Hilderbrand’s sixth novel heaps on the trauma as a substitute for Barefoot. Elin Hilderbrand, Author. Little, Brown $ (p) ISBN. Privileged somethings hide from their woes in Nantucket. Hilderbrand’s saga follows the lives of Melanie, Brenda and Vicki. Vicki, alpha. Complete summary of Elin Hilderbrand’s Barefoot. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Barefoot.

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Then we meet Josh, the babysitter. Once these opening hilderbradn slowly filter away, our lens zooms in and retains this close focus, alternating between the three main characters of Vicki, Brenda and Melanie, with the occasional moment of reflection from Josh. Booktrack Edition Author s: Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

She grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and traveled extensively before settling on Nantucket, which has been the setting for her five previous novels. This probably makes it seem I condone adultery, this is only a book. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews.

This book will depress you, it was not warm and fuzzy. And their friend Melanie, after seven failed in hilderbbrand attempts, is pregnant at last–but only after learning that her husband is having an affair.

Sadly, Barefoot fails there also. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Lists with This Book. She’s hoping to write a screenplay and make her problems disappear.


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He’s one year older than her but a relationship with him will cost Brenda her beloved job and plenty of legal issues. The pages had filled. There were a whole bunch of other, smaller, flaws as well. Well, the story itself wasn’t bad.

One long, hot summer. It’s summer on Nantucket, and as the season begins, three women arrive at the local airport, observed by Josh, a local boy, baefoot from college.

Review: Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

The chararacters engage you from the moment you are on the first page. Please provide an email address.

She doesn’t know how to handle it–but at least her two boys can play at the beach if she’s at the family cabin. Then, she discovers she’s pregnant but she also learns that her husband, Peter, is cheating with a woman at work.


And although her final decision about her relationship did make me despair somewhat for womens lib, I can see how it suits Melanies character. He was with Melanie for a while and their love is real and genuine and amazing. My favorite character was Josh without a doubt; I adored that young man! I think that I would have become significantly involved as a reader if As I delved into this book, it occurred to me that our book club has enjoyed some amazing books this year, and so by comparison, this novel seems rather trite or ordinary.


I picked this up at my local public library because the cover was about worn out–proof it has been loved! Share your thoughts with other customers. She ends up losing her job as a professor at a well-known college because she was caught having sexual relations with her student. The choices each woman and the babysitter makes, the choices supporting characters make, the choices all of us might make in their situations.

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

Nope – still hated it. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Melanie, friend to Vicky, has discovered after 10 years of marriage and 7 in vitro failures that not only hilderbradn her beloved husband carried on and is still in the midst of an affair, but that she is pregnant and only she is aware of this early stage.

Brenda was an awful woman and I hated her chapters. A college student home for bareoot summer meets the women upon their arrival at the airport and eventually ends up working for them to watch Vicki’s 2 boys each day.