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I just finished listening to Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand.  It was not as painful as Nicolas Sparks.  It was engaging, but like I find most of these books what should have been an extra 100 pages at the end to wrap up all of the story lines was condensed into 20 pages.

Barefoot is the story of a family in crisis and the young man who is hired to help them for the summer.  Vicky the eldest sister has lung cancer and has come to the family vacation home on Nantucket to spend the summer having Chemotherapy.  Younger sister Brenda has come to take care of Vicky two young boys and recover from the drama filled ending of her just begun career as a College Professor.  Tagging along is Melanie, Vicky’s best friend, who is reeling from the revelation that her husband is having an affair with a co-worder(with no plans to end it) and after 6 failed In Vitro attempts she is now pregnant.

In comes Josh, a young college student home for the summer who senses a story in the the women.  He becomes the part time babysitter and becomes entwined in their lives.

This would make a fun a nice summer beach read for most people..  I don’t know that I will pick up any more books by this author, but this wasn’t a horrible book in the least.

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