In the years since her twin brotherís tragic drowning, Madison has struggled with her ability to trust God - or anyone else, for that matter. It was her brotherís dream to win the annual River Sail Regatta in their small harbor town of Chapel Springs, Indiana, and Madisonís determined to honor his legacy by making his dream her own. Maybe then she can finally find closure.
However, learning to sail means learning to swim - and her instructor is Beckett OíReilly, a man who already has two strikes against him in Madison's eyes. Being on the water terrifies Madison, but Beckettís calming presence and unwavering confidence begins to ease her fear. And as much as sheíd like to deny it, the chemistry between them is electrifying. As her feelings for him grow, a fledging faith begins to take root in her soul, as well. With Beckett, Madison feels alive for the first time in years - carefree and confident she can win the regatta, and maybe even find love.
But Beckett harbors a secret that will test the limits of their love and the depth of Madison's faith. Will their love survive summer's challenge? And will achieving her brother's dream give Madison the peace she desperately seeks? Madisonís heart has been closed for years, but in Barefoot Summer, the first Chapel Springs Romance from author Denise Hunter, one summer can change everything.