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17 September 2011

A Summer in Oakville--COTT Staff Releases a New Book!

COTT staff, Lisa Lickel, along with co-author, COTT champ Shellie Neumeier, have been celebrating since the recent release of their co-written novel. And we're celebrating with them!!

Congratulations, ladies!

Lisa has been with Clash of the Titles since it's inception in September of 2010. Other novels by Lisa include Meander Scar, Healing Grace, and The Gold Standard. Shellie Neumeier's young adult novel, Driven, won the COTT Blurb Battle of May 2011. We're proud of them both and honored to have them be part of the COTT family.

But today, we're featuring their latest accomplishment--A Summer in Oakville!


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.


""You'll be hooked from the first page of A SUMMER IN OAKVILLE. This novel grabs the senses and doesn't let go."
Award-winning novelist Carolyn Howard-Johnson

"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."
Author Allan E. Ansorge

"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!"
Author Naomi Dawn Musch

"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!"
Author Andrea Boeshaar

“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



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Item Reviewed: A Summer in Oakville--COTT Staff Releases a New Book! Rating: 5 Reviewed By: April Gardner