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Barefoot Season Audiobook

Barefoot Season: A Blackberry Island Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies, and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it. To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.

©2012 Susan Mallery (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Georgi LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-24-12
    Georgi LITTLETON, CO, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Story, not so much for the narrator"

    The story was good, but the narrator was not so hot. it was hard to tell te characters apart and her reading would speed up and slow down. I will not be buying any more books with her as a narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 04-11-12
    Bobbie Charlotte, NC, United States 04-11-12
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    "Love Susan Mallery, not loving Sarah Grace"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I usually love anything that Susan Mallery writes and although I know this is a "Woman's Novel" as opposed to a Romance, I am intriqued by the plot. What I am truly having a hard time with is the narrator's voice. She sounds the same no matter which character is talking; sometimes she talks way too fast, and her voice sounds too young for the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Barefoot Season?

    Still reading this so not quite sure yet


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Grace???s performances?

    NO


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    maybe


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    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 04-02-12
    Kimberly Indianapolis, IN, United States 04-02-12 Member Since 2016

    I enjoy historical, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Also steampunk, sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and fiction. I'm open to about anything

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    "A new place to explore...and the characters there"

    I truly enjoy Susan Mallery. Her writing is clear and the plotline not too complicated to follow.
    The characters are interesting, and the relationship between Michelle and her ex-best friend Carly has depth. It's complicated by Michelle's injury in Afghanistan - not the physical one, which will heal, but the psychic one, which will take Michelle's own will to overcome. And Carly's old heartbreaks don't help the re-establishment of a relationship. They go from needing each other professionally, to tolerance, to almost back to the love of friendship they shared.
    The only criticism I really have is that the story doesn't really have a satisfying ending, because it doesn't really come to a complete closure. I suppose that's to be expected in a series, but it almost makes me wish I hadn't listened until at least the next in the series was ready.

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    Amazon Customer Florida 04-16-16
    Amazon Customer Florida 04-16-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"

    This was a very good book and an easy listen. I enjoyed it very much. Starting the second book today.

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    Bookworm 07-02-15
    Bookworm 07-02-15

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Old friends reconnect"
    What made the experience of listening to Barefoot Season the most enjoyable?

    Narrator was great. PTSD, family betrayal, revenge and redemption.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The twisting tale of Carly & Michelle.


    What does Sarah Grace bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life.


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    Kindle Customer Illinois USA 02-24-15
    Kindle Customer Illinois USA 02-24-15

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    "Happy I chose the Audible format!"

    The main characters were interesting, likable and believable. I enjoyed the story and learning a little about how a military veteran might deal with her return home. I thought the issue was a bit neglected at the end but still a good story. There were 2 seemingly obligatory detailed sex scenes which were thankfully short but I would have preferred them to be omitted. The narrator was awesome! She made the story even more entertaining and a little more real.

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    Andrea 02-14-15
    Andrea 02-14-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Beautiful Story"
    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful story about friendship. I would love to visit Blackberry Island. The Inn sounds wonderful. I felt like the narrator struggled with the male voices. The older ladies sounded exactly like the men. After I got used to that it wasn't as distracting because the story was great.

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    Christine 01-11-15
    Christine 01-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hitting home"

    I am a women who served in the military and this book was great. I finished it in two days. Susan Mallery does a wonderful job with details and making you feel like the story is happening around you like you are in the book.

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    cyntsimon 06-14-14
    cyntsimon 06-14-14

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "It was just okay"
    Would you try another book from Susan Mallery and/or Sarah Grace?

    This is not a book, I would be interested in listening to again. It was ok, nothing specular about the story. Michelle was an emotional wreck. The story had no balance to the story line.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Susan Mallery again?

    yes, I listen to her some of other books they were ok.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sarah Grace?

    yes, her voice was fitting to the characters


    Do you think Barefoot Season needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No not for me to listen to. The story was incomplete and lacking a balance of the key players.


    Any additional comments?

    No

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    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 05-16-14
    Penelope Ellenton, FL, United States 05-16-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Much more than a simple romance"
    What did you love best about Barefoot Season?

    The fact that it was more. I have been reading a lot lately and so many are same format, boy/girl loves the other-boy/girl can't love the other-something happens and love prevails.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michele - hard work and a lot of heart


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, it took me a full day, but I made sure I stayed up till it was done.


    Any additional comments?

    So many bad comments on here about narrator- I didn't agree, I thought she did a fine job!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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