Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rave Reviews!

Below are some of the rave reviews for The List. If you'd like to add your own, visit my page on and tell the world about how much you loved The List!

FOUR STARS It’s a light read and certainly a happy one. I can picture it being made into a movie and featured alongside How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Runaway Bride. Totally different themes but same spirit and certainly as entertaining. I love how it took a common idea that many women have (the list) and turned it into a sweet parody of that idea. So in the spirit of the novel I must ask… what’s on your list?
-- Excerpt of full review from Love, Romance, Passion

FOUR CUPS "The List is a downright funny read! Anyone who wants to find Mr. Right, has a list detailing the qualities of Mr. Right, and has actually been disappointed when a guy did not meet the criteria of your list must read this book. Having once lived in the suburbs of D.C. myself, I tried the dating scene and reported all of the horrific tales to my best friend. So I can relate to Candace and her frustrations! However this triumphant book assists the reader into actually thinking of putting away their list and enjoying the pleasures of dating...if only for a little while." -- Excerpt of full review from Coffee Time Romance

"All in all the book was a fun read that I have quite enjoyed. Recommend it? Chick lit, light reading, funny at times. It reminded most of Kinsella's books, so if you like the genre you might want to try this one too :)" -- Excerpt of full review from Kay's Bookshelf

"What woman does not love her lists! In the case of author Carmen Shirkey's heroine Candace, we find a quirky, lovable character who proves that a list is, in fact, ever evolving. Bravo to the men who have figured that out and can match wits amongst this entertaining group of friends."
-- Tammi Wark Marcoullier, author of Driving Forces: Inside the First U.S. Women's Olympic Bobsled Team

"This book was fantastic, witty and puts down on paper what we all think and live in the life of a 20/30s someone. A quick and fun read that is sure to give you quite a few laugh-out-loud moments!!!"
-- Sarah "The Laugh Factor" on

"The List is a fun read from cover to cover! Shirkey's style is sassy and full of spunk! Candace puts to paper what most of us store in our heads - and she fully intends to have her way! But when Mr. Wrong makes all the right moves... confusion sets in! The characters are believable, the story well paced, and seasoned with plenty of humor! I hope to see more from this author soon."
-- Melli57 on