A New Shade of Summer (Love in Lenox #3)
As an artist, Callie Quinn relies on inspiration to guide her wandering soul. This summer she accepts a short-term muralist job in her sister’s charming town to spend some much-needed time with her family. After meeting her nephew’s friend, Brandon, she’s eager to draw out his untapped artistic talents—however, it’s the boy’s straitlaced single father who could use a littl...more
As a ...more
Told in 2 POVs, this story is full of emotion and depth, even the secondary characters. I ...more
Such is the case with A New Shade of Summer.
Callie is one of my fave heroines this year, even though we have absolutely nothing in common. Except for our mutual appreciation of Davis (yummy) … and our cool-aunting skills. So, clear ...more
Davis Carter is a widower who has been raising his son, Brandon, on his own for the last 7 years. He never planned on raising him alone but fate just hasn't been on his side when it comes to finding someone to spend the rest of their lives with.
Enter Callie. She is the complete opposite of what he thinks he needs in his life. But then he sees her connect with Br ...more
Callie has spent her life on the road, moving from one art commission to the next, relishing her freedom. The only place she ever returns to is Lenox, the home of her sister, brother-in-law, niece and nephew. They are the reason for her visit to the charming town this summer. She certainly doesn't expect to kindle an attraction to local vet Davis, nor form a bond with his twelve-year-old son, and budding ...more
I love Lenox. It is a wonderful little town. I really enjoyed getting back there to see some old friends briefly and of course to make new ones. This book has so many wonderful moment ...more
Callie Quinn has utilized her artistic abilities to maintain a nomadic lifestyle. Learning the root of her choices and what she thinks of herself just made me love her more for her authenticity. Davis Carter is a devoted dad! He has a great support system even when his pride makes it uncomfortable to ask for help. Davis and Callie's personalities compliment one other so beautifully!
I'll be revisiting this series for future pleasure reading and I highly recommend ...more
Callie Quinn has arrived in the peaceful town of Lenox, Oregon, eager to spend the summer with her sister's family. Having been contracted to paint a facade on a local bakery, Callie's occupation as a muralist takes her around the country, happily pulling her Tiny House behind her. When confronted with the father of her nephew's friend; after an unfortunate, but intentional adolescent miscommunication; Callie and Dr. "Storm Cloud" don't share pos ...more
The alternating first person point of view works, allowing all the smart, funny interior thoughts to shine, and the reader to see into each character's soul.
The minor characters are well-developed and given their own little storylines, which support and enrich the novel. The pieces of this ...more
All this changed when their world collided with Callie coming to town.
Artsy, free-spirit, dreamer, wild-haired Irish gypsy – Those ...more
By: Nicole Deese
Wow, What a story, I absolutely loved it. I have read one other book by Nicole Deese , but hopefully I will be reading more by this wonderful author. Love her writing and she captured my heart right at the start and I was hooked. I did not want to put it down. The story and the characters, both were easy to read and well developed. Callie an artistic and she wanders from place to place. She comes to visit her sister and family for the summer ...more
I have listened to all three of the Love in Lenox books on audio and have really liked them. A New Shade of Summer ...more
Although this is the third book in the Lenox series, I was able to jump right in without having read the previous two. However, now I'm anxious to get my hands on those! I was completely captured by the plot Deese created, which was brimming with humor, grief, life, and love. This is a story I will not s ...more
By the end I loved it!
So to start I was not impressed because I was not fan of Davis from book 2. However I have to say I was introduced to a new shade of Davis and I now love him.
Callie and Davis were an odd match but it really worked!
I loved the topics that Nicole included in this story: abandonment issues, rebellious preTeen, dealing with unresolved issues, unanswered prayer, healing, bereavement and salvation.
I loved “the glasses” :)
I have to say I missed Weston and Alex but ...more
Thank you for those late nights, hiding under the covers so I don't wake up my husband. Thanks for filling my quiet mornings while my kids are off at school. Thanks for giving me something to do so I don't have to look at the piling dishes and dirty laundry.
It had been a while since I read the other Love in Lenox books, so I was worried I'd be confused. I wasn't.
Early on I took a liking to the main character, Callie. She was sweet and genu ...more
The characters! So very realistic, and true-to-life!
The setting–small-town USA, down to earth, such a homey feel!
Callie, an artistic redhead, and Davis, the town vet seem to have nothing in common. She’s outgoing, artsy, and flits from one place to the next, while he is rather stern, serious about life, and level-headed, like-a-rock-solid.
But Davis is having trouble relating to his preteen son, and somehow Callie is one of the few people that can ...more
From the moment Callie Quinn appeared on the page, her ‘freckles happily populating under the sun’s intoxicating rays’, I knew I would like her. But when she asserted that ‘front doors were for conventional relatives only’ I was completely sold! (Just secretly, I think she might be my favourite of Nicole ...more