Category : Literary Fiction

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The Coach House and Daughters (Boxed Set) by Florence Osmund

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The Coach House and Daughters are  Literary/Historical Fiction novels by Florence Osmund

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THE COACH HOUSE: It’s 1940’s Chicago, and newlyweds Marie and Richard Marchetti have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers his involvement in a corrupt underworld that compels her to run for her life. Fate draws her to Atchison, Kansas which she believes is a safe refuge and perfect place to start over. But Marie quickly learns that she has never been out of Richard’s purview, and while his threatening attempts to win her back cause turmoil in her life, it’s the discovery of her real father and his heritage that affect her more than Richard ever could.

DAUGHTERS: Marie prepares for the first visit with her father and his family. She worries about how her life is about to change and what she will learn about her own identity. A great deal happens during Marie’s visit, and in her search for peace and truth in her life, she quickly learns that disparate lives can converge and interact in profound and surprising ways.

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Author Florence Osmund

My first attempt at writing a novel resulted in a manuscript of over 180,000 words–twice the recommended length. I was told I had to do two things to make it marketable–turn it into two books, and provide enough detail in the scenes to allow the readers to feel as though they were actually there (apparently I had written the whole story from a bird’s eye view). I followed this excellent advice, and that’s when “The Coach House” and “Daughters” were born. The books I eventually published were definitely an improvement over the first draft, but still I had a lot more to learn about writing fiction. I’m happy to say that I have gained significant insight into the writing craft since then…and I hope that never stops.
(Florence Osmund, 19th May 2016)

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Red Clover by Florence Osmund

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Red Clover is a Literary Fiction novel by Florence Osmund

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Lee Winekoop suffered a childhood fraught with criticism and isolation. Now twenty-six, confused and emotionally bankrupt, he leaves his dysfunctional upper-class family to find his true self. In pursuit of cultivating a meaningful life for himself, Lee discovers a world poles apart from the one he had left behind and an assortment of unforgettable characters to go with it. But just when things start falling into place, a well-intentioned domestic servant divulges an alarming family secret that causes Lee to question who he is and where he’s going.

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Author Florence Osmund

I have had a number of people say to me about “Red Clover” that they would like to see it made into a movie. Some of them have even identified the actors who they think would be good in the various roles. Of course comments like this are music to an author’s ears, even if I know that the likelihood of that happening is very low. That said, Octavia Spencer would have to play Shaneta. I just wouldn’t have it any other way.
(Florence Osmund, 19th May 2016)

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Catch the Moon, Mary by Wendy Waters

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Catch the Moon, Mary is a novel by Wendy Waters

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A magical story about a gifted, vulnerable girl who is both saved and damned by an angel who falls in love with her music and claims it in a devilish pact. With Mary in his thrall, he ruthlessly kills all those who threaten his grand plan to bring Mary to Carnegie Hall where her talent will be hailed as supreme.

Ghost story, horror story, thriller, fantasy, fairy tale noir. Catch The Moon, Mary defies classification in its originality and exuberance.

Award winning author, singer and lyricist, Wendy Waters writes prose that soars with breath-taking beauty.




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Author Wendy Waters

Catch the Moon, Mary began as a philosophy when I was volunteering my services as a singing teacher at a Salvation Army Crisis Centre for homeless youth in inner-city Sydney. I was overwhelmed by the stories these young people told me –tales of physical, sexual and mental abuse drove them onto the streets where they’d rather take their chances with strangers and hunger than risk violent episodes at home. I’ve always had a strong connection with the unseen world – visits from spirits, sprites and angels and my conversations with them have been and remain positive and supportive. Their focus is never on my mundane daily struggles but on my aspirations and goals and how best to achieve them. I began working with these young people the same way, redirecting conversations about the past to a focus on their personal strengths and an attainable future given commitment and timely support. We couldn’t change the past but the future was unwritten.
I began writing Catch the Moon, Mary at this time. Mary Granger is a child prodigy – a shy, awkward musical genius suffering abuse and ridicule at the hands of her father and her peers at school. To escape her sad reality Mary disappears into her music and the imaginary worlds it gives rise to. One night her melody attracts an angel who offers protection, love and a guarantee of fame. She readily accepts. But as the years peel away Mary realises the angel has fallen from grace and is using her music to reconnect with God. Once again Mary is being abused by someone she should have been able to trust and the only way she can find personal freedom is to break her contract with him and pursue her own path. My philosophy is that each of us must nurture our soul’s highest reach. No-one can clear the path for you, not even an angel. Part of life’s unfolding journey is the discovery of your own strength and mastery. Decent angels and decent human beings will take your hand from time to time but the journey towards self-realisation is a solitary one taken in the sight of God.
(Wendy Waters, 10th May 2016)

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