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True Grace
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A powerful story about love, courage, sacrifice, resilience, and hope, True Grace, set in 1924 during the Harlem Renaissance and Roaring Twenties, chronicles the journey of an immigrant, mixed-raced woman from The Congo, England, and Jamaica, fighting for her family's survival.

Inspired by real people and events, Grace must navigate the misogyny and racism of the courts, banks, child welfare system, and bad actors to hold her family together. Calling on her grit, determination, and grace, she must overcome harrowing circumstances. Readers will find themselves hooked from the first riveting chapter and cheering for Grace each step of the way.

"From the first masterfully written, throat-clutching chapter, I was wrenched into Grace's glass-shard strewn world. You'll root for Osborne's brilliantly crafted heroine on every high-wire page."  --Elizabeth Sumner Wafler, author of A Cleft in the World 

Praise for Reckonings

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" Rating: 5 out of 5 stars “A quick, easy, and enjoyable read that was fast paced, atmospheric, twisty, and unpredictable that is full of complex characters. Heart-warming and compelling.” -Aria Harlow 

“Rating: 5 Stars. There are two things Karen E. Osborne does extremely well--both of which contribute to making her novels emotionally powerful. She writes superb dialogue, and her attention to detail is impeccable. This novel takes you into the heart of a woman who is struggling hard to come to terms with her past, while still maintaining a foothold in the present, and Osborne conveys that conflict expertly.” Russell Rowland, author of Cold Country

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Tangled Lies

 Tangled Lies, published by Black Rose Writing is available now.

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Karen gives you a glimpse into Tangled Lies with a reading of the first chapter.  Enjoy!

Praise for Tangled Lies

“Karen E. Osborne’s explosive first chapter is succeeded by a constant series of surprises and a world where danger lurks around every corner. Her narrative comes in cinematic bursts that inject vivid imagery and high-impact dialogue, but also leave plenty to the imagination. And she delivers sexual imagery that adds fireworks without ever distracting from this masterfully constructed whodunnit.” -

"In this engrossing novel, Osborne excels at characterization… An engaging, well-plotted thriller with themes of race, family, and forgiveness." - Kirkus Reviews

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