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Average rating: 3.42 · 1,296 ratings · 319 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Campaign Promises

3.12 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Looking For Ward

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November Surprise

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Following My Toes

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The Holdout

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The Next Breath

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Just Like the Brontë Sisters

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Skiing: My Fiction Versus My Reality


In Just Like the Brontë Sisters, sisters Jo Beth and Skylar are both expert skiers. I am NOT an expert skier. However, I like to follow that adage, write about what you know, and I do know a little something about skiing. I do have some real-life experience. But how does my skiing reality compare to my skiing fiction?
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The Holdout (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story. But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she’s not a survivor. Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh. Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again. Laurel Osterkamp’s award winning novels have been hailed as funny, intelligent, snarky and poignant. She is the author of four novels and two novellas, including the November Surprise series, which, like The Holdout, features the Bricker family. Laurel was recently on a federal jury, and she loves watching Survivor. Visit her at www.laurelosterkamp.com
Following My Toes (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Even if nobody else believes her, Faith knows she’s psychic. After all, she totally saw it coming when Peter, her boyfriend of two years, dumped her for her best friend. Heartbroken, Faith needs a new start. So when her good friend Carolyn suggests she move from Duluth to Minneapolis, Faith takes the plunge and embarks on a new adventure. But now her psychic powers are failing her. She has no idea who is behind the odd gifts left outside her door, or the weird phone messages. Faith believes in love, but knows she must solve the stalker mystery before she can trust any of the new men in her life. In the process she discovers that she has more to learn about life and following her instincts than she ever could have imagined
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I think Unger is such a good writer and I enjoyed this story. Parts of it were a bit slow and the ending lost steam, but Black Out delivered when it came to good psychological suspense with an unreliable narrator.
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Back To Us is an emotional romance that I highly recommend. It’s told in the first person POV; Jessica has had a hard life but she describes her struggles in a strong, warm voice. I understand that this is Roman’s first novel but reading it, I never ...more
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It was good, but I guess my expectations are too high. I loved Fault in Our Stars so much, and I was disappointed that this wasn't as good. I actually thought the plot was pretty ridiculous and I didn't like Margo at all, but John Green has such eloq ...more
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The Dead Days Journals is full of surprises, and from the first page I was intrigued. I’ve always been a sucker for post-apopalyptic YA, but this story is a lot more than that too. Of course survival, and what’s really important are major themes, jux ...more
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“If most of the time I felt like Jane Eyre, with “features so irregular and so marked… poor, obscure, plain, and little,” now I felt like the moon to her sun, borrowing her light so I could illuminate on my own.”
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Laurel Osterkamp Amy,
THANK YOU!!
That totally makes my day. I'll be excited to read your reviews on other books - sounds like you have great taste. :)


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Amy B I just finished "Looking For Ward" and loved it. I immediately downloaded your other books for my Kindle!


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