The Godmother Paperback – 9 Oct 2006
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'A punchily written page-turner'
-- Good Housekeeping Magazine
'In the Godmother, Carrie Adams eschews traditional
happy-ever-after in this witty and realistic take on modern life' -- In Style Magazine
'Move aside chick-lit, this is chick noir...an intelligent breath
of fresh air for a tired genre' -- Eve Magazine
Heart-warming, dark, funny and almost too true to bear, The Godmother is the antidote to chick-lit we've all been waiting forSee all Product Description
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Tessa is a very believable and three dimensional characters who can relate to all people, she is a fun girl and hangs about with old school mates who are the vocal point of her character. Although she is witty and instantly likable among the people she meets , she is unable to find 'the right one'. And now out of a job because of a scandal with her boss, she spends her days with her friends who are almost far too busy sorting their own lives and children to give her attention.
Although she sounds like an average whiny woman with a story that sounds mediocre, the author has managed to make a twist with romance while she takes care of her two youngest god children who unexpectedly falls into her hands after a tragic accident. Her new responsibility then makes her wonder whether it is the right time for her to have kids, there is also the dreaded essence of midlife crises in there as she panics about getting old too soon.
Although to me, the cover suggested otherwise, I thought all her god children parents died and she suddenly has to drop everything for all four. Instead it is about a woman observing real mothers taking care of children as she is plagued with isolation among couples who steer clear of single ladies like her which she justifies as them thinking she's a male snatcher.
Each child in the book from the ages of 2-15 represents different aspects of a mothers nightmare.
The oldest boy whom feel neglected by his parents because they're too busy worrying about the youngest daughter resides to taking drugs only to be saved by Tessa to sort him out and give him the scolding while his parents are blissfully unaware.Read more ›
I am so glad I found this book; seriously, it is one of the best books I have ever read!! I'm not a reader at any other time of the year, but this book has made me become a reader! It is a seriously good book. I didn't even know what 'Chick Lit' was until I came home and looked up the book on Amazon. I was absolutely delighted to find that the book had a sequel called 'The Stepmother' and couldn't order it quick enough - that too was an excellent read and equally as good as its prequel. I ordered ' The Godmother' afterwards because I know I will read it again and again, and I'm also lending it to friends, who have enjoyed it as much as me. I really hope that the author writes another in the series, or continues to write in this genre; I shall buy every one! If you want a good book, that draws you in, makes you smile, cry and laugh out loud simultaneously, then this is the book for you. BUY IT TODAY! You won't regret it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
just loved it, brilliant book and would highly recommend it to anyone to read.Published 23 months ago by Mrs. K. Gamble
read sequel first which was better but still enjoyed this book. Just wish had read ths first.The stepmother is excellent.Published on 19 Nov. 2012 by Mr. Robin Brookes
This book was purchased as a gift for a friend, who has read
her other books and enjoyed them.
This is a supurbly written book with lots of different, funny, characters it is easy to follow. The way the tricky subject of miscarrige was dealt with was brilliant and emotional. Read morePublished on 24 Jan. 2008 by jenny warmington
I bought this book as I needed something to read and it was one of the few available and I am glad I did. It was fantastic. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2007 by Wendy Jones
I don't need to re-hash a plot summary as others have done that. All I can say is it's worth reading. Read morePublished on 19 Nov. 2007 by MimDee
What a great read. This book had me laughing and crying all in one weekend. Brilliantly written and I can't wait for 'The Stepmother' to be released next year. Read morePublished on 13 Nov. 2007 by Mrs. E. Webb
I am so glad I didn't overlook this book on the grounds of it being just another happy ever after piece of chick lit. Read morePublished on 18 Sept. 2007 by Net
The back cover describes The Godmother as being "the antidote to chick-lit we've all been waiting for. Read morePublished on 24 Jun. 2007 by Lucy Felthouse