AUTHOR: Melody Carlson
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 Nicole's close childhood friends--who also happen to be brothers--vying for her attention.
With a backdrop of a beautiful 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 readers to spend the summer surrounded by beauty and tantalizing possibilities for the future.
First, the disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
I have to admit I was not impressed with the heroine, Nicole, at the beginning of this story. Reciting a boring lecture to high school students? Not cool. Fortunately, good ol’ mom stepped in. Nicole did grow on me as she extended grace to difficult people, but it took most of the book to “sell” me on this young teacher. Much telling rather than showing didn’t help. On the other hand, thirteen-year-old Bernie captured my heart right away. In fact, she saved the story in more ways than one.
The lush, historic city of Savannah became my second-favorite character. I would love to visit someday.
Under a Summer Sky is a sweet, easy read, suitable for teens and young at heart and earns three and a half stars.