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Second Chances Book Excerpt!

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Book: Second Chances

Author: Ronald Osgood

Genre: Fiction

Release date: September 12, 2022

Abigail never knew her mother, so her father is her world. Though she’s missed having a woman’s influence, she wants to grow up and be like her father–a veterinarian.


But then one summer it all changed.


It’s not what happens to you that counts, but how you deal with it. And Fred, as her dad calls her, deals with a lot.


Taking what her father and new faith has taught her, she uses her gifts of compassion and empathy to help a young girl in a desperate situation.  But this time, it could cost her more than compassionate tears over an injured animal. It could cost her…her life!

Book Excerpt

Invading his space, she took her stance. “What are you doing?” While stepping away from the sheriff, Daddy raised his tone. “I’m raising my daughter the way I see fit, that’s what I’m doing!” “Well, keeping jailbirds around the house and letting her skip school is a fine way of raising a twelve-year-old girl, let me just say!”He turned his head toward the county bus as the inmates were forming a line to get onboard. “They’re not jailbirds, they’re inmates and trusted ones at that! It won’t hurt her to see the world either. Even if it is from the passenger seat of my service truck.” He put his hands on his hips and dug in his heels as he stared back at her.Clenching her mouth tight, she stepped back while observing his casual approach to her concern. “I knew this wasn’t going to work. And she’s paying the price for your stubbornness! Why won’t you just let me raise her until she’s of age?” She pointed her finger at him and ignored the sheriff and his deputies.

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About the Author

Ronald Osgood was born in St. Peterburg, FL. At age five he moved with his family to Tennessee. He joined the Marines and married his high school sweetheart. After serving his country and receiving an honorable discharge, he and his wife returned home to start a family. Then Jesus called him, and he responded. He is a simple man with a simple plan. He serves his Lord, loves his wife and kids, and writes stories concerning issues he’s passionate about. The Bible is a fascinating book of the human spirit. It guides him along his journey in life. It is the basis for this book and has inspired him to achieve what he once thought was unachievable. His hope for his sons, Augustus and Abrahm, is that they will grow to be fathers to their children that he never had.