Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance

Under a Summer Sky: A Savannah Romance

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493407156
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Series: Follow Your Heart , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 157,253
File size: 6 MB

About 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.
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. 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 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
janesquires More than 1 year 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.
debhgrty 7 months ago
Deb’s Dozen: A Summer Romance, Luxurious Estate, Beautiful Art—Brothers Vying for Her Attention A summer romance becomes the best beach read. Melody Carlson’s Under a Summer Sky meets all the criteria of the romance genre. Girl crushes on boy, boy ignores, but his brother her best pal. They grow up. Now boy interested in girl, she ignores him, brother still looking out for her. Throw in a summer job in an art gallery, a Vampira-like assistant, a neglected teen, a Southern city, and you have the perfect formula. The great thing about romances is the more they are alike, the more they are different—a dichotomy that seems unrealistic but plays true here. Nicole Anderson, an art teacher, looks forward to summer. However, her mother volunteered her to help a friend manage her art gallery while the friend takes a cruise with her husband. Included in the job—living in their estate where the bathroom outsizes Nicole’s apartment at home. The two brothers she palled around with as a teen just happen to be the sons of her mom’s friend. The gallery assistant with whom Nicole will be working resembles Vampira, with a personality to match. Nevertheless, the summer, fraught with possibilities and with pitfalls, portends to be interesting at the least. The conflict with the assistant, the attention of the two men exasperates Nicole. However, you’ll enjoy Under a Summer Sky, exploring the city of Savannah, and cheering for Nicole all along the way. Worth the read. Four stars. Melody Carlson has written more than two hundred! books with sales over 6.5 million! She’s received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational category for her many books. She and her husband live in Oregon. Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing, gave me a copy of Under a Summer Sky, but I was in no way obligated to write a review.
hplady More than 1 year ago
Under a Summer Sky By Melody Carlson Under a Summer Sky is a lighthearted summer romance that will make you smile. Melody Carlson has brought us characters with humor, love, and depth. I enjoyed the story of Nicole and how she discovers that the love she thought she wanted may have always been there. A high school art teacher, Nicole is feeling tired and worn out, unsure where she wants her future to go from here. When her mom decides that she needs to spend the summer away at an old friend’s house, Nicole thinks the plan is crazy. Her mom’s friend wants her to run her art gallery while she is gone on a world cruise for the entire summer. Feeling overwhelmed and under qualified, she tries to beg off, only to find that she really is on her way to Savannah, Georgia for the summer. She will not only run the gallery, but watch the house for them also. Little did she know, their two grown sons that she has known for many years would be competing for her attention. Also, one of them, Alex, has a teenage daughter named Bernie that Nicole finds hiding in the attic. As she tries to maneuver the summer at the gallery and deal with both men, Bernie, and a disgruntled gallery employee, Nicole finds herself almost over her head. However, she also finds herself loving Savannah and possibly one of the brothers. Will she find true love? Will her summer bring her the romance she is looking for? It is a delightful and fun story that brings a smile. I received a copy of this story for free from NetGalley for my honest opinion.
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Under a Summer Sky was a breezy little romance that takes Nicole Anderson from the comforts of her Seattle life to Savannah, Georgia for a memorable summer that will change her life. Nicole feels a bit stuck in her life; she is a teacher who has lost her touch, she is a woman closing in on 30 nursing a broken heart and dreams as well. Then an opportunity opens up for her to manage an art gallery for her mother’s longtime friend in Georgia. Not only will she get to manage the art gallery, but she will also have time to pick up her painting, and to top it all off, she gets to house-sit in a beautiful renovated mansion. I knew I was going to enjoy this novel as it has a little bit of a love triangle. She gets to meet up with her once upon a time childhood crush Alex (who unfortunately is in the middle of a divorce), and his brother, Ryan (who was a bit nerdy and had a crush on her). I knew things were going to get interesting. Throw in an assistant with the nickname Vampira, a house that goes bump in the night, or maybe its ghosts, and the deep, rich atmosphere of Savannah, Georgia itself and you have the makings of fun read. This is a third in the series called Follow Your Heart and it is my favorite one. The stories are not linked to each other, just all about young women stepping out of their comfort zones to find and pursue new dreams and the romance that just seems to follow. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and all the views and opinions expressed are my own.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Growing up, I had a boy that lived next door to us and our families were the very best of friends. The kind you plan vacations together and then at some point, you see that boy next door as something else besides just your childhood friend. Perhaps a future romance? In Under A Summer Sky by Melody Carlson, Nicole Anderson is searching for something to inspire a bit of creativity in her lesson plans as a high school art teacher in Seattle. Her mother has the perfect idea and with just a weekend to plan for it, they take an unexpected shopping trip to prepare for her summer job. Vivian Graham is taking a three month world cruise with her husband and has offered a manager position at her art gallery in Savannah, Georgia. She believes that Nicole has just what this shop needs in order to run it, despite the looming presence of Amyra, the employee just about everyone in the Graham family despises. She believes since Vivian will be gone, the job of managing the art galley belongs to her and it's just a matter of time before she sends Nicole packing. Vivian has offered Nicole the luxury of staying in their palatial Southern home in her absence along with the keys to her SUV to lend her the opportunity to transport any art pieces as needed. She has also placed an order for business cards for Nicole as manager, but she fails to let Amyra in on that little detail. Not to mention that the Grahams are long time friends of the Anderson's, she now learns that Alex, the most handsome of the brothers, whom she had a crush on, is now newly divorced with a teenage daughter as well as Ryan, the youngest brother who has just ended a relationship with Amyra and seems to be in a potential engagement to the town's sweetheart Cassidy. One thing is certain, this summer won't be boring in the least! I received Under A Summer Sky by Melody Carlson compliments of Baker Publishing Group and Net Galley. This is such a sweet summer romance, coupled with two very different eligible men who fancy Nicole's attention along with the rocky relationship she has with Amyra who has her target set on Nicole for the job at the Graham Gallery. With moss lined trees and ghost tours, the Savannah southern charm is bound to get readers in the mood for some southern romance. I give this novel a 5 out of 5 stars because it is one I could relate to from my early childhood and this one keeps you longing for those southern summer nights complete with fireworks aplenty. This is the third novel in the Follow Your Heart series with Once Upon A Summertime and All Summer Long preceding this one. Available in paperback and eBook formats.
RuthieJonesTX More than 1 year ago
Under a Summer Sky by Melody Carlson is delightful. The overall story provides a glimpse of life in Savannah, Georgia, that is heavy on the Southern charm and a bit lighter on the conflict. Don’t despair, however, because Nicole Anderson’s arrival in Savannah from Seattle stirs up plenty of commotion and disruption. On her summer break as a high school art teacher, Nicole jets off to Savannah to help a family friend manage an art gallery. What she finds is a re-connection with two brothers (Alex and Ryan) from her childhood summers in Savannah and, unfortunately, a disgruntled employee, Amyra, at the gallery. Competition is high on all fronts in this Southern Christian romance. As you move through the story, you can almost feel the mystery of the Old South as the author details the varied architecture, rich (and haunted) history, and the spooky beauty of Spanish moss hanging from the trees. This summer break in Savannah is exactly what Nicole needs as she discovers her artistic self confidence, the ability to stand up for herself, a maternal instinct as she interacts with 13-year old Bernice, and, of course, love. Growing up, Nicole always had a crush on Alex, but Ryan always had a crush on her. Can you guess which brother will win her heart? While the drama and romance don’t pack big punches, Under a Summer Sky does deliver some intense, confrontational moments as well as some sweet (but not too sweet) romantic moments, all just enough to keep the story moving at a brisk pace. Overall, Under the Summer Sky is a fantastic Southern story for those long summer nights.
KatrinaEpperson More than 1 year ago
I loved this story!! Melody Carlson has released the 3 installment, Under a Summer Sky, in the Follow Your Heart series. This story sweeps the reader from Washington state to Savannah, Georgia. We are introduced to the enchanting Nicole Anderson who is a high school art teacher preparing for summer break when an opportunity to spend the summer in the historical town of Savannah. As a child growing up Nicole spent summer vacations with her mother's childhood friend, Vivian Graham, and her family. Parts of it she remember fondly, but other parts were almost unbearable. This opportunity involves house sitting for Vivian and helping out at her art gallery while she is on a world cruise. Her arrival is met with the first surprise, Vivian's oldest son was in the middle of a divorce and now lived on the estate. What she remembers of Alex is not really pleasant. He was a good looking boy, but his personality showed him to be a bully and guess what? He hasn't changed much. One big difference is that he is now the father of a teen aged daughter. Surprise number two is that Vivian doesn't just want her to help out in the gallery, but to actually manage it with the help of her assistant, Amyra. Of course no one told Amyra of the Nicole's arrival or what her role at the gallery would be. Another surprise would be Vivian's son Ryan that she remembered had a crush on her when they were younger. All Nicole can think is what a summer this has turned out to be, nothing as she had anticipated. The is a sweet story. I found the characters captivating. Nicole was so sweet and tried to do what was expected of her as a friend and employee. With each challenge thrown her way she shows her strength of character. She is intrigued with the history and architecture of the city. She tries to acclimate to southern living. I just loved her. Alex was appealing until his true character became obvious with how he dealt with Ryan and his daughter. I would recommend anyone who loves a good, clean romance with a few twists. **I received this book from the publisher as part of their book bloggers program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
inspiremichelle More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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 More than 1 year 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.