Featured Selection: Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund

Featured Selection: Nineteen Hundred Days by Florence Osmund Purchase:

    This story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you guessing all the way through the book.

    When twelve-year-old Ben’s parents don’t come home from work one day, he doesn’t know what to think—they’ve shown a lack of responsibility before, but nothing like this.

    His six-year-old sister Lucy is more scared than he is and clings to him for support. Unwittingly fearful of the police and Child Protective Services, the children don’t want to end up in foster homes and will do anything to avoid being separated.

    Their journey—fraught with obstacles and people who may not have their best interests at heart—plays a significant role in building Ben’s character and eventually determining his fate.

     

    About Florence Osmund:

    After a long career working in corporate America, Florence Osmund retired to write novels.

    “I strive to craft stories that contain thought-provoking plots, and characters with depth and complexity–particularly ones that challenge readers to survey their own values,” Osmund states.

    As an author who likes to help new and aspiring writers get started, Florence developed a website that offers substantial advice on crafting stories, getting self-published, promoting books, and more.

    Osmund currently resides on a serene lake in northern Illinois where she is working on her next novel.

    Review by Kathy Rubenstein:

    This story grabs you from the beginning and keeps you guessing all the way through the book. I love how Florence weaves tales and incorporates local color and places.

    A boy placed in a seemingly impossible situation and how he handled it.

    No child should be in that situation but he adapted and grew.

    Very well written from a boy’s point of view. Truly loved it especially the ending.