Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Agatha Arch Is Afraid Of Everything by Kristin Blair

Posted 16 December, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Suzy Approved Book Tour Review: Agatha Arch Is Afraid Of Everything by Kristin Blair
Title: Agatha Arch Is Afraid of Everything
Author: Kristin Bair O'Keeffe
Published by Alcove Press
Date Published: 10 November, 2020
Pages: 336
Genres: Women's Fiction, Humor, Contemporary Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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A quirky, nervous wreck of a New England mom is forced to face her many fears in this touching, irresistible novel from author Kristin Bair.

Agatha Arch's life shatters when she discovers her husband in their backyard shed, in flagrante delicto, giving the local dog walker some heavy petting. Suddenly, Agatha finds herself face to face with everything that frightens her...and that's a loooooong list.

Agatha keeps those she loves close. Everyone else, she keeps as far away as possible. So she's a mystery to nearly everyone in her New England town. To her husband, she's a saucy, no-B.S. writer. To her Facebook Moms group, she's a provocateur. To her neighbor, she's a standoffish pain in the butt. To her sons, she's chocolate pudding with marshmallows. And to her shrink, she's a bundle of nerves on the brink of a cataclysmic implosion.

Defying her abundant assortment of anxieties, Agatha dons her "spy pants"--a pair of khakis whose many pockets she crams with binoculars, fishing line, scissors, flashlight, a Leatherman Super Tool 300 EOD, candy, and other espionage essentials--and sets out to spy on her husband and the dog walker. Along the way, she finds another intriguing target to follow: a mysterious young woman who's panhandling on the busiest street in town.

It's all a bit much for timorous Agatha. But with the help of her Bear Grylls bobblehead, a trio of goats, and a dog named Balderdash, Agatha may just find the courage to build a better life.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
If you want a laugh out loud read when the stress levels are high and your anxiety is taking over, then you must absolutely read Kristin Blair’s Agatha Arch! This book is perfectly chiseled and Agatha’s character…..well she really broke out the hilarity of the story for me. And let’s talk about the FB Mom’s Group. Hello!? If you’re not apart of any mom group’s, well, just read Agatha’s story and you’ll find out what your missing. This novel will have you thinking, rolling with laughs and feeling the emotions that Agatha feels. Don’t miss this page turning, hilarious novel. Definitely recommending this one to all my book friends.

About Kristin Bair O’Keeffe

Kristin Bair is the author of the novels The Art of Floating and Thirsty, as well as essays about China, bears, adoption, off-the-plot expats, and more. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The Manifest-Station, The Gettysburg Review, Flyway: Journal of Writing and Environment, The Christian Science Monitor, Poets & Writers Magazine, Writer’s Digest, and other publications. As a writing instructor, her peripatetic nature has landed her in classrooms and conferences around the world. A native Pittsburgher, Kristin now lives north of Boston with her husband and two kiddos.

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