the BAREFOOT saga ended but hope for more spin offs.
ReadingOverTV More than 1 year ago
Barefoot in Pearls by Roxanne St Claire Arielle Chandler meets The One in this Barefoot Bay contemporary romance by Roxanne St Claire. It's an enchanting story with just a touch of suspense. “Hey.” He snapped his fingers in front of her face, making her jump. “Do you know your name?” he asked sharply. “Arielle Chandler.” “Place of birth?” “Sacramento, California.” “Husband’s name?” “I don’t have one.” His eyes flickered. “Phone number?” She didn’t answer, but not because she couldn’t remember the number. But because his smile went from almost to full force, and the impact actually hurt. She could practically hear Grandma Good Bear describing exactly these feelings. “No way!” She shook her head, still not believing it. “Hey, it was worth a try.” Still smiling, he leaned back on his haunches. “Since you’re coherent enough to turn me down, you must be okay, Arielle Chandler from Sacramento, California.” Then he let his gaze drop over her. “Yeah, you’re fine.” And all those dancing cells in her body tripped and flatlined.” Excerpt From: Roxanne St. Claire. “Barefoot in Pearls.” South Street Publishing, 2015-01-30. I received a copy of this book from the autho
TKD_TKD More than 1 year ago
Do you believe there is one and only one person meant for you to spend your life with? I do so it was easy for me to love this book. The push/pull attraction between Ari & Luke is wonderful. They have to overcome real obstacles to see if they can develop a lifelong relationship. She promised her grandmother that she would wait for her one true love that universe has determined. While watching her two best friends fall in love with their "one", Arielle Chandler, meets him, "The One”, but she doesn't even know his name. Luke McBain literally runs into Ari and feels something - he just isn't sure what. He believes in coincidence and hasn't felt anything for a woman in a long time but doesn't believe in love. Ari & Luke are at odds over the land at North Barefoot Bay, Luke needs to level the land for building while Ari thinks it’s a sacred Indian burial ground. Is their difference of opinion too much to squelch the strong attraction they have for one another?
missieasha More than 1 year ago
WOW...was an absolutely great finish to the barefoot bride series. I truly loved falling in love with Ari and Luke!! Ari was a little "woo-woo" for my taste sometimes but I would still recommend this book to anyone. I have read the whole Barefoot Bay series and have loved everyone of them and am beyond excited for the next chapter of Barefoot Bay, Bring on the suspense!!!! Thank you again Roxanne St. Claire for another amazing story!!
Terry1971tj More than 1 year ago
ARC review. This is the story about true love whether you believe its fate or not. Ari believed when she met the one she would know it without a doubt. Then Luke ran right into her and her shoe life changed. Through the mystery of the hill and Ari's indian heritage and trying to solve it all. This book has so many twists and turns you just can't put it down.This is a great read it has mystery, romance, and good friends involved. Roxanne St. Claire gave us another outstanding book. This should be on everyone TBR list.
livzletlivz More than 1 year ago
I don’t remember ever reading a book of Roxanne St. Claire that ever disappointed me. Be it the Bullet Catcher Series, the Barefoot Billionaires and now the Barefoot Brides. The third book in the Barefoot Brides Series, “Barefoot In Pearls” is just another testament to her writing prowess – a love story steeped in emotion, passion and the trials and tribulations of falling in love, and accepting that love. Arielle Chandler always believed that she would come across her “The One”, a belief that’s ingrained in her with her Native American heritage. Although with her two best friends finding their happily-ever-after, she wonders if there is really “The One” out there for her. But then love mows her down when she least expects it, and Luke literally barges into her heart. Years of living the life of a mercenary warrior has taken its toll on Luke McBain, and he wants nothing more than to start fresh, building a new life as well as his construction business. What he never anticipated is running into the enigmatic and intuitive Arielle, putting a wrench into his plans of building a new life, alone. Despite Ari putting a break in his plans of constructing on a sacred burial ground, Luke cannot put a stop to the growing sparks of passion between them, and even as Ari fights him every step of the way, she cannot but help fall in love with Luke. The practical Luke and intuitive Ari, poles apart in personalities succumb to their growing attraction even as a dangerous twist may tear them apart. Roxanne as always, does a fine job giving Ari her own “The One” in the sexy Luke, and a love story that leaves her readers feeling so very charmed and dazzled. “Barefoot In Pearls” is a wonderful and heartwarming love story, rich in sentiment and friendship. Received an ARC from the writer for an honest review.
sportochick More than 1 year ago
5 STARS Touched my heart This is the first book I read of the Barefoot Bay Brides Trilogy and I absolutely loved this book. The Native American influence in the story line really spoke to my Cherokee heritage. The author handled Arielle’s spiritual beliefs handed down from her Shaman grandmother in a lovingly expressive way. I wanted to cry when Ari explained how if her grandma were alive she would perform a wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful I wanted to get married again in that manner. This book touched my heart because I had a relationship like this with my grandmother.   This is not a mushy romantic story instead it is a love story of spiritual beliefs, honoring love for oneself, love for her deceased grandmother and why she is waiting for “The One”. It is a book about a man who is damaged, afraid to love and who doesn’t believe in “The One”. But even more exciting is the fact that there is some mystery and intrigue built all through the story making you to want to read the book in one sitting.   The book mentions the couples from the first two books, Willow and Nick and Gussie and Tom. Now I am so excited to learn how those two couples got together that I am heading to read Barefoot in White.   I didn’t read this series in order but it would probably be a good idea just for continuity sake. I would suggest picking up all three. They will be easy reads and a wonderful way to spend a weekend.   Also at the end of the book is an exciting excerpt for her new series spinoff Barefoot Bay Undercover. I really want to read that one and have added it to my books to read list.   I give this 5 STARS and it is great for everyone A COPY WAS GIFTED IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. To see the full review visit my blog: sportochicksmusings.blogspot .com
SoniaF More than 1 year ago
Another very romantic story to end the Barefoot Bay Brides trilogy. When Luke bumps into Arielle, she immediately understand he's the One for her, the only one in the Universe destined to be her mate for life. Luke is less sure about it but what he can't deny is his attraction to Ari. After years of being separated from his family and far from the US, Luke wants to get closer to his sister and, for that, he needs his temporary license as a general contrator to become permanent but everything is threatened when Ari suspects the land where he's going to biuld is a Native burial ground. Working together to acknowledge what exactly is buried in that land, their lives will get on the way of someone's attempts to get a hidden treasure. I loved reading Ari and Luke's romantic and sexy story. They fit perfect, the attraction between them is blinding and hot. Part of the story got some elements of a romantic suspense story, a genre which Roxanne St. Claire wrote before and will write again, to my great pleasure, giving a new thrilling aspect that the previous book in the Barefot Bay didn't have. In the end of the end there's a preview for the next Barefoot Bay book, introducing a new series in the romantic suspense genre, featuring the unforgettable Gabriel "Gabe" Rossi and I'm so excited! :)
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
Awesome story! I loved Arielle and all of her feelings, intuition, and connection with the universe. She and Luke had an instant connection, and I was hooked from the beginning. Great story line, suspense, familiar characters, and of course, a great love story. Thank you, Roxanne St. Claire, for another winner from Barefoot Bay!
jennifer315 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I was so happy to finally get Ari's book and it was worth the wait. I was interested in finding out more about Luke McBain after we first meet him in Gussie's book. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading this whole series. The scenes between Ari and Luke were so entertaining. Ari is determined to find out if the land that Luke was hired to build a house on is really a Native American burial ground. Luke is just as determined to get the job he was hired for done. Together Luke and Ari embark on an adventure to find out the truth. I look forward to the next book by this author.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
I so loved this book by Roxanne St Claire. This is the story of Ari and Luke. An accidental meeting of the two of them on a piece of property that Ari feels is sacred. Ari has feelings immediately that Luke could be the one, one true love. Until she finds out that Luke wants to demolish this piece of property. Loved the banter between these two. This books has it all, the building romance between Luke and Ari, along with an element of suspense with the property that Luke wants to build on. Loved the history of Native American heritage in the story. I am excited to get a glimpse of more Barefoot books coming with the mention of Gabe coming to Barefoot. It was great to see previous characters brought up in the story line. This is the third book in the series of Barefoot Brides, but can be read completely as a stand alone.
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
I love Roxanne St Claire's Barefoot Bay series. Barefoot in Pearls is the 3rd book in the Barefoot Brides series and this story is about Arielle and Luke. Arielle is the wedding designer at Barefoot Brides, a business she co-owns with her best friends Willow and Gussie. Arielle has been brought up to believe by her late grandmother, a Native American Shaman that there is one special person meant for her in the universe and that she would know when she met him. Recently her friends have all found 'their ones' and she is beginning to doubt that she will ever find her true love.  On her friend Willow's wedding day Arielle is drawn to Barefoot mountain where she questions things, while there she finds a necklace of pearls and while picking them up she is knocked off her feet by a stranger, who when he touches her she feels that he is 'THE ONE' for her. They part without exchanging details. Luke can not believe the beautiful woman he knocked off her feet on the hill is his sister Gussie's best friend and business partner and he looks forward to getting to know her some more because he was instantly attracted to her an felt a zing when he touched her. However things are not as easy as he hopes and Luke finds himself learning about Arielle and her intuitions and heritage before they can move forward.   Luke has been hired to build a house on Barefoot mountain for a friend of his but Arielle thinks it is an ancient Native American Burial ground and she wants Luke to succeed with his business but she can not let him build till she has had the land checked out.   This story keeps you in suspense with will they or wont they, and who was the person causing all the problems for them.  I read this book in 2 sittings as I could not wait to find out all the answers to the suspense that Rocki kept throwing our way in these pages. Well done on a well wrote Barefoot Bay book. I would definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers out there but I would read them in sequence so you learn all about these fabulous Barefoot Bay Brides in order. 
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I could not put it down. This story is about Arielle Chandler and Luke McBain. Ari is the last of the Barefoot Brides to find love. Her grandmother was a Miwok Native American and Ari was raised with their folklore. Having never read anything to do with Native American's before, I just loved learning about their heritage. Ari is just waiting until she meets "The One". Luke is Gussie's brother, whom we met in Barefoot in Lace, and is in town to build a house for Cutter Valentine. Luke was previously in the French Foreign Legion. His back story was very interesting. You really empathize with his feelings towards love. After a chance meeting, Ari believes that Luke is "The One", unfortunately he doesn't believe in love because of his past. As he is starting the process to build Cutter's house, Ari believes the site may be an ancient Native American burial site. The story of determining if it was a burial site was so interesting. I loved how together Ari and Luke looked into everything and loved the suspense behind what was happening too. As usual in a Roxanne St. Claire book, the epilogue was perfect and very emotional. LOVED IT! Plus, there is a sneak peek of the next Barefoot Bay series, Barefoot Bay Undercover featuring everyone's favorite Gabriel Rossi!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
An amazing addition to the Barefoot Bay series of books. Filled with lots of old characters and introducing us to some new ones gives us hope of more books in the future set on this picturesque little island. This is the story of Arielle Chandler and Luke McBain. She's determined to preserve what she feels is a Native American burial ground and he is just as determined to get a house built there. When she starts probing and asking questions, he has to agree there are more questions than answers. This one has a bit of mystery and suspense in it and introduces a new security operation to the island. Hmmmm....I can think of lots of stories with that!! You don't want to miss this one, I highly recommend it.