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Once Upon a Summertime ~ Review

Once Upon a Summertime
Follow Your Heart 1
By Melody Carlson

A New York City Romance

Anna Gordon has put her life on hold for the last two years, working at the local motel in her hometown.  But Anna's dream of what her future holds doesn't include the Value Lodge, but her dream just may be slipping away from her.  

But dreams don't die, they may seem to slip away or fade, but they are just beneath the surface waiting to be reborn when the opportunity arises.  And Anna's chance is about to become a reality when an old friendship is renewed.

New York City is about to become Anna's chance of a lifetime. And chances of a lifetime are never quite what we envisioned them to be, and Anna's is no different.  Sometimes the dream is better than we could have imagined, other times it is a nightmare.  But being a book by Melody Carlson you can be fairly certain that this dream won't be a nightmare, though there may be a disappointment or difficulty along the way.

Anna is a sweet and caring young woman who is trying to navigate the challenges of life while working towards her dream.  With the support of friends and family her dreams, old and new, may come true.

This is a sweet story that is perfect for a lazy summer afternoon or evening.  A chance to enjoy a good book and relax with an author who can entertain and delight.  This is a book you won't mind sharing with friends and family.  

Melody's books are suitable for both teen and adult readers, perfect for a mother-daughter-book club setting. Or the home library available for anytime reading.  Fans of clean contemporary romance will enjoy Once Upon a Summertime, a book as delightful as the title sounds.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Revell through their blogger program Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review.

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.

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books with sales of more than 6.5 million. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon. Learn more at