Welcome to Haven-on-the-Lake! A lively little island town filled with close-knit families, long-time friends, sweet romance, and deep, rich history. And Mayor Ruby Irish is committed to keeping it this way. Even as a deadly pandemic sweeps across the globe.
Ruby Irish did everything right. She shut down the airport, closed the docks, and isolated her people from others, long before the nation's government had the foresight (or guts) to do so. And for the last six months, Haven has sheltered in one united place, with no need for masks, social distancing, or fear.
As the Haveners prepare to spend their first-ever summer without tourists, they're blindsided with the news that they have to open their docks to virus survivors. And because these Survivors are supposedly non-contagious, there will be no restrictions. All visitors will be free to interact as they did before the illness hit. This first official "Immunity Community" has been created by the government to satisfy restless protesters, jump-start the economy, and serve as a beacon of hope that life can and will be normal again.
But, to the Haveners, life is about to change. And they're not sure they'll survive the Survivors.
In this first installment of the Haven-on-the-Lake series, author Quinley Dixon navigates the complicated new reality of contemporary fiction: that we're now living in a pandemic world. Yet she still finds a way to give us a light summer island read, filled with charm, wit, history, and love. In this fast-paced, info-packed prequel, you'll meet the Haveners -- a feisty, fun, fascinating group who is fiercely loyal to their island...and to each other. Which is why they'll risk their lives to stay.
Think of this novella as the first episode of your new favorite Netflix series...with the rest of the story coming this summer and fall!
WELCOME TO HAVEN-ON-THE-LAKE!
(No masks required.)
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About the Author
Quinley Dixon has worked in the realm of contemporary writing for her entire career as a journalist, blogger, and full-time humor writer of nearly 20,000 greeting cards for one of the "big two" card companies. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from Michigan State University and lives in Rochester Hills, Michigan, with her two teenage sons, two dogs...and several geese and deer families that frequent their yard. This is her first published novel of many more soon to come.