Under the Summer Sky by Melody Carlson {Book Review}

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She’s anticipating a quiet summer surrounded by beauty She never expected a fresh chance at love.

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 promising 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 her childhood friends — who also happen to be brothers — vying for her attention.

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


My Thoughts:

Under a Summer Sky is the third book in the Follow Your Heart series, but it stands alone quite well. You could easily read this book without needing to read the previous two. Though, I will say this book will make you want to read the previous two just because Carlson is such an amazing writer!

This is my first read from Carlson, but she did a great job at making me a huge fan within just a few chapters! I simply couldn’t put this book down! It’s well written, has wonderful, well developed characters that are relatable, and tells a great story! I could easily relate to Nicole and found myself cheering for her throughout the book.

Nicole is an art teacher, but she feels stuck. When an opportunity arises that will take her to Savannah on a new adventure for the summer, she is a little hesitant- but decides that new scenery could benefit her. Little does she know there’s more to her adventure than just a trip to a new city and a summer job….

I highly recommend this book to others! It’s a great summer read that is easy going, offers a steady pace, and will take you on a trip to beautiful scenery! It’s a must read!

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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than five million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington’s, which is being considered for a TV movie. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, the Life at Kingston High series, and the Diary of a Teenage Girl series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice. Melody and her husband live in Oregon.



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