Monday, June 15, 2015

Once Upon a Summertime: A New York City Romance - Follow Your Heart 1 - by Melody Carlson

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About the book:

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.

My review:

I really enjoyed this fun story about dreams coming true!  The contrast between the beginning of the book, when Anna was stuck in a rut, working at a place she didn't like and feeling frustrated with her life, with where she was at the end of the book was amazing.  I loved seeing her discover New York.  It was so fun to go with her sightseeing and remembering when I saw some of those same places myself.  I also loved the joy she had in setting up her own apartment and seeing her shop for that.  It was also fun to watch her getting to actually know a man she used to have a crush on when she was a teenager.  There's a sweet romance to the story.  The love interest seemed to have a strong faith in God.  Hers didn't seem as strong and almost more of an afterthought.  I would have liked to see more of a stronger faith element in the story.  I found it interesting to learn more about hotel management and the behind-the-scenes of setting up a hotel and keeping it running smoothly.  This was just a fun, lighthearted story about getting your fairy tale ending!  I highly recommend it if you like happy, light romances!

I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Melody Carlson

    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...

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