The Godmother

The Godmother

Book - 2007
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There's nothing tying her down . . . but maybe that's the problem.

Back from a five-week escape from her obsessive former boss (read: job over, phone number changed, doorman notified), Tessa King returns to London rested and ready to reclaim her life. She has endless possibilities, and a full social calendar with wonderful friends and godchildren who adore her.

But as Tessa begins to look at all their lives, she questions whether having a family can actually guarantee happiness: Helen and Neil, parents to twin boys, are in a seemingly perfect marriage, though it hides dark and twisted secrets. Single mother Billy struggles to make ends meet and can't get over a man who doesn't want her. Happily married Francesca and Nick endeavor to guide their headstrong teenage son. Claudia and Al have everything they need to create the perfect loving family--except a baby. And then there's Ben: best friend, loyal confidant, willing drinking partner, and Tessa's everything--but also Sasha's husband.

Heartwarming, dark, funny, and almost too true to bear, Carrie Adams's extraordinary debut novel speaks to anyone who has wondered about the next step. It reminds us that the challenge in life is to find a direction that is truly our own, and that some fairy tales just aren't fair.

Alternative Title: Godmother : a novel
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061232602
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm.


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Dec 31, 2014

Tessa King lives the life of a single, devil may care woman in the city, but with six godchildren Tessa begins to feel the need to settle down and begin the life all of her friends seem to be enjoying. In The Godmother Tessa finds that she doesn’t know everything: babies don’t stay babies forever, behind closed doors too many things can go unnoticed, and falling for your best friend isn’t the best idea especially when he is married. This novel comes to life by focusing on the humorous and complicated lives that many modern day women find themselves wandering.

Jun 18, 2013

some interesting ideas on marriage and how it works. A good read and not altogether a chick flick.


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