Following My Toes

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Even if nobody believes her, Faith Emerson knows she's psychic. After all, she totally saw it coming when Peter, her boyfriend of two years, dumped her for her best friend.

Heartbroken, Faith needs a fresh start. So when her good friend Carolyn suggests she move from Duluth to Minneapolis, Faith takes the plunge and embarks on a new adventure. However, Faith soon learns things don't always go as planned when she's forced to deal with a coffee shop customer from hell, a bruised ...

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Overview

Even if nobody believes her, Faith Emerson knows she's psychic. After all, she totally saw it coming when Peter, her boyfriend of two years, dumped her for her best friend.

Heartbroken, Faith needs a fresh start. So when her good friend Carolyn suggests she move from Duluth to Minneapolis, Faith takes the plunge and embarks on a new adventure. However, Faith soon learns things don't always go as planned when she's forced to deal with a coffee shop customer from hell, a bruised tailbone, a phone-sex operator roommate, a freeloading younger sister, her parents' taxidermy convention, and a new love interest who may be stalking her. Yet every time Faith tries to rely on her perceptive abilities, friends or family accuse her of being self-involved.

Faith believes in love, but knows she must solve the stalker mystery before she can trust any of the new men in her life. In the process she discovers that she has more to learn about following her heart and following her instincts than she ever imagined.

Following My Toes is a tale of love and forgiveness, told with humor and a fresh, innovative voice!

Laurel Osterkamp has been a comedy writer for Minneapolis performance groups over the last seven years. She currently teaches creative writing to high school students, and lives in Minneapolis with her husband and son. This is her first novel.

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Editorial Reviews

Coffeetimeromance.com
"A very good story."
June 2006
LoveRomances.com
"Author Ms. Osterkamp has penned a tale that is pure delight and will touch the reader on many emotional levels."
June 2006
Muse Book Reviews
"A wonderful story of learning to forgive yourself and others, trusting your instincts and not giving up when everything seems hopeless... a great read."
July 2006
TCM Reviews
"Following My Toes connects the reader to the feeling of chatting with a close friend."
June 2006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933826271
  • Publisher: PMI Books
  • Publication date: 4/23/2006
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    A good read

    I was really into this book until the end. I was disappointed there wasn't more on the romance side at the end so I felt it left me a little unsatisfied, like the ending didn't conclude. It was a great story of forgiveness, though, so for that reason, I would still recommend this book for others to read.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Fun read

    This was a great, easy, fun read. The mix of people in the book lead to a very entertaining story that makes you laugh. Highly recommend if you are looking for something fun.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Lots of fun!

    Following My Toes is the story of Faith, a maybe psychic who loves to follow her feelings. The story actually starts with Faith and two others being abducted, and then we get a giant flashback to see how they got to that point. I find the term "chick lit" gets a bad rap amongst many readers, but this was chick lit in the best senses of the word. It was fun. There were break-ups, make-ups, friendships, and entirely new lives. The cast of characters was hilarious. I think I'd have a hard time picking a favorite, but if forced I'd probably choose Faith's eccentric roommate Missy. Missy was a free spirit who was loads of fun.

    The ending was not entirely unpredictable, but twists and turns are not what this book is about. It's about exploring the intricacies of various relationships and forgiveness. Can Faith forgive people who have wronged her? Is forgiveness really necessary to truly move on with your life after you've been hurt? Can being introspective about our own feelings blind us to everything else in the world around us? All of these are touched upon with a lightly humorous touch. I found myself laughing many times. The ending was satisfying and made sense for all the characters and their quirks.

    I kind of thought we'd get to the actual explanation of the abduction from the first few pages sooner, but that didn't take away from my enjoyment. Overall, I found this book to be fun and funny, while still providing several things to think about. In the end, I felt like the characters were old friends I would love to keep hanging out with. And I definitely want to know where they are going from here.

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  • Posted April 30, 2011

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    Light, witty enjoyable read

    Enjoyable read. I liked Laurel Osterkamp's light, witty style of writing. The charaters were interesting and the story line kept me engrossed. I thought the subtle use of 'psychic ability' was well grounded and added to the story rather than swamped it. The underlying mystery kept me guessing, and successfully remained light when it could so easily have had a darker edge. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a little mystery and a little romance wrapped up with natural humour.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Great Read!

    Great read! I truly liked the main character, Faith. I felt like I could relate to her and her issues with feeling too self involved, when actually as an outsider reading in, I felt the other characters were being too hard on her.
    I liked the reference in Chapter 3 to Sweet Valley High books and eating Ramen & Tang, this made the character very REAL.
    The twist in the story near the end was not completely unexpected but the author still kept you guessing through out the book.
    This book was funny and inelligent, and I would read it again.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    a fun read

    A fun interesting read about a girl who decides to start over in a new place. She meets some interesting people who become deeply involved in her life. Interesting characters who have a great interaction with each other.

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  • Posted April 12, 2011

    good book dealing with relationships and forgiveness

    breaks up with her because he has been sleeping with her best friend. Faith decides to move to bigger city where collage roommate is living. She meets Eathen car mancanic as she hits town. She meets Bill where she lives. met max. she is trying to get over the anger and hurt. Trying to find herself. Its a good story kept me up reading. I liked the book club questions at the end. I think it would be a nice book club bFaith is a high school teacher teaching english. Her boyfriend book.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Good book and a quick read

    Good book and a quick read. An interesting story of a girl who whole life is falling apart so she decides to move and start over. Unfortunately her life, initially, does not get any better once she moves and she must learn how to deal with a life that is not perfect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Fun, fun and fun!

    Found this book by accident and was so pleasantly surprised! For a debut novel, it was really well-written and just a delightful read.

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