Welcome to my tour stop for The Next Breath by Laurel Osterkamp. This is an adult contemporary and the tour runs November 17-28th with reviews, interviews & guest posts. Check out the tour schedule for all the posts.
The Next Breath, 313 pages
I kiss him, choosing love over honesty, which is a choice nobody should ever have to make…”
Robin loves sweet, responsible Nick, with his penchant for Beethoven and Ben Folds Five. But she also still loves her college boyfriend Jed, an irreverent playwright plagued with cystic fibrosis. Now Robin is struggling to reveal her secrets and confront her past, as she finally performs in the play that Jed wrote for her, eleven years ago. Will Robin have the strength to keep her promise and stay true to her heart?
Alternating between present-day scenes, college flashbacks, and segments from Jed’s play, this tear-jerking yet uplifting tale illustrates how life is finite but love is infinite, and the road to recovery begins with the next breath.
About the Author:
Laurel Osterkamp becomes very attached to her characters, and it’s hard for her to stop writing about them. The Holdout, November Surprise, Blue State, Campaign Promises, American Angst and The Next Breath all feature the Bricker family, as their stories continue. (But you can read any of these books in any order.)
You can find Laurel on Twitter but she needs to work on sending clever Tweets. A better idea is to follow her blog at www.laurelosterkamp.blogspot.com.
Laurel teaches in Minneapolis, MN, where she tries to stay warm, spend time with her two nearly perfect children and husband, and find the time to write. Her other novels are Following My Toes and Starring in the Movie of My Life. Visit her at www.laurelosterkamp.com.
PLEASE WELCOME LAUREL TO BOOKHOUNDS
1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
My father bought be a book of fairy tales. It wasn’t a picture book though, and I felt very grownup, reading a chapter book. Soon after that I moved onto Little House on the Prairie.
2. What are you reading right now?
Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little.
3. How does your garden grow?
If my garden grows at all, it’s despite me! People ask me how I have time to write, and I always tell them it’s because I don’t garden.
4. What is the last thing you Googled?
“Crested Gecko” – my son has one as a pet and we’re always looking up information to make sure we’re taking care of him right.
5. What makes you cringe?
I always cringe when my students don’t laugh at my jokes. I teach high school in a high-poverty district, and they can be a tough crowd