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They Called Me Margaret

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Cozy 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 ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 31st 2018 by Florence Osmund Books
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Margaret is a cozy mystery author on the path to opening up her bookstore/coffee shop. Lately, things have begun to disappear, and all around her things seem off. At first, she assumes it is her husband playing out her books, making her feel like she is losing it. What is going on?

Margaret is on a path that is strange. She is burdened with an ailing mother in law, her own mother who left her and now reappears, strange acting neighbors, and a less than steady home life with her husband and daught
Steph Warren
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

This is an unusual book, as it seems to flow between genres and styles as the story progresses. We start with a typical mystery setup of mysterious things happening to our title character, and then the disappearance of a neighbour. Gradually the suspense tone lightens as we meet a motley of friends and family with comedic potential – the bitter mother-in-law, the adult daughter out
Edward Lee
Overall dry and dull

This book is not totally boring but it's not exactly thrilling either. While the plot is actually quite exciting, the story, as written, is shallow. Over and over the reader is subjected to dull, repetitive descriptions and a main character who has crying meltdowns at least twice a chapter. (Ok - I did not actually count the crying meltdowns but it definitely became tiresome.) Margaret is also so irritatingly self-,absorbed it is difficult
to get past her facade and focus on t
Barbara Dzikowski
In her most recent work, THEY CALLED ME MARGARET, Florence Osmund has proven herself to be an adept master at plotting. Told through the lens of main character, Margaret, this novel is jam-packed with many twists and turns (and unanswered questions) all tightly woven together to make it a real page-turner. Margaret is a tenacious, complicated character with a complicated past and a frustrating cast of characters in her present, including a baffling husband, an erratic daughter, and a busy-body n ...more
3 I guess

This book is tricky to rate as my feelings are mixed. It was somewhat difficult to read because the character was confusing and jumping to odd conclusions but it turns out there was some intention there. But she was difficult to bond with. The blurb in about needs to be worked on as it reveals things too far into the book. But in a way I suspect it succeeded at its intention.
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
The characters never made sense. They didn't seem to follow any real motive or goal. The main character's problems are explained but her husband and neighbors make no sense. And why do we never hear from Lance? Very odd. But I finished it! If I had totally hated it, I sure would not have done that.
Karen Johnson
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!!
What a great story. The author was right on the money! I was intrigued and actually lost sleep, as I was reading well into the night on several occasions. I became to involved with Margaret's life, I was thinking of her situation while at work, (don't tell my boss) Thank you Florence Osmund for yet another great book!
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author establishes depth for the character of Margaret. This allows the reader to understand and relate to the character nicely. The book flows and reads easily with many struggles and lessons learned as Margaret finds her strength and self-worth. This is an interesting and insightful read.
molly benson
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating book

This book was engrossing from beginning to end. There were so many twists and turns, I could hardly wait to pick it up and read the next part. I even learned something about the main characters disease, which I had never heard of. Very well written.
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Margaret is a complicated character with a complicated past, with a husband that may be trying to drive her crazy, a daughter that has her own problems, and a busy-body neighbor. Loved her mother in law
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was like I walked into the middle of something and didn’t know exactly what was going on so I waited politely to see if I would get it. My mind went all different directions and I never quite figured out what was going on with Margaret and why. I guess just a day in the life.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
A good read with a lot of character development. Some parts are laugh out loud funny and others were sad. A lot happens in Margarets life, yet she's a tough one through it all.
Mary Aversano
Just Ok

I ended up skipping a lot of the book so I could find out what happened. It was, to me, an odd book
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We are proud to announce that THEY CALLED ME MARGARET by Florence Osmund is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite a few twists and turns!

I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting. It had a not so much expected ending. I will read more from this author!
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was an interesting read and gave an insight about how some authors think.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking

An unusual story line, but still very readable. I read this in two sittings as I really wanted to find out the ending.
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After more than three decades of working in a business career, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. Her notable website is dedicated primarily to helping new authors—offering advice she wishes she had received before starting her first novel. All of Osmund's novels have earned the BRAG Medallion, an honor awarded to less than 15% of books submitted. She currently resides on a tranquil lake in ...more