Tag : Florence Osmund

They Called Me Margaret by Florence Osmund

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedintumblrmailby feather

They Called Me Margaret

by Florence Osmund

Know More

Margaret Manning has spent the better part of her life conforming to the expectations of other people—first her father, then her husband. To break from this tradition, she becomes a writer of cozy mysteries and is in the process of living out her dream of opening her own bookstore—The Indie Book Nook—featuring self-published authors. But when she perceives her husband is behaving similarly to some of the unscrupulous characters in her books, she fears that she will lose him or—maybe even worse—that she is losing her mind.

While abandonment is nothing new to Margaret—she hasn’t seen or heard from her mother since she was six years old—the fear of losing her husband is devastating. As she struggles to find the strength to mend her shattered marriage, she must also cope with her obscure health issues, her daughter’s precarious behavior, a disingenuous neighbor, and an unpredictable mother-in-law.

Who in her life is a friend and who is more of a foe is not always apparent, and it’s up to Margaret to figure it all out.




A Word from the Author

Author Florence OsmundCozy mystery writer Margaret Manning thinks her husband may be mimicking the behavior of some of the shadier characters in her books, even though he claims to have never read any of them. When several pieces of her jewelry go missing, she wonders if he’s responsible for it or if she’s losing her mind. When her world becomes complicated with health issues and the unsettling actions of friends and family, her dream of opening a bookstore for indie authors begins to crumble
along with the promise for a happier life.

After creating the perfect writing environment for my fictional character Margaret Manning, I got to thinking about my own work environment—my condo on the thirteenth floor of a downtown Chicago high-rise paled in comparison. So after living there for twenty-one years, I sold my condo and bought this charming lake home fifty miles north of the City, close to the Wisconsin border. Huge change for this city girl, but couldn’t be happier.

(Florence Osmund, February 2018)

Click here to visit the author’s page

Get It

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Amazon Australia

Tweet

 


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

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedintumblrmailby feather

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

Boxed Set Daughters The Coach House by Florence Osmund

 

Know More

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.

A Word from the Author

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)

Click here to visit the author’s page

Get It

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Tweet

tweet daughters the coach house boxed set by florence osmund

 


Red Clover by Florence Osmund

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditlinkedintumblrmailby feather

Red Clover is a Literary Fiction novel by Florence Osmund

Red Clover by Florence Osmund

 

Know More

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.

A Word from the Author

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)

Click here to visit the author’s page

Get It

Amazon USA

Amazon UK

Amazon Canada

Book Depository (FREE Worldwide Delivery)

Tweet

Tweet Red Clover by Florence Osmund

 


Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Google PlusVisit Us On Pinterest