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The Barefoot Summer
by Carolyn Brown


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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband.

Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable.  Read more...


 
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Overview

New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband.

Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she's shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she's not the only woman with that idea.

Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive--so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their daughter's sake, she needs that property. As does Amanda--twenty-eight, pregnant, and still weeping over the loss of her true love. On a broiling July day, all three arrive in Bootleg...with a dogged detective right behind who's convinced that at least one of them conspired to commit murder. One momentous summer filled with revelations, quirky neighbors, and barefoot evenings on the porch offers three women the chance to make the journey from enemies to friends, and claim a bright, new beginning.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781503941281
  • ISBN-10: 1503941280
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
  • Publish Date: January 2017
  • Page Count: 298
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary
Books > Fiction > Contemporary Women
Books > Fiction > Family Life

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Kate Steele, the likable heroine of this Texas-set contemporary, wears red to her husbands funeral because black would have been a sign of respect, and that slam is before she learns he had two other wives. Conrad, murdered while buying flowers for yet another female friend, leaves behind Kate, Jamie Mendoza and her daughter Gracie, and pregnant Amanda Hilton. Even worse, sexy detective Waylon Kramer suspects that one (or all) of the three is the killer, and Kate, an affluent woman being groomed to succeed her mother as president of an oil company, is the most likely to have had the funds to hire a hit man. Each woman decides to take refuge at Conrads remote country cabin, where initial mutual horror soon ebbs and the three women grow as close as sisters. The only shadow is Det. Kramers ongoing investigation, and even he becomes smitten with one of the suspects. Prolific romance author Brown (Merry Christmas, Cowboy) shows she can also write womens fiction in this charming story, which uses humor and vivid characters to show the value of building an unconventional chosen family. Agent: Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management. (Jan.)

 
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