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A Summer in Oakville

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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 Callo ...more
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published (first published August 31st 2011)
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Tessa Stockton
Sep 01, 2011 Tessa Stockton rated it it was amazing
These are bittersweet tales of love and forgiveness.

Meet members of a family…Tessa, Lindsay, Andy, and Art, and how their lives are connected—not only by kith and kin, but individual and collective heartbreak. Their stories are unique and moving, their names forever etched in the memory lane of my heart.

I’m drawn to stories of forgiveness and A Summer in Oakville does not pale. It holds its own, brightly, in what’s an enchanted narrative woven together by four separate novellas, skillfully writt
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Penny Zeller
Sep 03, 2011 Penny Zeller rated it it was amazing
When I first heard about "A Summer in Oakville," I loved the concept of four characters in one book detailing their experiences and their lives. The plot intrigued me and I decided to read it. I'm glad I did!

Through vivid character portraits, the reader is introduced to family members Tessa, Lindsay, Andy, and Art. Each character's story is from a different and unique perspective.

Second chances and forgiveness are strong themes throughout the book and I love the twists and turns in Tessa's sto
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Valerie Comer
Jul 04, 2012 Valerie Comer rated it really liked it
One summer in Oakville, Tessa Murphy is estranged from her husband. It seems easier to play with fire when an old flame returns to town than reignite her marriage. But with Tessa’s aging parents about to lose the family farm due to what must certainly be a mix-up, she comes face to face with reality. What will she choose?

That same summer, Tessa’s daughter Lindsay, a recent college graduate, returns to Oakville and takes on the fight to save the family farm no matter what–or who–may stand in her
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Tracy Krauss
Aug 05, 2014 Tracy Krauss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The family farm is facing a crisis. Gram and Gramps owe thousands of dollars in taxes, their septic system needs an upgrade, and the town of Oakville is looking to expand onto their land. This is the backdrop for A Summer in Oakville, which is actually four stories from the point of view of four different family members. First there is Tess. Her marriage is floundering and the re-entrance of an old flame accentuates her apparent mid-life crisis. Her daughter Lindsay is determined to fight for th ...more
Lindi Peterson
Jan 02, 2012 Lindi Peterson rated it really liked it
A Summer in Oakville is a sweet read. It's one overall story, told from 4 different points of view. Each POV character has their own story going on during the overall story. It was very different and fun. I really enjoyed seeing the main thread through the different view points. Then each character had a love/life lesson to learn themselves.
If you like real stories about real people, read this novel.
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Lisa Lickel is a Wisconsin writer who lives with her husband in a hundred and sixty-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. A complete list of her novels: mysteries, award-winning romance and children’s books, and contemporary fiction can be found on her website. She writes newspaper features, short stories, magazine articles and radio theater. An avid book reviewer and blogger, freela ...more
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