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Diary of a Blues Goddess

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  182 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Georgie is a glamorous blues singer in waiting, but unfortunately she's living the life of a cheesy wedding singer. Living in a converted former brothel in New Orleans' French Quarter with her grandmother and various other eccentrics, she discovers a diary from the 1940s written by her great-aunt, a talented blues singer. Struggling to get her life on the right track, Geor ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Red Dress Ink (first published July 1st 2003)
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Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction, reread
My younger self must have really liked this book. It was one of those books that lives on your shelf and you've read more than once.

My (slightly) older self did not love this book. The characters are all stereotypes of everything you could possibly imagine. There is very little to feel while reading this book. We're told all these things from the main character, Georgia, but the author doesn't really let us see these. Rather than portray happiness or sadness through words, we're simply told some
Un libro molto tranquillo, senza colpi di scena e senza episodi degni di nota.
Molto piacevoli le descrizioni dell'atmosfera di New Orleans, accurate e sembra quasi di poterne respirare gli odori autentici.
Non è all'altezza degli altri della serie Red Dress Ink, in quanto molto meno ironico e senza la verve che contraddistingue gli altri romanzi.
L'unico punto di umorismo lo si ha grazie alla presenza di alcune drag queen che fanno da contorno alla protagonistra principale, anche se, con un ruo
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I first read this book when I was 8 (before someone considers calling CPS, I found it when it got misshelved at the bookstore and nobody bothered to check my reading material. I was not given this by a pervy relative). I didn't understand half of what was going on, but I was enthralled. I have read Diary at least 40 times since then, and my affection for it has only grown as I get older and experience the same things Georgia is going through. Her heartbreak, abandonment issues, and general confl ...more
Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
Musicians, drag queens, a haunted former brothel, an old secret diary, all set in New Orleans... Georgia is a wedding singer who really wants to sing the Blues. She drifts from man to man while missing her dead mother and a father who disappeared years ago. Her grandma raised her in her haunted bothel, now called the Heartbreak Hotel. In it's many rooms lives friends who have suffered a broken heart and take care of one another.
Tamara Mataya
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I read this one. I LOVED the Red Dress Ink series, and was sad when they stopped the line.

This book in particular, I remember thinking that the book was WAY better than the blurb made it sound. It was sexy and interesting and great chick-lit (what some think of as a derogatory term, but I mean it with praise.) I'll have to re-read it again to see if it holds up to my memory of it!
Sep 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Given all of its quirky elements, I felt like this book should be less conventional than it was. It was fun and the characters were interesting, but sometimes they seemed like parodies of themselves . Not a bad read by any means, but it could have been greater than the sum of its parts and it wasn't.
Kate Ferguson
Jan 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
This story hooked me from the first line. I gave to my sister as a present - only after I finished reading it myself. It was a fast and entertaining story that kept me entertained from start to finish.
Jun 28, 2009 rated it liked it
A wedding singer living in a haunted (former) brothel with a drag queen dreams of being a blues singer. After finding an old diary, with a little ghostly intervention, she discovers that singing the blues is in her blood. Chick lit for sure.
Oct 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Tania
This book was a super fast read and really entertaining. I enjoyed the story a great deal, though the writer seemed to throw in bold language at times that weren't necessary and didn't always go with the flow of the story - like on the last page.
Aug 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. I think it's relaxing, something to read when you want to have fun without being too concentrate. I suggest it to all people who are still romantic and sometimes believe in spirits...
Oct 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book ITs a fun easy read - I read it twice!
Teena in Toronto
Jul 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a fun light book that involves New Orleans, drag queens, blues music, broken hearts and ghosts.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Romance novels are just not my thing. Period. Trite, can't believe I finished it.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels
At first I had a hard time getting into this novel.

But, slowly I was sucked into the story.

I enjoyed it. I was actually very good.
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book with a blues-y look at New Orleans!
Rebecca Wright
Aug 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Picked this up in the 1/2 price bin at Food Lion. Loving it already, set in New Orleans, drag queens and musicians....looks fun so far.
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Karyn Buchanan
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A novel about believing in yourself, taking chances, and finding true love. Georgia is a wonderful character who learns what she wants, goes out to get it, and leaves the reader smiling.
Jun 13, 2007 rated it liked it
Made me appreciate blues and jazz in a whole new way. The story itself wasn't really up my alley though.
May 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun book - makes you crave adventure and helps you to realize we all feel a lot of the same things on the journey through life.
Melinda Elizabeth
Mar 29, 2013 rated it liked it
it was all bordering on the edge of ridiculousness, but with the guise of "This is New Orleans" it just manages to get away with it.
Aug 30, 2009 rated it liked it
Sweet little romantic tale. It's a feel-good book if there ever was one. I'm off to listen to some Etta James now.
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