Women's Fiction Author Spotlight

Barefoot Season: A Blackberry Island Novel

Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Barefoot Season: A Blackberry Island Novel
by Susan Mallery

  • Publication Date: March 27, 2012
  • Genres: Fiction, Women's Fiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN-10: 0778313387
  • ISBN-13: 9780778313380

We have 50 advance reading copies of BAREFOOT SEASON by Susan Mallery, which will be in stores March 27th, to give away to readers who would like to preview the book and comment on it. If you are interested, please fill out this form by Thursday, March 22nd at noon ET.

More about BAREFOOT SEASON:
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago. A young army vet, Michelle returns to the quaint Blackberry Island Inn to claim her inheritance and recover from the perils of war. Instead, she finds the owner’s suite occupied by the last person she wants to see.

Carly Williams and Michelle were once inseparable, until a shocking betrayal destroyed their friendship. And now Carly is implicated in the financial disaster lurking behind the inn’s cheerful veneer.

Single mother Carly has weathered rumors, lies and secrets for a lifetime, and is finally starting to move forward with love and life. But if the Blackberry Island Inn goes under, Carly and her daughter will go with it.

To save their livelihoods, Carly and Michelle will undertake a turbulent truce. It’ll take more than a successful season to move beyond their devastating past, but with a little luck and a beautiful summer, they may just rediscover the friendship of a lifetime.