I loved this book! Barefoot Season is a beautifully written story about the power of forgiveness and true friendship. The reader is taken on an emotional journey along with Michelle and Carly as they make their way back into each other's hearts. I was so rooting for their friendship! My heart broke for Michelle as she healed from her experience overseas. Talk about hitting rock bottom. I also felt for Carly. Being a single mother with iffy job security is not easy, but she faces the challenge with strength. Ms. Mallery always gives the reader a great story with sweet romances. While the romance element isn't the central focus of the book, the love interests that both women find were sweet and made me sigh. I highly recommend this one. I can't wait to read the next Blackberry Island book! Pick this one up, you won't be sorry!