Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Review - All Summer Long by Melody Carlson


She's ready to take on a new challenge. What she doesn't expect is an old flame.

Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant. What's not to love? Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions--the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown. Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco--especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.

When Leo Parker himself turns out to be the yacht's captain, Tia is floating on air. But will it all come crashing down around her when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?

Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the Bay at sunset.


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.

For more information about Melody visit her website at


This is another wonderful book by Melody Carlson! I love her light-hearted yet compassionate stories of people that are believable and fun to know.

Tia has been working in her family restaurant and it feels like she's been playing it safe. Although she loves what she does, when her Aunt calls with news that she wants to start a restaurant on her yacht and wants Tia to help her get it started and be it's chef, Tia jumps at the chance.

When she arrives in San Francisco to begin her new adventure, she's shocked to see that the new captain is someone she knew from her past. Leo is someone who Tia really adores, quite frankly, but her hopes are dashed quite early in the book.

We then go on an exciting adventure with Tia as she navigates San Francisco and creates a new life for herself. It's so fun how Melody gives us a glimpse into the San Francisco scene and makes you feel like you're right there with Tia.

Of course, we have the romance of Tia and Leo and all that goes along with that. As always, the author pens a wonderful romance and you are rooting for these two to get together the whole time. This is a book that is perfect for summer reading - for curling up with on those hot days you want to escape. I loved this book and think you will love it, too!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Revell Reads

Blessings - Julie

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