Once Upon a Summertime by Melody Carlson
Blog Tour: June 8th – 15th
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.
“A hard-working girl finds her happily-ever-after ending in Melody Carlson’s heartwarming tale. Readers will cheer Anna’s journey as a summer of new beginnings becomes a summer of unexpected love.”–Lisa Wingate, bestselling author of The Prayer Box and The Story Keeper
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Anna Gordon just wasn’t happy managing the little hotel in her hometown, but she really didn’t want to leave her grandmother, so that’s why she stayed. But when a long time friend appears and has information about a manager’s job at a big hotel in New York, Anna decides to spread her wings and go for it. But it didn’t turn out quite like she thought it would.
It took me a while to get into this book. It just didn’t seem that realistic, Anna going to NY, making it on her own, in the big city without any problems. And she was almost too trusty with everyone, which I have heard can’t happen in the big city of NY. I guess the switch from a small town to the big city didn’t seem like that much of a difference. But as I kept reading, it got interesting. The main thing was the tension between Anna and her high school friend that landed the job of hotel manager, when Anna’s job was managing the housekeeping department. All in all, this is a very nice light and interesting read, and good entertainment for a few hours. So if you need a nice summer read, I suggest this one for you.
I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
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 http://www.melodycarlson.com.