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A Summer in Oakville
Lisa Lickel and Shellie Neumeier
Set in Wisconsin, A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE is the story of a family reuniting to save the rural life they once cherished. One magical summer in fictional Oakville, Wisconsin, love finds its way through four entwined lives. Tessa's
marriage hangs by a thread; her daughter, Lindsay, takes on the local
town board and the developer who threatens to steal not only the farm
but her heart. Tessa's widowed brother Art hasn't been home in twenty
years; how can he send his out-of-control teenage son, Andy, to his
set out to tell the story of the changing landscape in rural
Wisconsin," Lickel says. "We wanted to try something unique while using
our individual strengths as authors. Shellie writes fiction for young
adults, and I write older characters."
family, the Hasmers, could be anyone," Neumeier says. "They want to
keep their heritage, while at the same time they struggle with the
changing times. It's hard to make a living on a family-sized farm, and
sometimes you have to make tough decisions."
our story, the adult siblings, Tessa and Art, have their own problems
but come together in order to help their parents and their children,"
children, Lindsay and Andy, are good kids who are also victims of the
tough economic times and peer pressure today. But they have good hearts
and learn from their grandparents' and parent's good family and faith
values," Neumeier says.
Lyon Publishing, LLC is an independently owned Oregon-based publishing
house producing fiction titles in trade paperback and e-book formats,
and the only Romance Writers of America recognized publisher in the
state. Black Lyon titles are available at BlackLyonPublishing.com, local
bookstores and most major online retailers.
author Shellie Neumeier holds a degree in Secondary Education from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a minor in Psychology, Sociology
and Social Studies. A devoted mother of four, Shellie previously worked
on staff with Northbrook Church as the King's Kids ministry assistant
(serving children in grades 2nd through 5th). She is an active member of
SCBWI and ACFW as well as a contributing author for various blogs.
author Lisa J. Lickel also enjoys writing and performing radio theater,
short story-writing, and is an avid book reviewer and blogger. She
enjoys teaching writing workshops and working with new writers. She is
the editor of both Wisconsin Writers Association's Creative Wisconsin
magazine and Written World Communication's OtherSheep Magazine. She
lives in a hundred and sixty-year-old house in Wisconsin filled with
books and dragons. Married to a high school biology teacher, she enjoys
travel and quilting.
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What Others Are Saying
"A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE
is a cleverly-composed novel that addresses issues from the past,
affecting four characters' present-day lives. Shellie Neumeier and Lisa
Lickel are a dynamic writing duo!" Andrea Boeshaar, author of Seasons of Redemption
"Like quills of bittersweet devotion that pierce the heart, yet warm with the matchless comfort of forgiveness-A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE is a beautifully woven series of unforgettable novellas." Tessa Stockton, author of The Unforgivable
"Four sweet novellas combine to tell the charming story of A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE
in Oakville. Saving your heritage, forgiving the past, and uncovering
years of family secrets are weaved through four very different romances
to create a delightful read that I looked forward to coming back to
each day. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy." Cherie Burbach, author of Internet Dating Is Not Like Ordering a Pizza and Working Writers
"You'll be hooked from the first page of A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE. This novel grabs the senses and doesn't let go." Carolyn Howard-Johnson, multi award-winning novelist and poet
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