• Twenty years
• Six presidential elections
• Two brothers
• One consuming love affair
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 stunning victories and agonizing defeats 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.
|New Political Romance from Award-Winning Author, Laurel Osterkamp
|Award-winning author of
Following My Toes
Best Chick-Lit, 2008,
Indie Excellence Book Awards
Starring in the Movie of My Life
2011 Award-winning finalist:
National Indie Excellence Book
International Book Awards
(Women's Fiction and
Young Adult Fiction)
"Short and sweet, Osterkamp
creates a world of politics and
high school memories that meld
together to form a novella that
-– Keri English, Indiereader.com
"Laurel Osterkamp has another
winner with the novella,
Campaign Promises. Lucy Jones'
life is defined by significant
moments in politics, from her
first crush to her high school
reunion, and a few more big
events in between."
-– Ashley, Mybookfetish.com
"Bravo to Laurel Osterkamp for yet
another chick-lit title that charms the
reader, and leaves us rooting for Lucy and
Monty as if they were friends of our own."
--Keri English, Indiereader.com
"The main character is very likable, the
author's writing style striking a satisfying
balance between humor and intensity. If
you enjoy political novels with a touch of
romance, you'll certainly enjoy this one."
---Jennifer, Amazon customer
"The story sucked me in and I fell in love
with Lucy's character, identifying with her
immensely. Lucy is witty, honest,
well-meaning, and adorably flawed.
Osterkamp's craft in writing description
and dialogue is outstanding. Also,
Osterkamp's gift of drawing in other pop
culture details really makes the novel
---Tess, Amazon customer