Barefoot - Elin Hilderbrand


By Elin Hilderbrand

  • Release Date: 2007-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 622 Ratings


From marriage, infidelity, and the mayhem of motherhood to scandal, tragedy, and illness—three women seek peace and comfort in Nantucket as they cope with life's challenges.
Three women—burdened with small children, unwieldy straw hats, and some obvious emotional issues—tumble onto the Nantucket airport tarmac one hot June day. Vicki is trying to sort through the news that she has a serious illness. Her sister, Brenda, has just left her job after being caught in an affair with a student. And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in vitro attempts, is pregnant at last—but only after learning that her husband is having an affair. They have come to escape, enjoy the sun, and relax in Nantucket's calming air. But into the house, into their world, steps twenty-two-year-old Josh Flynn.

Barefoot weaves these four lives together in a story with enthralling sweep and scope—a novel that is as fun and memorable and bittersweet as that one perfect day of summer.


  • Loved it!

    By Dirsten
    Started slow but drew me in after the first couple chapters. So good!
  • Amazing

    By Idfmom
    I could not put this book down. I was either laughing or crying the entire time. A “must” to read at one sitting!
  • Sweet read

    By MaryssaVasq
    This book is lovely!
  • Adore!

    By ABultman
    I love this book!!...adore it. Wonderful storyline.
  • I started reading

    By Hhoops13
    I hated reading till i found this author!
  • Loved it!

    By littlelove82
    Fantastic book! Great character development and writing, I laughed and cried. One of my favorites, could read over and over again!
  • Barefoot

    By Bobjoso
    This book was GREAT! I love books that make you laugh, cry and have great endings. I just wanted to hug my kid and say I love you!
  • Awesome!

    By Tiffmilla
    Great beach read. Characters so relatable to all women. Easy reading. Couldn't put it down.
  • Great read

    By Ashley183
    Loved this book!
  • Barefoot

    By PinkMoon1113
    Love, love, love this book! Time is so precious!