Monday, July 31, 2017

Under a Summer Sky : a Savannah Romance

GIVEAWAY
CARLSON, MELODY
UNDER A SUMMER SKY : A SAVANNAH ROMANCE

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 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 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!

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

My Review:

A breezy beach read that will put a smile on your face and a flutter in your heart. Carlson brings the ambiance of Savannah to life in this captivating summer romance. Decadent descriptions and intriguing facts made me feel like I'd actually traveled south and was experiencing this historical city first hand. I do so love a good armchair travel story!

Love the artistic backdrop too -- from the gallery to the architecture to the artist/art teacher heroine. I don't think there's enough of the Arts featured in Christian Fiction so this one fed my creative loving soul.

And while this might look like  one of those dreaded love triangle stories -- it isn't really. Well, there are two guys but it was pretty clear to me from the start who was going to come out the winner. So this wasn't an angst-riddled read -- at least not on that front. Loved the sibling dynamics and the friction that brought to the story but Nicole handled it with class.

A heartwarming inspirational love story that's perfect for your next summer escape read.

Book provided courtesy of Baker Publishing and Graf-Martin Communications.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Under a Summer Sky, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you leave your email in your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so that it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 6 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. I've read a few books set in Savannah and they always make me want to visit someday :-) This one sounds great from your review!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Savannah certainly does sound intriguing. In fact I googled images after reading this book. Wow -- beautiful city and the architecture is stunning! Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Would love to read this one!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  3. Not my typical reading material (I'm more of a historical or fantasy reader), but I'm in the mood for a light-hearted contemporary right about now. Put me in for the win!
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. Summertime just screams light-hearted, doesn't it? Good luck, Elly.

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  4. I love Melody Carlson's books and would love to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the chance! 😊 It sounds like a delightful summer read.

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    1. She's certainly written a ton over the years, hasn't she? Good luck VanG.

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  5. I really like her books. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck!

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  6. A beach read sounds really refreshing at the beginning of August. Sign me up, Kav! Thank you.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Definitely the time of year for it. Good luck, Diane.

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  7. I love visiting Savannah and would love to do so through the pages of this story! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful review and giveaway, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, lucky you, to have been there. It looks so beautiful and steeped with history. Good luck, Britney.

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  8. Savannah is a wonderful place to visit and I would love to read a story set in this beautiful city. Thanks for the chance. Great review!
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Another person who has visited Savannah! It sounds like a divine place to visit...or live. Good luck, Pam.

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  9. I'm taking your word for this one, no triangle love story. I do like Melody's books so I'd give it a try. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. LOL -- yeah, I keep stumbling onto love trianglish books lately. Good luck, Becky.

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  10. I've read a few books by Melody Carlson and loved them. This cover is so pretty!
    Dianna (dedezoomsalot at yahoo dot com)

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    1. The cover really suits my vision of a summer read. Good luck, Dianna.

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  11. I love visiting Savannah andI would love to read this book. Thank you, Kav! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oohhh...someone else who has visited Savannah. I'm getting jealous! Good luck, Melanie.

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  12. Armchair traveling is the way I do most of my traveling. The problem with that is my imagination doesn't do justice to a lot of places. I love Melody's books adding this one to my tbr stack. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. That's why I love looking places up on google. Still not the same as actually being there but better than my imagination. :-) Good luck, Donna.

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  13. I've always wanted to visit Savannah and like Donna, I'm usually an armchair traveler. Love to read this!

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    1. Armchair traveling is the economical way to go! Good luck, rubynreba.

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  14. Great review, KAV! I have book one of this series. I'd like to add this one too. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  15. Looks like a great beach read. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Thanks iamabho (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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