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Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom

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Elaine Jackerson has found herself in quite a predicament. Her husband, Bob, is sleeping with his secretary, her daughter is experimenting in the backseat with random boys, and her eight year old wants nothing to do with her. In an attempt to get herself out of her midlife rut, Elaine joins the Herschel Grammar School PTA. Little does she know, Suni Calverson, the current ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published June 23rd 2011 by Dare Empire eMedia Productions (first published May 26th 2011)
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Jul 26, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
2.5 stars

Elaine Jackerson's life is slipping through the cracks every which way she turns, her husband is sleeping with his bimbo, blonde, barbie of a secretary at the office, her teenage daughter Lexi is getting more action then she is, and her youngest son wants nothing to do with his embarassing mom. Through an odd set of circumstances Elaine is brought in to be the newest member of the PTA, but what she dosen't know is how their ring leader Suni is linked to a mafia mob and has some dark se
Jul 31, 2011 Gmr rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adult readers
Recommended to Gmr by: Elsie Love
Alright, so here we have a title that at first glance makes me think...okay, this could be interesting...but the story was more than that, it was fun and exciting too. The probability of it all actually occurring, slim to none....or is it? I mean didn't you ever wonder how your school PTA was able to consistantly pull off event after flawless event without ever having a curl out of place? Oh admit have and that's okay! It's all a part of the fun in this adventure. Now, continuing with ...more
Samantha Janning
Aug 02, 2011 Samantha Janning rated it it was amazing
Elsie Love is on tour with CLP Blog Tours and her novel Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom. I never know why I’m wary to read a book where the main character is a mom, just because I’m not. I never love the characters any less, and usually feel like I learned a thing or two when it comes to parenting. So I’m not even going to say that I was wary to read Confessions, starring well, a mom, as the main character. Elaine Jackerson is having some issues. She practically walked in on her husband having ...more
Jul 26, 2011 Jadaloves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly the concept for this book is so absurd that it’s brilliant and I loved being thrust into Elaine’s cooky world. When Elaine is basically singled out and forced to sign up for her son’s PTA, she tries everything to get out of it. But she reluctantly goes along with the program when they essentially make her a new person and she discovers her husband’s infedelity. They convince her to take a much needed trip to Vegas and while she’s there, she begins to unfold their sinister plans.

Poor Lan
Jenn (Booksessed)
Oct 11, 2011 Jenn (Booksessed) rated it did not like it
I was really excited to read this book because it’s outside the norm on my reading preferences. I do like chick lit quite a bit, but anything with a thriller aspect to it, even as slight as this book, is not usually on my radar.

I loved that the book was relatively short, at 200 pages I breezed through it in a few hours during a recent readathon that I participated in. I couldn’t relate much to the characters as they are older women who are married with children, but I did find them to be engagin
Donna McBroom-Theriot
Jul 17, 2011 Donna McBroom-Theriot rated it it was amazing
“I want to tell you all a story ‘bout a Harper Valley widowed wife. Who had a teenage daughter who attended Harper Valley Jr. High…”

The Herschel Grammar School PTA is one hell of a PTA. You don’t choose them, they choose you. They’ll corner you and lock you in the gym until you sign up. Then, they initiate you into their little mob world where no one is safe. This is not a ladies’ social club. Got a kid flunking off of the football team? Gather ‘round ladies, we guarantee we have something on
Dec 14, 2011 Kristi rated it liked it
Elaine is in a midlife crisis. She has quit caring about her appearance (or hygiene for that matter), her daughter is out of control, she is a complete embarrassment to her son, has zero friends, and something feels off in her marriage. She joins the school PTA in an effort to pull herself out of this depression. Then the bottom hits - Elaine realizes that her husband is having an affair with his secretary - one that the PTA leaders already knew about. They ship her off to Las Vegas and ...more
Danie Cutter
Oct 19, 2011 Danie Cutter rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
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A really enjoyable read, would have been a perfect holiday read. Not too much confusion with a few twists and a flowing style of writing. An unusual idea that was nicely executed.

The only downside was the timeline for me, maybe I just scanned the "date" headings as I read but some sections seemed to be hours what was actually days or longer. Personally I found this difficult without having to check what happened when. But a minor point really and
Jul 28, 2011 Shaney rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best books ever. I haven't read a book this good in a long time. The book is written to where everything comes alive. You can smell the coffee and taste the drinks.
Absolutely amazing read! This is one you will not be able to put down.
I think this should be a movie, it would be at least top 3 in the first weekend opening.
Donna Huber
If you like Desperate Housewives, you'll probably like this book. See my full review at
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Frederick Brooke
Feb 08, 2012 Frederick Brooke rated it it was amazing
When I read the title of this book I knew I wanted to read it, and I wasn't disappointed. When Lanie discovers her husband ("Bob the Bulldog" of Bulldog Chevrolet) is cheating on her, it confirms her impression of herself as worthless, overweight and irrelevant. Not to mention her alienation at the discovery of her 17-year old daughter's sexual experimentation or her 8-year-old son's annoyance whenever she slips and uses his childhood nickname, "Poodle". Who needs her anymore, anyway?

But this ac
Masquerade Crew
Jul 14, 2012 Masquerade Crew rated it really liked it

I admit the premise of this story had me amused. After all, a mob made up of middle aged suburban mums seems a little farfetched. The main character, Elaine (or Lanie) also feels the same way, almost laughing when inducted into the fold. But her laughter soon fades as she realises the danger of the situation through the authors skilful telling of an amusing story. While this is one of those stories best suited for woman a little bit older than me, I found myself enjoying this book an
Oct 13, 2012 Beckie rated it liked it
First of all, I won this book from a Goodreads contest, as it is personally signed to me by the author, so thank you :)

Second, I put it up on my bookshelf a year ago and finally got around to reading it. As they say, so many books, so little time!

Like a Lifetime Movie Network feature, Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom is one of those bad stories that you just can't stop watching, I mean, reading.

I was immediately drawn in as this book is set in an area that I am very familiar with - Glen Ellyn, IL
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Jun 05, 2011 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!! Great story with many surprises!
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Elsie Love lives in the western suburbs, a mere stone's throw from the great city of Chicago. She resides in her garden cottage with her husband, children, and numerous animals that require constant care.
"Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom" is her third novel. Her fourth book, "Sixty Pounds of Sh*t & Counting", is a work in progress and should be ready by next spring.
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