Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery
Reviewed by Cassandra, Librarian at Mary Jacobs Library
We are introduced to Michelle, a veteran returning home from Afghanistan after becoming injured. With her cynicism in place as well as her very believable PTSD she is returning home to the Inn on Blackberry Island.
Michelle’s friendship with Carly, her ex-BFF who is now running the Inn, is a complex relationship. We all have that childhood friend who we fell out of sync with for one reason or another, it just so happens that these women have an extreme reason for the abrupt end.
This story is both simple and complex, there are many layers to these two women which Susan Mallery peels away in a way that only she can. Barefoot Season is a wonderful story of friendship and healing that fans of Susan Mallery will really enjoy! Anyone looking for a good contemporary woman’s fiction should be sure to grab this heartfelt story!