Image of Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay)


Image of Barefoot in the Rain (Barefoot Bay)

In a love story with genuinely flawed yet sympathetic characters, set on a picturesque island off the coast of Florida, St. Claire focuses on the complexities of familial relationships, and the past hurts and experiences that can shape them. Honest, genuine and occasionally gritty, this is a story that will resonate.

Amid scandal, Jocelyn Bloom returns to her hometown of Mimosa Key to seek seclusion. She bumps into Will Palmer, her first love, and their meeting brings those old feelings back to the surface. Yet things are complicated, as Will has been caring for Jocelyn’s senile father — a man who brought her a lot of pain growing up, and someone she doesn’t want to see. Jocelyn and Will must navigate a sea of emotion as they deal with past hurts and betrayal. (FOREVER, Nov., 448 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Melanie Bates