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Monday, June 8, 2015

Once Upon a Summertime: A New York City Romance (Follow Your Heart, #1) by Melody Carlson






She's looking for her big break. She never imagined it would depend on a blast from her past.
Managing the Value Lodge in her hometown was not what Anna Gordon had in mind when she set out in the hospitality industry. But it's a safe choice for a young woman starting out her career.

Then, out of the blue, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to reinvent herself and reinvigorate her career by moving to New York City. She applies for a management position at a stylish new hotel, The Rothsberg. But the city is full of surprises--not the least of which is discovering that Sean O'Neil, a once-upon-a-time crush, has applied for the very same position.

This sweetly romantic tale of dreams come true takes you through the storied streets of New York City--and into the depths of the human heart.


About The Author


Melody Carlson


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 www.melodycarlson.com.


My Review
Once Upon a Summertime is the story of a young woman who realizes how lucky she was to have her Grandparents come to her rescue as a child. When her Grandmother needed her she gave up some of her dreams and returned to her small town to help her.
As the story unfolds Anna reconnects with a childhood friend Marley, and the die is set to have Anna restart her life in New York City. What an adventure is about to start for Anna, and so totally different than what she has known. As you get to know her you know that this is what she trained for, and is about to use her gifts.
There is some romance and competition here for the same fellow, and we also get to enjoy being a tourist in NYC, enjoy your double deck bus rain ride. You will also enjoy the splendor of the new hotel, made me want to stay there.
A few pages into the book we meet Mr. Perfect, and he was very wonderful, almost too much, and the romance went a bit to fast. The book itself was a fast, sweet read. As a Granddaughter Anna was wonderful, and she does get a raw deal as far as working in her small town.
A nice read for a quite summertime day.

I received this book through Revell Reads and was not required to give a positive review.

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