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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Sheltered in Haven
Sheltered in Haven is a timely story that draws you in. You want to be on this picturesque island with its residents, especially with a mayor like Ruby, and her dynamic family and their friendships. How will the intrusion of their island affect all involved? It keeps you hanging for more! Marsha Horshok
Love the characters.
Totally and instantaneously immersed amongst a fabulous setting with lovely characters.