Many authors find one niche and stay with it. Not so with award-winning author Melody Carlson, who has now sold around seven million books to a wide-ranging audience including women, children, preteens and teens. She has penned stories in multiple fiction genres–Amish, historical, romance, contemporary, YA/teen and others—as well as Christmas novellas, board books and even a few forays into nonfiction.

In addition to writing about anything and everything, Carlson has always loved traveling. Her popular Follow Your Heart series (Revell) reflects her wanderlust, transporting readers to various cities across the U.S. Once Upon a Summertime takes place in New York City, All Summer Long is set in San Francisco, and her latest, Under a Summer Sky, ventures down south to Georgia.

Carlson’s protagonist, Nicole Anderson, is a high school art teacher looking forward to spending summer in Savannah. For the next few months, she will be house-sitting and managing an art gallery for some dear family friends, the Grahams. She envisions spending interesting days in the gallery and lounging in the Grahams’ luxurious home. What could possibly go wrong?

Nicole’s ideal summer soon becomes much less relaxing, as she must contend with several unexpected complications. An employee at the gallery is trying to force her out, she hears hints of a ghost in the attic, and two of her childhood friends—who happen to be brothers—are vying for her attention.

Carlson paints an enchanting picture of Savannah, with its historic charm and majestic architecture. She invites readers to dive into this summertime adventure filled with romantic moments, surprising twists and tantalizing possibilities.

About Melody

Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales approaching seven million. She is the author of several Christmas books from Revell, including the bestselling The Christmas Bus, The Christmas Dog, and Christmas at Harrington’s. She is also the author of many teen books, including Just Another Girl, Anything but Normal, Double Take, and the Life at Kingston High series. She is the winner of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series and Finding Alice.

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