A Summer in Oakville

A Summer in Oakville

co-authored with Shellie Neumeier

One Magical Summer in Oakville, Wisconsin,
Love Finds its Way through Four Entwined Lives.

Tessa Hasmer Murphy has a secret. Estranged from her husband, will she let a past love and a fight to save the family farm destroy her marriage and daughter Lindsay’s happiness?

Lindsay Murphy plans to live on her grandparents’ farm until she can find a job, but developer Brandon Calloway has other plans for the property. As she wages war against him, will she lose her heart and the farm both?

Widower Arthur Hasmer’s life and that of his son, Andy, spiral out of control. Then old friend, Dana London, reenters the picture with the power to help them all back to love, joy and faith.

Andy Hasmer has the ultimate bummer life. No mom, not much of a dad, no future. When he’s sent to the farm and wrecks the truck, nothing could be worse than the lousy job he takes to pay Grampa back—except maybe putting up with the pastor’s daughter, Ella.

c. Lisa J Lickel and Shellie Neumeieir
September 1, 2011 From Black Lyon Publishing

Available on Amazon Kindle and Print and from the Publisher Bookstore
Banes and Noble Print and Nook


ISBN: 978-1-934912-39-3
Price: $16.95 paperback
Price: $.99 Ebook
Pages: 268 paperback

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Praise for A Summer in Oakville:

A Summer in Oakville transports readers deep into the soul of family. Lisa and Shellie have woven four unique stories into one heart-tugging narrative of reconciliation, love, forgiveness, and hope. It's hard to say who inspires me more. Tessa, Lindsay, Andy, and Art each bring their longings and unravel their secrets in a situation that ultimately ties them together as tightly as your family or mine. A very uplifting read!
Naomi Musch - author of the Empire in Pine series and Heart Not Taken

A Summer in Oakville is the vivid portrait of a fragmented family finding the faith to unite in an effort to save the land and life they thought they had lost. A wonderful story you might find a bit of yourself in.
Allan E. Ansorge author of the Bay Harbour stories

"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

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 the acclaimed series, 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.”
Author Tessa Stockton