Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Diary of a Confessions Queen

Amy Crosby makes (or ekes out) her living as a writer of confession stories. She’s married, but her husband doesn’t contribute much to the household funds because he’s been missing for seven years. Others may presume him dead, but Amy barely holds onto hope, kind of the same way she’s holding onto the mortgage and bills.

Author Kathy Carmichael takes us along on a fun journey with Amy from the time she receives the first blackmail note to the solution of her husband’s disappearance. Along the way, we meet Amy’s friends and extended family, some of whom are down right nutty and some who are even nuttier.

Diary of a Confessions Queen was a fun read that kept me turning pages. It also gave me greater appreciation of my family. They’re not nearly as crazy as I thought, not compared to Amy’s.

If you’re looking for a fun read, I recommend Diary of a Confessions Queen.
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FTC Disclaimer: Medallion Press sent me this book. They did not ask for a review. I wrote this because I liked the book and thought others might as well. I may lend it to my older sister since I think she’d like it. On second thought, I may not. She used to beat me up when we were kids. I still have a chipped front tooth to prove it. I’ll just tell her about the book and laugh. And run. Fast. And far.
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27 comments:

  1. Helen,

    The confessions queen book sounds good, but I have to say you are queen of FTC disclaimers. Your disclaimers are as much fun to read as your reviews.

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  2. Sounds like a fun book! Anything to make us feel our families are normal... :)

    Love your disclaimers!

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  3. The perils of not being first - Lillie stole the best lines!

    Thanks for the recommendation. It sounds like a fun read. I am so in love with your disclaimers though! They are pure genius. :)

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  4. Sounds like a good book. The plot is intriguing and it always helps to know our family isn't the nuttiest.

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  5. If the book's as good as your disclaimer, then it's a sure winner :)

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  6. Love the review -- and the disclaimer :)

    And hey - if it makes my family appear more normal, I'm in!

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  7. I agree with the others – it sounds like a fun book and I enjoyed reading your disclaimer as much as the review.

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  8. My family is and was a bit nutty, probably more than most, but it doesn't quite rival the extended family in this book. Hmm, maybe I should write about my family. Not.

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  9. Sounds like a good book!

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  10. Ii reviewed this book last month. I thought I was hysterical.

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  11. Yay! A second to my recommendation. Thanks, Brooke.

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  12. Thanks for the intro to another good book. I also agree with Lillie, your disclaimers are a hoot.

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  13. "run fast. And far." Hahaha!

    Thanks for the post about the book, I love reading anything that makes me feel a little more normal in our society. Sometimes I feel like my family is a Wes Anderson movie on crack, so it's nice to read about other people's looney tunes moments for a while.

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  14. My sister emailed and denied she ever beat up on me. I forgot she sometimes reads this blog, but never comments. She's stalking me. Help!

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  15. Of course, your sister won't admit it. She's not the Confessions Queen.

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

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  16. I can't wait to read this one. Maybe it would make a nice gift for my sister, too.

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  17. Love this line -

    "It also gave me greater appreciation of my family. They’re not nearly as crazy as I thought, not compared to Amy’s."

    LOL, that's cool. Thanks for the review, Helen.

    The Old Silly

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  18. It's a mystery-thriller then?
    So wish I liked to read those...

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  19. I wouldn't call it a thriller, Diane. More of a humorous mystery.

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  20. Helen, Just tripped over your review of Confessions Queen. Loved your review and loved loved loved your disclaimer!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :) -- KC

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  21. Hi Kathy! Thank you for tripping over.

    I did indeed enjoy the book. You have a funny mind!

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  22. Intriguing, disappearance and blackmail! I'm writing a story with the head of household disappeared as well. It causes havoc to everyone's lives. Thanks for the heads up.

    Steamy Darcy

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  23. It has humor, mystery and romance, Enid.

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  24. Sounds like a great book. Thanks Helen!

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  25. Thanks for the recommendation, I will pop it on my 'For working hard on my WIP I would like' list. ;0

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