Jenna Wakefield has been through a lot in her twenty-seven years—losing her mother, becoming a teen mom, and battling depression, just to name a few. And working a dead-end job, barely paying her bills, and fighting unrequited feelings for her boss aren’t exactly part of the life she always imagined.
With her six children grown and her husband constantly traveling for work, Elise Griffin finds herself utterly without purpose for the first time ever at age sixty-three. But “retirement” isn’t as wonderful as it might sound—it gives her far too much time to think about the affair her husband had a year ago ... the one she’s never told anyone about.
When both women are invited into the mysterious Barefoot Sisterhood and asked to help restore an old beachside inn for a good cause, they find themselves supported and encouraged in new and exciting ways. This inspiration leads to dream seeking ... and new romance as well.
Discover what happens when women give each other the space to finally dream—and in doing so, make the world a better place.
This feel-good women’s fiction novel is Book 1 in The Barefoot Sisterhood Collection, a spin-off of Lindsay’s Walker Beach Romance series that takes place in the same small town and includes some of the same cast of characters. While you may wish to read that series first, it is not necessary in order to enjoy this one.
My thoughts: While I have read several of Lindsay Harrel's stories, I have not read her Walker Beach Romance series. It worked to read this one first, though I could tell that I was missing out on the bigger picture with some of her characters, since things were mentioned in passing that took place in the other series. That said, that didn't hinder my enjoyment of this story! A mysterious invitation is sent to several women, inviting them to share their dreams with each other. My heart broke a bit for the difficult situations some of the characters have gone through, since this book does not shy away from hard things, like affairs, abuse, and depression. The author did a wonderful job of handling these subjects though.
The characters are well written and I found myself catching glimpses of myself in each of them, as they struggled through hard things to achieve their dreams. I loved the added perspective of Elise looking back on her life and some of the choices both she and her husband have made to bring them to where they are at the beginning of the story. This is an excellent book for women of all ages! I look forward to reading more about the other characters.
I received this book from Just Read. This is my honest review.