THE COACH HOUSE
Newlyweds Marie Marchetti and her husband Richard have the perfect life together. Or at least it seems until Marie discovers his involvement with people and activities that make her run for her life.
Fate draws her to Atchison, Kansas, where she rents a coach house apartment tucked away behind a three-story Victorian home that she believes is a safe refuge and perfect place to start over. Richard isn’t about to let her go so easily and continues to seduce her into his world, yet it is the discovery of her real father and his surprising heritage that changes Marie’s life more than Richard ever could.
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Copyright © 2012
The Coach House is a 2012 B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree.
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Testimonials from Professional Book Reviewers
The Coach House is a superbly written book. It will leave the reader thinking about relationships, adversity, independence and growth, and prejudices.
This book is not only thought evoking but also a genuine pleasure to read.
The Coach House is a great book for anyone who likes reading triumph over adversity stories.
I found much to like in The Coach House. All the characters were unique, rich, and well-rounded. The dialog itself was crisp and telling, and Osmund did a wonderful job of building suspense and moving the story along. The characters, both male and female, were utterly believable and the story line so unique. I really enjoyed the time I spent reading it.
--Ray Paul, Windy City Reviews
The Coach House is a beautifully written story of the immediate years following WWII. Osmund skillfully interweaves musical interludes throughout her characters' experiences, quoting songs form the post war era - lyrics that so perfectly fit the young couple's thoughts at the moment. This book is a love story, a chapter in our history, a picture of divergent cultures, and a strong female character's journal. I strongly recommend this book for readers aged 16 and over who want a true look at this time period and all that it encompassed. Five Stars!
Review by Needles and Pens, Terry Palardy
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