Friday, February 29, 2008

The Liar's Diary - Review and Giveaway


If you loved the movie Notes on a Scandal, you're going to love the new, intriguing book, The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis. It is scintillating, disturbingly creepy (in a good, bone-chilling way), mysterious and oh-so-good to read! (Be careful if you go to any of the links I list in this review, as some of them give away a good chunk of the plot).

There is murder and mystery, love and friendship, lies and deceit. What more could you ask for in such a spellbinding book?

It was an honor for me to take part in this review, which features more than 300 reviewers! From bestsellers, Emmy winners, movie makers, and publishing houses, this is a pretty significant tour!

As it should be. Some things transcend something as simple as a good read.
And this is one of those things.


You see, just as author Patry Francis saw her dreams come true, and her book finally published, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Talk about the epitome of bittersweet.

I loved this book for so many reasons, but that reason alone would make me give her my full support. It's like she took all the best that she had inside of her to give, and she gave it to us in this book. And now she is left to battle this insidious disease.

Life can be so unfair.

Be sure to read about the details here, read her blog here, and read a wonderful interview with Patry here. (Ironically, Algonkian is about twenty minutes from my house...that last interview link was to the Algonkian Writer's Conference interview...who knew so much was going on right in my own backyard?)

I promise you'll want to read this book for it's incredible plot, lyrical storytelling and edge-of-your-seat suspense. But above all, I want to show my support to this talented author who gave me night after night of entertaining reading. She deserves all the support she can get as she battles this cancer. My prayers are definitely with her.

I have one copy of The Liar's Diary to give away to one lucky reader! Simply comment here on this post and I will select a winner at random by using random.org. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 14 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 15.

Good luck and happy reading!
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114 comments

Tara said...

I'd love to win this book.

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Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway. Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Marilyn said...

Ooooh The reviews of this book are awesome! Count me in please. Thank you!

windycindy said...

Hi! What a wonderful book giveaway. I have read many good things about it. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it.....Thanks,Cindi
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bunny said...

Ooo.. the book sounds intriguing. Would love a chance to read it!

By the way, cute clips on your Etsy page :)

Thanks!

ChristyJan said...

Ohhh...disturbingly creepy (in a good, bone-chilling way) ~ sounds fasntastic!

Please enter me!

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Timothy said...

I'd love to win this book.

Steph said...

The Liar's Diary sounds awesome! Any book disturbingly creepy is right up my alley.

taterbug said...

A good book, a cold winter night, a mug of hot chocolate - doesn't get any better!

mverno said...

looks like a great read

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting read

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sillelin said...

entry added

Kristin said...

Sounds like a good read

LINDALSHOT said...

Sounds like a winner.

susan1215 said...

please enter me

cathy said...

wow this sounds like a really great book

M Crosson said...

The book looks like a good read. I hope it does well. No one ever deserves cancer, but it's especially awful to see it hit a mother of four who just got her first book published :-(

KISSaholic4life said...

Books ROCK!

Michael said...

I want to win!

Anonymous said...

Adore Books and Reading! This sounds like a good read!

:-)

annest@telus.net

ky2here said...

Looks controversial - let's go for it.

ezmerelda said...

Sounds like something I would REALLY enjoy. I am always on the prowl for new books.

LaughNLove said...

hope I win =)

mar said...

I would love to read this - thank you for the contest

Sharon said...

I'd love to win...thanks so much

kitnlov said...

That is so sad, so unfair. At a time when the author should have been able to bask in the pride of finishing her book and getting it published.........she gets hit with cancer. My prayers will be with her. :-(

clc408 said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

agordon10 said...

looks like a good read

adrienne
1agordon[at]roadrunner.com

Anonymous said...

Pick me!
susan
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sweetsue said...

I havn't read this author before, she sounds great. So sorry to hear about her illness.

idahomom said...

I am a bookaholic or if you ask my husband, I am addicted to reading. Thanks for the chance.

rfantom said...

I would like a chance to win this book.

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reb said...

love to win

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quiltingreader said...

Enter me, please.

sachidewey said...

My Books To Read stack is getting pretty short - I need some new ones to throw on there!

Mike said...

i want to win

Sue Farrell said...

I enjoy reading all types of books and this one intrigues me.

SpicyOne said...

I'd love to read this book.

rubyredsquirt said...

i would love to win!

Belinda said...

Sounds like a great read.

FrequentReader said...

Please enter me. I love to read!

tetewa said...

Count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

vboackle said...

i would love to read this book.

jryamada said...

sounds good

tarah716 said...

Wonderful!

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yadgirl said...

sounds interesting

lauramich68 said...

I loved Notes on a Scandal! I hope I win this

Anonymous said...

Looks like an interesting read!
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

purplepassion126 said...

Very intriguing!

MoonMaiden said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

wildflower00 said...

I would love to win this

Nancy said...

I love a good book. Please include me in your giveaway.
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Tammy said...

I love to focus my energy into the fictional when I have a lousy day, so I always am on the lookout for new books - Thanks for the chance.

cluster77 said...

You had me at murder and mystery

dwhogan said...

kewl

traymona said...

What??? You mean my husband has been keeping a diary? This I gotta read.

Scrappy Do said...

looks like a great read

Anonymous said...

Wow!!

Becky, Mom, Mommy, Hey you, said...

sounds like a great read..even if I don't win it...I put it on my books to read list.

and LOL at traymona!!!

Paige said...

I would love to enter. Thank you for the contest.

okbarbie5 said...

I would love to read this book!

Theresa N. said...

That's sad about the author. I love to read her book.
Theresa N.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great read!

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Cynthia said...

The book sounds great! Count me in!

bison61 said...

sounds like a very good read - please enter me in drawing
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lalaluva said...

Ooh, this looks like a great read! THank you for the contest.

judy said...

Would love to win this one. Looks great. Thanks. judy

Megan said...

Thanks for offering this giveaway. This sounds like an interesting read.

buddyt said...

From what you say it sounds like something I would like so please enter me in the giveaway.
Thanks.

Carol

Shelly said...

Your review has me intrigued!

thelastman said...

sure would like to win and read this book. have a blessed day.

Samantha P said...

ooo, sounds like a creepy read, hahah!

crystalf said...

I have to read it now! lol Thank you!

Karrie said...

this book sounds real good, would love to win it

Sylvia P said...

this sounds like my kind of book!

Ivan Girl said...

seems to be a very interesting read. the reviews are good. :)

hope to win a copy..:)

ivan[dot]manalansan[at]gmail[dot]com

Danielle said...

I need a new book! Sounds good!
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Anonymous said...

Sounds like a book you can't put down. I'd love to read it.

Anonymous said...

Sweet niblets!

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Karin said...

Please enter me --thanks!

Terri said...

sounds like a great read.

Catalyst said...

I would love to read this!

Becky said...

I always love a good read.

AICORP said...

I'm always looking for something good to read.

Anonymous said...

Looks like an awesome book, thanks for giving us a chance to win it.

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katybug said...

I love a book with "edge-of-your-seat suspense." Good thoughts go out to the author as she battles her cancer.

ladypawnbroker said...

Sounds like this will be a great read! Enter me please!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good book. Please enter me.

JOYVEN said...

sounds good

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest

enter me please

pethof (at) gmail (dot) com

blueviolet said...

Creepy read, I love the sound of that!

jaydonco1 said...

Juicy! Just the way I like my books!

critters said...

Sounds good! Would love to read it.

redron said...

great prize want to win

DK said...

I love to read, hope I win!

Anonymous said...

This looks like a good book. Hope I win.
kathleenyohanna@hotmail.com

nor_lou at hotmail com said...

I want to read :)

purango said...

I would love to read this book.

Miranda said...

AWESOME book please enter me thanks

Bandbabe said...

Please enter me.

Erica G said...

I want to win!

Anonymous said...

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dwarzel said...

Count me in!

cpom said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

cpom said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

jennem said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me, thanks!

toyota said...

Great. Sounds like a good book. Would love to win. Please enter me in the conest. thanks.

fancyfeet48 said...

count me in on the win of this book thanks

bndraldy said...

The reviews are quite impressive! It sounds like something I would really enjoy reading. Thanks for the chance to win!

dolls123 said...

I would love to read this book.

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Susanne said...

I would enjoy this book!

Schlauberger said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you

Swtlilchick said...

This book sounds like alot of
fun.Please enter me and thanks

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I'd love to have a copy!!

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