Monday, July 3, 2017

Book Review - Under A Summer Sky


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 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!

Bestselling and award-winning author Melody Carlson invites you to spend the summer surrounded by splendor . . . and tantalizing possibilities.


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 a wonderful, feel good book that is perfect for the beach or anytime you want to escape.

Nicole is an art teacher winding up her year and preparing for summer when her mother has a plan for her. Her mom's friend from Savannah is going on a world cruise with her husband and needs someone to run her art gallery for her while she's gone. They have decided that Nicole is the perfect person to do this, even though Nicole isn't sure about it.

After arriving in Savannah, Nicole is enthralled with the city and also Ryan, who is the art gallery's son. She has known Ryan all her life, but when she knew him in her younger days, he was king of a nerdy kid and she didn't give him much thought. His brother, Alex, was the one she was really interested in.

At the art gallery, we find Amyra, a woman with a chip on her shoulder and venomous words to match. She thinks she's the manager, but the owner has left Nicole in charge. This creates a bit of drama as Nicole tries to work with her without getting venomous herself.

I loved the character of Bernie, Alex's teenage daughter. She's a ghost-loving, sweet girl that brought some fun to the story. I really liked all the characters, though, and I really felt I knew them myself. This is a book that I found hard to put down. I could see where the story was going and I knew it was all going to end well, but it was a fun journey getting there.

I really enjoyed this book, as I have all of Melody Carlson's books I've read. She has a way of writing a story that makes you feel better at the end. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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

Blessings - Julie

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