Lemonade Summer by Cecelia Assunto s a heart-warming story of how a ten-year-old girl and a seventy-year-old great-aunt turn a lemon of a summer into a sweet, life-long memory. Andrea and her great-aunt Charlotte begin their summer on a bitter note. But after a few missteps—and a bit of mystery—they somehow manage to build a bond of respect, and by summer’s end, a sweet and endearing relationship is born. Lemonade Summer will keep the young ladies turning the pages and perhaps spark a new perspective and appreciation for family.
About the Author and Illustrator: Cecelia Assunto has enjoyed writing and drawing for as long as she can remember. Growing up was full of words and doodles. As a teenager, she wrote for her school newspaper. Later she began writing poems, skits, and Bible studies. Throughout her adult years, she could always be found decorating for Vacation Bible School or working on an arts and crafts projects. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for fifty-five years and counting. They are a bit famous among locals for their Christmas yard decorations. Over the past few years, Cecelia began authoring and illustrating children’s books like the one you hold now. Cecelia and her husband have been blessed with three wonderful children, five grown grandsons, and a beautiful granddaughter-in-law.