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Acclaim for Denise Hunter

“A tender story of faith cast adrift and lives brought together by currents that can only be God-sent,
Barefoot Summer
is a satisfying tale of hope, healing, and a love that’s meant to be. Sail away with Denise Hunter’s well-drawn characters on a journey that is at once romantic and compelling.”

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Barefoot Summer
! It sets the bar high for this year’s vacation read contenders by combining hold-your-breath romance, heartache, and laugh-out-loud conversations between siblings and friends. It’s more than a good read. It’s a delight.”

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ROUBLE WITH
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OWBOYS

“Hunter’s well-developed characters and plot twists make for a delightful and inspirational journey.”


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UBLISHERS
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EEKLY
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T
HE
T
ROUBLE WITH
C
OWBOYS

“The best kind of love story—completely believable, wonderfully real, with a
Sleepless-in-Seattle
-esque vibe that just makes you want to cheer for love’s ability to be reborn.”

—S
USAN
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EISSNER, AUTHOR OF
L
ADY IN
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AITING
,
REGARDING
A C
OWBOY

S
T
OUCH

“What a tender, touching tale! Another cast of fascinating characters, another compelling storyline, another page-turning plot. All reasons Denise Hunter remains one of my favorite authors
ever
.”

—D
EBORAH
R
ANEY
,
AUTHOR OF THE
C
LAYBURN
N
OVELS
,
REGARDING
A C
OWBOY

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T
OUCH

“. . . [A] romantic adventure about unconditional love and forgiveness.”


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IBRARY
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OURNAL
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URRENDER
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“Hunter’s characters are well drawn and familiar. [W]ill appeal to all women readers with the taste for a good love story.”


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OREWORD
MAGAZINE REVIEW OF
S
URRENDER
B
AY

“[In
Surrender Bay
] Denise has turned the spotlight on the depth of God’s love for His children in a story that will remain with you long after the last page is read.”

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EVIEWZ

“No one can write a story that grips the heart like Denise Hunter . . . If you like Karen Kingsbury or Nicholas Sparks, this is an author you’ll love.”

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OBLE
,
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF
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HE
L
IGHTKEEPER

S
B
RIDE

“In
Finding Faith
Denise Hunter once again brings me to tears with her thought-provoking story. For depth and emotion, this author always hits her mark.”

—K
RISTIN
B
ILLERBECK
,
AUTHOR OF
W
HAT A
G
IRL
W
ANTS
AND
S
HE

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A
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HAT

 

 

Barefoot Summer

 

 

Also by Denise Hunter

Novellas included in
Smitten
and
Secretly Smitten

T
HE
B
IG
S
KY
R
OMANCE
S
ERIES

A Cowboy’s Touch

The Accidental Bride

The Trouble with Cowboys

N
ANTUCKET
L
OVE
S
TORIES

Surrender Bay

The Convenient Groom

Seaside Letters

Driftwood Lane

Sweetwater Gap

© 2013 by Denise Hunter

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

Published in Nashville, Tennessee. Thomas Nelson is a trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

Thomas Nelson, Inc., books may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fund-raising, or sales promotional use. For information, please e-mail [email protected].

Scripture quotations are taken from Holy Bible New International Version
®
, NIV
®
. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com

Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Hunter, Denise, 1968-

   Barefoot Summer / Denise Hunter.

         pages cm. -- (A Chapel Springs Romance ; 1)

ISBN 978-1-4016-8700-7 (trade paper)

1. Boats and boating--Fiction. 2. Family secrets--Fiction. 3. Christian fiction. 4. Love stories. I. Title.

   PS3608.U5925B37 2013

   813’.6--dc23

2013000164

Printed in the United States of America

13 14 15 16 17 RRD 5 4 3 2

Contents

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