Thank you for stopping at my spot on the November Surprise Tour and Giveaway. This Online Book Tour is brought to you by Reading Addiction Blog Tours. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review on the book, Laurel Osterkamp, a small bio from her. Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this book.
Chick Lit / Womens Fiction
Title: November Surprise
Author: Laurel Osterkamp
Date Published: 8/2012
For Lucy Jones, the distinction between love and politics is hazy at best. Both can be all-consuming, and either can lead to a heart-breaking loss or an exhilarating win. Whatever the case, if you’re seen as a loser, you probably are one. Lucy first learns this lesson in 1988, when she’s a shy girl, battling a high school bully and rooting for Dukakis. Through the years Lucy will experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as she makes the choices that define her. Meanwhile, she also struggles to define her relationship with Monty, who comes in and out of her life like the changes in public opinion. Is Monty simply a one-night stand, a kindred spirit, or the love of her life? And by 2008, can he offer her a change to believe in?
Over the course of twenty years and six presidential elections, Lucy grows and adjusts with the times. Filled with snarky political and pop-culture references, November Surprise is about the journey we take to believe in a candidate, in love, and in ourselves.
November Surprise is a companion piece to Campaign Promises, which is free on Amazon. They can be read in either order. Both have a liberal slant.
Laurel Osterkamp was a comedy writer in Minneapolis before she began writing novels.
Her first novel, Following My Toes, has been a Kindle best seller and won the 2008
Indie Excellence Award for Chick Lit. Starring in the Movie of My Life received honors
in the 2011 Indie Excellence Awards for Chick Lit, and in the 2011 International Book
Awards for Women’s Fiction and Young Adult Lit. Both books are indie approved at
indiereader.com. She currently teaches high school, and is working on her next book,
which is inspired by her recent jury duty.
November Surprise was a quick read but held my interest to the end. I really liked that the book started with Lucy being 17 and in high school in 1988 and so interested in the presidential elections. She was very smart about the men running for president for someone so young. I like that the story went through to the last elections. Going through every four years brought back many memories for me, it was like going back in time thinking about my life and what I was doing at the time. I liked reading about Lucy’s struggles but also the friendships that held on throughout her life.
I think that anyone who reads this would like the twist and turns Lucy life takes. I think you will find the story light and entertaining. Pick up a copy today! Or enter below to win an e-copy of November Surprise.
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