Summer Up!

A Novel

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Pub Date 24 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2022
Darcie Rowan PR, Christian Faith Publishing

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Heart-Warming Summertime Historical Novel Focuses on a Tween Boy, a Guardian Angel & a Quaint New York Village That Needs Spirit


The last day of school had finally arrived, and summer break was on. With it came the promise of two and a half months of sun-drenched, fun-filled freedom. There were summer camps, summer trips, summer sports, summer foods, and summer nights to look forward to—to say nothing of summer afternoons hanging out at the town pool or the teenage art of sleeping in. But not every day was all fun and games for Charlie Riverton and his friends. During that memorable summer of ’75, they faced a protracted battle for turf rights in their own backyards.

It wasn’t easy, and they took their lumps along the way. But they stuck together and stood up for themselves. With helpful guidance from a heavenly friend, their shoulders grew a little broader and an unforgettable new chapter was written into Briarcliff Manor folklore.

Come join Charlie, Sky, and the whole cast from the previous bestselling book, A Gift Most Rare on a summer-long, fun-filled, coming of age adventure.

Tom Leihbacher resides in his hometown of Briarcliff Manor, New York. He and his wife are active in community and church activities. In addition to membership at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, he enjoys dining at the local restaurants, spending time at his family home on Cape Cod, and taking long, daily walks with his rescue dog, The Gipper. His first novel A Gift Most Rare was published in October of 2020. Summer Up! is the sequel. There are two more books under development in this four-part series.

Please visit www.tomleihbacher.com for more information


Heart-Warming Summertime Historical Novel Focuses on a Tween Boy, a Guardian Angel & a Quaint New York Village That Needs Spirit


The last day of school had finally arrived, and summer break was on...


Advance Praise

Summer Up! is a God-honoring fun-ride set in Smalltown, USA, during the summer of 1975. It’s a wonderful sequel to A Gift Most Rare and comes with a timely message and a wholesome spiritual uplift. —Kevin Sorbo, Actor, Director, Producer


Tom Leihbacher has done it again. Picking up where A Gift Most Rare left off, he wove a fun, coming of age summer tale that mixes The Wonderful World of Disney with a dose of Home Alone and a dash of Field of Dreams. —Martha Higgins Ferguson


 I didn’t think Tom could best himself with this tale of lively young buys during a sun kissed summer, but he did! – Karen Smith, Historian, Briarcliff Manor


Summer Up! is a God-honoring fun-ride set in Smalltown, USA, during the summer of 1975. It’s a wonderful sequel to A Gift Most Rare and comes with a timely message and a wholesome spiritual uplift...


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A great book that will take you back to the days of your youth a the anticipation of the long, carefree days of summer.

However, not every day can be perfect as we know and our characters are presented with real life events and must make character decisions. A growing up story that teaches decision making skills.

Highly recommend. Loved it as an adult. Great for teens and preteens as well.

Beatifully written.

Recommend

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Summer Up!
A Novel
by Tom Leihbacher
Pub Date 24 Jun 2022
Darcie Rowan PR, Christian Faith Publishing
Christian | Teens & YA




I am reviewing a copy of Summer Up through Darcie Rowan, PR, Christian Faith Publishing and Netgalley:




The Last Day of School had finally arrived, summer break was on. And with Summer break came the promise of two and a half months of sun-drenched, fun-filled freedom. There were summer camps, summer trips, summer sports, summer foods, and summer nights to look forward to—to say nothing of summer afternoons hanging out at the town pool or the teenage art of sleeping in. But not every day was all fun and games for Charlie Riverton and his friends. During that memorable summer of ’75, they faced a protracted battle for turf rights in their own backyards.





It wasn’t easy, they had struggles along the way But they stuck together and stood up for themselves. With helpful guidance from a heavenly friend, their shoulders grew a little broader and an unforgettable new chapter was written into Briarcliff Manor folklore.





Come join Charlie, Sky, and the whole cast from the previous bestselling book, A Gift Most Rare on a summer-long, fun-filled, coming of age adventure.



I give Summer Up five out of five stars!


Happy Reading!

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