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Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance
     

Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance

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by Melody Carlson
 

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High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn't long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained

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High school art teacher Nicole Anderson is looking forward to a relaxing summer in Savannah, house-sitting and managing an art gallery for a family friend. The house is luxurious in a way that only old money could make it, and the gallery promises interesting days in a gorgeous setting. Yet it isn't long before her ideal summer turns into more than she bargained for: a snooty gallery employee who's determined to force her out, a displaced adolescent roosting in the attic, and two of Nicole's close childhood friends--who also happen to be brothers--vying for her attention.

With a backdrop of a beautiful historical city, incredible architecture, and even an alleged ghost or two, combined with the opportunity for romance . . . anything can happen!

Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites readers to spend the summer surrounded by beauty and tantalizing possibilities for the future.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2017
Spending the summer managing an art gallery in Savannah, GA, for a friend of her mother's is not what high school art teacher Nicole Anderson expected when school ended. Unprepared but railroaded into the job by her mother, Caroline, Nicole accepts the position with reservations. Snarky gallery employee Amyra, unhappy with Nicole's arrival, does her best to make her feel unwelcome. But as the summer progresses, Nicole settles into her new role and along the way reconnects with two brothers she knew as a child. Opportunities for romance abound, but only one brother will be the right choice for Nicole. VERDICT Moving from the breezy San Francisco of All Summer Long to the Deep South, this third volume in Carlson's travel-based romantic series evokes another colorful and atmospheric setting for her quirky and endearing characters. A treat for aficionados of character-driven fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800723590
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/06/2017
Series:
Follow Your Heart Series , #3
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
171,791
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and the contemporary romances Once Upon a Summertime and All Summer Long. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at www.melodycarlson.com.

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Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
janesquires 7 days ago
This book is so full of surprises. A couple of siblings rivalry. From childhood vacations to adulthood Nicole and friend meet for years.. Nicole's Mom gets her friend to have Nicole houseset and manage gallery while friend goes on a cruise. Strange noises in attic bring Nicole and Bernice, a teenager, together. Restoring homes, ghosts, and two brothers competing for Nicole's attention at same time. Who will win? or will either? Read to find out. Savannah, a time of believing houses are haunted and ghost tours part of read. Dare you to get it. It will capture you.
inspiremichelle 21 hours ago
Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance by Melody Carlson. I thoroughly enjoyed this lite read. It had a great storyline and was full of the rich history of Savannah. The characters were lively and unique except for the rumor of a ghost or two. I highly recommend this 5-star book. It has filled me with a desire to visit the city of Savannah in the near future. I am sure all readers will find this book to be a great summer read.
LannieM 4 days ago
I recently finished reading Under a Summer Sky by Melody Carlson. This was a very enjoyable read, and I felt like I was on vacation while I was reading it! It was a great story, and all the characters were lovable. I especially found myself rooting for Nicole throughout the novel. However, with that being said, I did feel like the ending was jilted and short. It was almost as if a few more chapters were missing from the story. It gave a final impression of the book being rushed. However, I do still feel like it was a good novel, and I would recommend it if you're looking for a light, summer read. I received this book from the publisher, but I was in no way required to leave a positive review. All opinions are my own.
JustCommonly 7 days ago
Under a Summer Sky by Melody Carlson is very similar to the other books in the series, a light summer read that stands alone. It's charming in the fact that it brings readers on a trip, and provide a little comic relief with the fun-filled banter between the brothers, and with our main girl, Nicole. In this book, we journey to Savannah, Georgia, enjoying the lovely setting, and bringing us full on into summer mode. The romance was light-hearted, yet I think it tailors to a specific audience and the subtle and not-so-subtle stereotypical references of southern Christian ladies can come off brash. However, it doesn't take away from the overall dynamic of the story, which really was sweet. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.
AngelN1 8 days ago
Under a Summer Sky by Melody Carlson is the kind of book you take on vacation, when you want something to read but don't want to have to think too much. The story line is predictable, but the main characters are pleasant and the author is good at descriptive writing. I enjoyed "touring" Savannah, and it was easy to picture the city. Many things in the novel are a bit too-good-to-be-true. It's an easy read, and you know it will have a happy ending, even if it seemed to tie everything up a bit abruptly. This contemporary romance is part of a series, but I didn't read the previous books and did not feel that I needed to do so. I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.
HelenM0 8 days ago
Under a Summer Sky, written by Melody Carlson, is book 3 in the Follow Your Heart series. Nicole Anderson is a high school art teacher who has recently broken up with her boyfriend and is feeling stuck in her job. Just before the end of the school year, her mother makes a visit to her classroom. Her mother has made arrangements for Nicole to go to Georgia and watch her friend Vivian's home and co-manage her art gallery while Nicole and her husband go on a long cruise. Nicole has just days to get everything ready. Nicole and her family are friends with Vivian's family. They use to go on vacations together, so Nicole knows Vivian's boys. But they are all grown adults now and have not seen each other for years. Vivian's husband comes from old money and their home is beautiful and Nicole is looking forward to spending the summer there. What she does not expect is to find herself caring for Vivian's granddaughter as well. Nicole has never worked in an art gallery before and finds herself struggling to work with Vivian's employee, Amyra. Amyra is an ex-girlfriend of one of Vivian's sons. Vivian's son's encourage Nicole to fire Amyra. This is a great contemporary romance story. Set in the south, the story gives some background to the area as well as southern traditions. This is a fun book to read for enjoyment. This story can easily be read on a lazy weekend. Even though it is part of a series, it is a stand alone novel. The story line and characters are well developed. The story of a summer romance as an adult seems different to me. As well as having a parent make your summer plans to start immediately after school is over, for the majority of the summer. This is not realistic to me. But overlooking that, it was a fun read. This is also considered a Christian fiction story. The Christian aspect of the story is very light. This is more a good clean romance story. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing. I have chosen to write an honest review.
VJoyPalmer 10 days ago
How many of you have ever picked a book to coincide with a particular time of the year or a season of your life? No? Just me? ;-) Well, for the bookish nerds who do that from time to time - because sometimes we just do - then Melody Carlson's latest novel is for you! Nicole is a high school art teacher who is stuck in life like paint under fingernails. When her mom arranges for her to house sit and manage an art gallery for a family friend, Nicole reluctantly agrees. However, it turns out to be just what she needed! As Nicole immerses herself into Savannah life, old friends resurface and long wondered "what ifs" are finally answered. And, boy, am I a fan of answered questions! Under a Summer Sky is a light, sweet romance sure to give you all the fireflies! This is a clean romance that is perfect for the person(s) in you're life who are new to Christian Fiction. It's clean, sweet subtleness makes it a wonderful crossover book. Also, Melody Carlson does an excellent job of catching the flavor and history of Savannah; I felt like I was there! Four Stars - A light, summer read! Under a Summer Sky is the third book in Melody Carlson's Follow Your Heart Series, but you do not need to read the first two books, Once Upon a Summertime and All Summer Long, since the stories do not build on each other. I received a copy of Under a Summer Sky by Melody Carlson from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. All opinions expressed are my own.
Jaquelyn 14 days ago
Under a Summer Sky is the third book in the Follow Your Heart series. I have read the second book in this series and do not feel it is necessary to read the previous books to enjoy his one. Melody Carlson took me on a fun adventure to the south to visit Savanna, Georgia. It was interesting learning about a part of the country I have never visited, but now would love to. The thought of Southern boy charm doesn't hurt either. I had fun imagining what it would be like to get swept away into a summer of luxury with some good looking old friends vying for my attention. This story follows Nicole as she leaves home during the summer to manage a family friends art gallery. Nicole is in a rut. Being a art teacher used to be so much fun, but lately it seems like she is stuck. When an opportunity arises for her to take off for the summer, she is weary. The more she thinks about getting away, the better it sounds. After arriving she worries she is in over her head. Being an artist doesn't mean you can run an art gallery, but she is going to give it her best shot. The Graham brothers she knew when she was younger are all grown up now. Living in their parents house, she runs into both of them often. Between running the art gallery and its feisty employee, Nicole has her hands full. Is she meant to be with one of these men, or does she belong back home in Seattle? I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a quick summer read. It's the perfect book for vacations where you can pick it up right where you left off without having to back track. I enjoyed getting to know the characters. This book isn't packed with scriptures or situations where faith is leaned on, but I still enjoyed it. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.