Audio Book Review: A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese

A New Shade of Summer audio

A New Shade of Summer is a great addition to the Love in Lenox series. It is the third book in the series, however, just as it is with the other two books, this story can be enjoyed as a stand alone. There are characters from previous books that appear in this one, but the story line is strong on its own. I do recommend the whole series, however, as these books are just so enjoyable!

I have listened to all three of the Love in Lenox books on audio and have really liked them. A New Shade of Summer had both a male and a female narrator and I thought they did a very good job.

I will admit that although I loved the character of Callie, she did wear on me a bit by the last third of this book. She had some growing to do and some lies to overcome that she had been believing about herself for a very long time. I was happy with her again by the end of the novel. I thought Davis was amazing and he was a character that I did not really care much for in book two. The author did a good job of creating a character that I had a lot of compassion for.

I look forward to reading or listening to more books by this author.

(4.5 stars)


A New Shade of Summer audio

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 little color in his life.

Davis Carter may be the town’s favorite animal whisperer, but his experience is limited when it comes to understanding his preteen’s rebellious behavior. Desperate for a breakthrough, he follows the lead of a free spirit who claims to know the way into his son’s closed-off world. Soon, Davis isn’t the only one caught up in the hope of a new beginning.

Just as Callie considers trading her unattached existence for a life rich with promise and permanence, an unexpected visit from the past threatens to send her packing once again. Davis and Callie must learn to surrender their fears so they can find a love that will outlast the summer.

Purchase your own copy here

(and at the time of this blog post this title is available on Kindle Unlimited)

Also, at the time of this blog post, the Audible edition can be added for $1.99 here, when you own the kindle copy. (please check current pricing before purchasing)



Nicole Deese is a full time lover of humorous, heartfelt, and hope-filled fiction. When she’s not writing a sweet romance, she can usually be found reading near a window while drinking a La Croix. She lives in small-town, Idaho with her happily-ever-after hubby, two rambunctious and smarty-pants sons, and a princess daughter with the heart of a warrior.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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