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Praise for Laurel's Books

The Standout:

  • A 2015 Kindle Scout Winner!

  • "I just have one word for it: AMMMMAAAZZZING!"

  • "I loved how Laurel Osterkamp wove plot lines from famous ballets into the overriding mystery of the book...Her most suspenseful novel to date!" ---Pamela Fagin Hutchins, award-winning, bestselling author of the Katie &Annalise series.


The Next Breath:

  • Honorable Mention!  - 2015 RONE AWARDS (Women's Fiction)

  •  "A thought-provoking tale that evokes many emotions!" ---InD'Tale Magazine (5 Stars!)

  • "Brought me to tears!" ---Reader's Favorite Reviews (5 Stars!)

  • "Osterkamp's latest novel combines romance with issues of life and death." ---San Francisco Book Review (5 Stars!)


The Holdout:

  • One of the Best Books of 2014! ---Indie Reader

  • "Compelling entertainment, like an episode of reality TV." ---Kirkus Reviews

  • "Well-written and smart!" ---San Francisco Book Review

  • "A fun, hard-to-put-down read, and fans of chick lit will definitely enjoy it!" ---Indie Reader

November Surprise:

  • "Well developed and spotlessly executed...a chick-lit title that charms the reader, and leaves us rooting for Lucy and Monty as if they were friends of our own."

  • "If you are looking for a wonderful romantic story with a political theme, one that parallels and encompasses politics with relationships, then November Surprise is the one for you!" ---Jersey Girl Book Review

  • "Even if you aren't into politics don't be afraid to grab this book, as it's a lovely romance read...Fab book!" ----Chick Lit Plus

  • "It was like a diary with a theme; the people were so realistic and what Lucy went through was something that just about any person can relate to." ----Wonderland Reviews

Starring in the Movie of My Life:

  • Award Winning Finalist, Indie Excellence Awards and International Book Awards

  • "A riveting romance and drama. Highly recommended."  ---MidwestBook Review

  • "Two stories collide in this novel that deals with acceptance, love and revenge."  ---4-Star RT Rating

  • "Osterkamp uses powerful interweaving story techniques as she leads the reader down a path that twists and turns for pages aplenty... well written and a quick, enjoyable read." ---USA Today Books/Indie Reader

  • "This is one of those rare reads I come across where I'm so enthralled from the first page that I can't stop reading and nothing else gets done until the book is finished." --Ashley Williams, MyBookFetish



Following MyToes:

  • Winner! Indie Excellence Awards (chick lit category)

  • "A wonderful story of learning to forgive yourself and others, trusting your instincts and not giving up... a great read. ---Muse BookReviews

  • "Author Ms. Osterkamp has penned a tale that is pure delight and will touch the reader on many emotional levels."     -----Love Romances

  • "Following My Toes connects the reader to the feeling of chatting with a close friend." ---TCM Reviews

  • "Osterkamp's background as a comedy writer is readily apparent with the nice balance between the humor and the serious."

  • "Faith's realization of her faults and that she is more than everyone thinks she is, makes a very good story." --Coffee Time Romance (


  • *Short-listed for the Sophie King fiction prize.


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