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Carousel Nights

(Starlight Point Stories #2)

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  13 reviews

Every first love deserves a second chance 

June Hamilton left home to pursue her dream of dancing on Broadway. Seven years later, she has one regret: Mel Preston, her teenage crush and onetime summer love. Now a single dad and the head of maintenance at Starlight Point, her family's amusement park, Mel's easy smile still makes her heart beat in triple time. But

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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Paula
After a knee injury, June Hamilton takes a break from Broadway for the summer to return home to help out her brother and sister at her family’s amusement park, Starlight Point. The three siblings are co-owners of the park since their father’s recent passing. Years ago June left home for Broadway because she didn’t want to be tied down to the running of the park eventually. When she left, she also left behind her first love, Mel Preston, who is now head of maintenance at Starlight Point. Now that ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
Carousel Nights is the second book in Amie Denman’s Starlight Point series but it can certainly be read as a stand alone. The sights, sounds, and excitement of an amusement park come alive as we fall in love with June and Mel.

Mel is one of those characters we all get swoony over. He fixes things. He loves his son. He’s never gotten over June. He’s protective. SWOON. June is a dancer through and through – with a compassionate heart and a love for family. I had a more difficult time getting a feel
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LAWonder10
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
June Hamilton returned to her home in Starlight Point. She didn't want anyone to know she had injured her knee and was simply there helping out with the family business after the recent devastating demise of her beloved father. She hoped he truly understood her need to succeed on Broadway. She had several minor roles, but was yet to get that big opportunity to prove herself. She knew she had the talent to succeed when that one big break came. Now she was back to her "roots" and would do all she ...more
Megan
I highly enjoyed Carousel Nights! The setting was fun, who doesn't love an amusement park? And the characters were charming, I especially loved Mel's son Ross - so cute!

June was a great heroine. I liked that she was so caring and thoughtful of others, in her business she could have been completely different. I loved seeing her with her family, such fun and you can see they all really love each other.

The romance between June and Mel was sweet. I loved watching them reconnect. Mel's a great father
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Summer
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in a series though easily enjoyed as a stand-alone.

June, a Broadway dancer, comes home to her family’s amusement park to heal her knee and revamp the park’s stage shows, the return reuniting her with Mel, the guy she loved as a teen and left behind to pursue stardom, he’s now head of maintenance at the park and single dad to a five year old.

There isn’t a huge amount of conflict in this one, that’s mostly saved for the end of the book, which maybe made it a little less eventful
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Veronica
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. It was sweet. I wasn’t sure I would like it since so many of these stories end up with a “one should only bloom where they are planted and never ever stretch their wings” vibe where the character’s choices to stretch are written as completely and totally selfish but the story turned out well.
Suze Lavender
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
June is back at Starlight Point, a wonderful amusement park owned by her family. After the death of her father the park needs some extra love and care and June and her siblings are working hard to make it perfect again. June's plan is to bring the theatres back to life. She left her hometown and Mel, the love of her life, behind because of her dream. They weren't together very long, but shared something precious. Then June moved to New York, because wanted to dance on Broadway and she made it. S ...more
Laurie
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Carousel Nights is book 2 in the Starlight Point Stories miniseries, and it was a delightfully, enjoyable read. The story focuses on Mel Preston, head of maintenance at the Starlight Point Amusement Park; and June Hamilton, part owner of Starlight Point. The two had dated for a summer seven years earlier when they were teens.  June, feeling destined for the bright lights of Broadway in NYC, left Mel behind to pursue her dreams. Now she's back at The Point to help out her siblings, co-owners of S ...more
Christy
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved Carousel Nights! It has a certain magic that I think comes with amusement parks. Doesn’t everyone have a favorite memory of a fair or an amusement park that makes them smile? I have been to many parks in my life and have always wondered about the behind the scenes action. Carousel Nights takes you behind the scenes while warming your heart.

June is a dedicated dancer, and her family needs her. She plans to revamp the shows at her family’s amusement park. What her family doesn’t know, thou
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Lynn Brooks
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feels like a homecoming when you read a book that portrays such a sweet reunion!

June Hamilton left her hometown 7 years ago for the bright lights of New York City in order to fulfill her dreams of dancing on Broadway. She’s enjoyed her life, but has one inkling of a regret … former crush/boyfriend Mel Preston!

Mel enjoys his life as head of maintenance at June’s family amusement park, Starlight Point and dearly loves his son. When he sees June is back, he can’t help but spend as much time by her
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Beth Carpenter
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story. The characters are likable and complex. Mel is a great guy, a great dad, and a wizard at fixing things. He's hard to resist, and his son is even harder. But June has dreams, and they don't jive with Mel's life. Add in the setting at a family-owned amusement park and characters from an earlier story in the series and it's a winner. I recommend the whole series. ...more
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I liked this book. It is a quick read, uncomplicated and enjoyable. I found it a little slow in the beginning, but by the second chapter got into it. It isn't a fast, suck you in so you can't do anything else until it's over book, but more of a steady, reliable read. Unlike many books of this genre, the problems keeping the two main characters apart make sense. Often I find myself frustrated -if only a little and usually by a lot- by the excuses the male and female leads have for not getting tog ...more
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