Although the story is a work of fiction, the basic story line is based very much on the history of the author's paternal grandparents who immigrated to America during the early part of the 20th century from central Europe, and in time settled in a lovely community in Wisconsin.
Attempting to persuasively illustrate the philosophy which generally promotes a fuller and more meaningful life -- and which, incidentally, has been wholeheartedly embraced by five generations of Mrs. DiMare's family - The Lake Geneva Chronicles is a loving tribute to the sacredness of family, the rare beauty of genuine friendship, the love of God and country, the utter baseness of child abuse in any form, and the profound importance that Freedom and Democracy continue to play in our greatly troubled world. No less relevant is the honor justly paid to the sublime gifts of Music, Art, and Literature, since it is these nurturing entities that perennially spring forth from the creative artistic spirit to enrich the spirits of others.
For far too many years now this country's statisticians, poll-takers, and political pundits have been assuring us that the "traditional family" is becoming extinct. Although there is significant factual evidence to support this foreboding statement, the author's own optimistic nature believes that the pendulum of positive change is about to swing the other way.
Though this story frequently touches upon such controversial issues as religion, politics, and human sexuality, from its genesis it has striven to reach a more rarified frontier of thinking that is basically spiritual in nature, where one is gently reminded of what it means to be thoroughly human.
The Lake Geneva Chronicles stands as an exuberant celebration of the infinite intricacies involved within the age-old art of living and loving.... It remains, quite simply, a humble gift for whomever may choose to partake.