It’s 1972 and a seismic clash-of-cultures is rattling northern California. In the redneck town of Trinity Springs, rumors of hippies migrating up from San Francisco have residents bracing for an invasion. When Italian-American hometown boy and Berkeley graduate Sid Jackson is busted for growing pot on his deceased parents’ farm, locals suspect the assault has begun.
Will a crazy deferral program devised by the sheriff keep Sid out of prison? Or will a house full of eccentric strangers, a passionate love interest, and demons from his past be his undoing? A “disarmingly appealing” tale of discrimination, transformation and restoration, Freaks is bursting with intrigue, drama, comic relief and romance. Reviewers agree this five-star, coming-of-age classic “very much reflects the attitude and mood of the times.”
So find a spot to mellow out and enjoy rambunctious 70’s hippie fiction at its best!
“This coming of age story will draw the reader right in. Teresa Neumann demonstrates how much she values relationships in her writing … a precious skill. I held my breath all the way through to the final few pages. Five stars!” — The San Francisco Book Review
“As it relates to the complicated clash of culture and counterculture, Freaks acts as an authentic, strongly Seventies book. Northern California works as a strong presence in the novel that is vivid and omnipresent, but never overwhelming. Sure to intrigue and entertain, Freaks will have its digs in you before you realize how involved you’ve become.” — The Manhattan Book Review
Based on a true story, Bianca’s Vineyard follows a devoted family of strong-willed men and lion-hearted women waging an epic battle during WWII against a gathering storm intent on destroying their lives.
“Striking, poignant. A beautifully descriptive piece of historical fiction based on the true story of one family’s history, focusing on one of the most pivotal moments of the twentieth century. The plot twists and turns with all of the provocative intrigue of family lore, but never fails to delight. Pour a glass of (Italian) wine and enjoy!” — The Portland Review
Domenico’s Table, the sequel to Bianca’s Vineyard, is a riveting postwar adventure loosely based on the life of Domenico Sacchelli, a charming proprietor, chef extraordinaire, and gregarious cousin to the Bertozzis of Tuscany. When a sassy American joins a former German soldier and his stoic granddaughter for a reunion at Domenico’s holiday rental in Italy, sparks fly. For love to kindle, bitter memories and closely guarded secrets must be surrendered–but bigotry, suspicion, and fear stand in the way. With the help of a handsome Italian tour guide, time, truth, and a miracle will determine if love prevails.
“Neumann magnificently outlines and defines the evils of war and the chilling effects it has on families. With a climax you do not expect, Domenico’s Table is the perfect novel for those who enjoy a good read involving love, food, and the other side — in other words, the German side — of World War II.” — The Portland Review