Sunday, March 25, 2012
Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
Mallery, S. (2012). Barefoot season: A Blackberry island novel. Buffalo, NY:
Mallery’s Best Yet, by Far
I loved this book. The characters are so alive, and the situations believable since the fallout of the actions of selfish people affect those around them in a myriad of ways. The story pulls at the reader as Michelle and Carly struggle to work out the repercussions of the actions of their parents, along with Michelle's difficulty in transitioning back to civilian life. I would definitely rate this a top read for the year in contemporary women's novels and recommend it for anyone looking for more depth in a novel without a huge side of depression.
Received Galley from NetGalley.com
I enjoyed this novel so much that I gobbled up several other Susan Mallery novels. She has written several romance novels that are good romance novels, but not up to the quality of Barefoot Season, including her Fool’s Gold series and Hot on Her Heels. However, the only one that comes close to the quality of Barefoot Season is Already Home. I listened to the audio version of Already Home, and while I enjoyed it more than the Fool’s Gold series, it still is not as good as Barefoot Season.