Book Spotlight: Second Chances by Ronald Osgood

Second Chances book cover with sun set over field of wheat with two people holding hands

About the Book


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!

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Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?
Hebrews 1:14 (NIV)


Winfield, Kansas 1982

It hasn’t always been this way. Once we were a family, but that was in another time and place as Daddy sometimes says. A time when there was balance and normalcy in our lives. It wasn’t really another place, just another time when Mama was. Being as I was only two years old when she died from an aggressive brain tumor, I don’t remember much, if anything about this time or her. Daddy always says she was the most beautiful creature God ever created and judging by the way he dotes over me; I never once doubted it otherwise. 

Sometimes during our talks, I’ll ask him to tell me stories about her and he always does so willingly. Regardless of the story he tells they always end the same by him saying, and I quote, “Did I ever tell you the story about the special gift your mother gave me?” Of course, I always play along and say, no. “She gave me… you!” This is usually followed by a poke on the nose and lots of hugs and kisses.

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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.

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