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 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.
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.
After a long career in the corporate world, Florence Osmund retired to write novels. "I strive to write literary fiction and endeavor to craft stories that challenge readers to survey their own beliefs and values," Osmund states. Florence’s website www.florenceosmund.com offers substantial advice for new and aspiring writers including how to begin the project, writing techniques, building an author platform, book promotion and more. Florence lives on tranquil Lake Miltmore in northern Illinois, where she continues to write novels.
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