Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

All Summer Long Book Review

Follow Your Heart Series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  A San Francisco Romance
     She's ready to take on a new challenge.  What she doesn't expect is an old flame.
     Tia D'Amico is thrilled to move to San Francisco to help her aunt transform an old luxury yacht into an upscale floating restaurant.  What's not to love?  Sunset dinner cruises, posh wedding receptions - the possibilities are endless and far more appetizing than staying in a monotonous job in her Podunk hometown.  Besides, some of her best memories are tied to San Francisco - especially the memory of Leo Parker, her crush from a long-ago sailing camp.
     When Leo Parker himself turns out to be the yacht's captain Tia is floating on air.  But will it all come crashing down around her when she discovers his heart belongs to someone else?
     Get ready for a romantic summer in San Francisco, where the future glistens brighter than the Bay at sunset.

REVIEW:  Looking for a fun, light read for summer?  This may be the book for you.  Ms. Carlson's backdrop of San Francisco in the summer is a great setting.  Tia's desire to break away from her family and make a name for herself is admirable.  I like how she steps up and takes the burden of remodeling the yacht off her aunt's shoulders after her uncle has major surgery and during his recovery.  Tia gets in there and is not afraid of hard work.
     Leo loves the water.  Unfortunately, his fiancee Natalie has extreme sea sickness and hates the water.  I like how he sticks to his desire to be a yacht captain when his father and fiancee pressure him into joining the family law firm.  Leo is also one that works hard to get the yacht ready to set sail with her passengers.
     Despite their attraction for each other, I appreciate Tia's determination to not cause Leo and Natalie trouble and is often put in precarious situations due to Natalie's problem with the water.
     As stated before, it is a great light read that is perfect for summer vacation.  Even though it is the second book in the series, the books completely stand alone with no reference to the other.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

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

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