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eBook The Godmother ePub

by Carrie Adams

  • ISBN: 0061232610
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Carrie Adams
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (June 24, 2008)
  • Pages: 496
  • ePub book: 1143 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1162 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 570

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Book groups and Anglophiles, take note: Adams has written a fast-paced, witty, and charming novel that will surprise readers with its depth and honesty

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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. Book groups and Anglophiles, take note: Adams has written a fast-paced, witty, and charming novel that will surprise readers with its depth and honesty. Tessa—zany, curly-haired, yoga-fit—is a highly successful attorney who has been forced by unfair circumstances to leave work. Unburdened for the first time in 20 years, she takes on a busy social schedule, complete with a racy sex life (descriptions are steamy).

Kirsty Young was mouthing words at me that I couldn’t hear. Comic killed, it said. Cold and wet and immediately hit the spot. A face flashed up. A face I knew. Kenny, I said, frowning as the face faded away, can you turn that up, please?. Kirsty, was suddenly replaced by a clip from a sitcom. The landlord picked up the remote control and pressed a button

8 quotes from Carrie Adams: 'I had always wanted to go down that path at some point, I just hadn’t met anyone to go. .But not everyone liked the game or they weren't given the tools to play. Carrie Adams, The Godmother.

8 quotes from Carrie Adams: 'I had always wanted to go down that path at some point, I just hadn’t met anyone to go down it with. which begged another question: why hadn’t I? What was wrong with me? Oh yes, I knew exactly what I was crying about. It was the fear of being a last resort. Of missing out. And not just on one Saturday night of partying with people I didn’t know.

Электронная книга "The Godmother", Carrie Adams Carrie Adams is the author of The Godmother, which is being adapted for film. She lives in London with her husband and three children.

Электронная книга "The Godmother", Carrie Adams. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Godmother" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Carrie Adams is the author of The Godmother, which is being adapted for film.

Tessa King is successful and unattached. easily one of the best books i've read this year, if not ever. once i started reading, i literally could not put it down. gutwreching and honest, a must read for anyone. and don't forget the kleenex!

Heartwarming, funny, and genuine, The Godmother speaks to anyone who has wondered about the next step and reminds us that happily-ever-after is just the beginning of the story.

Nothing scares Tessa King more than the thought she will never have children  . Heartwarming, funny, and genuine, The Godmother speaks to anyone who has wondered about the next step and reminds us that happily-ever-after is just the beginning of the story.

the godmother CARRIE ADAMS To Tiffany and Jokey I owe a great deal to your buffer zone contents 1 a sinking feeling 2 suicide watch 3 vanishing act 4 a suspicious high. To Tiffany and Jokey. I owe a great deal to your buffer zone.

Book clubs rejoice! We've got a winner!. brilliant, funny, and human. I loved i. -Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of the Big Stone Gap series and Lucia, Lucia. A punchily written page-turner. -Good Housekeeping, UK. A lively fusion of chick lit and mummy lit. -Marie Claire (UK)". Carrie Adams eschews the traditional happy-ever-after in this witty and realistic take on modern life. -In Style UK". -Good Housekeeping, UK". Book clubs rejoice! We ve got a winner!.

Heartwarming, funny, and genuine, The Godmother speaks to anyone who has wondered about the next step and reminds us that happily-ever-after is just the beginning of the story. It doesn't matter how good her life is, and it is, it never feels good enough. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

The Godmother - Carrie Adams. He was bristling with awareness. I know a defensive position when I see it. I’d been carrying myself around like that for months. You might like to know that my plane had a four-hour stopover in Dubai.

Nothing scares Tessa King more than the thought she will never have children. It doesn't matter how good her life is, and it is, it never feels good enough. She has four godchildren and dozens of friends, yet love eludes her. She knows how good a mother she could be, if only she had the chance. And then one terrible day she does, and Tessa learns firsthand that life on the other side of that white picket fence is more complicated than she ever could have imagined.

Heartwarming, funny, and genuine, The Godmother speaks to anyone who has wondered about the next step and reminds us that happily-ever-after is just the beginning of the story.

Comments

Just_paw Just_paw
Enjoyed this as a light, summer beach read. I had read the sequel first (without knowing it was a sequel) and still enjoyed this book even though I knew more than was intended about the characters. I would definitely read another book by this author.
Thetalen Thetalen
This story is not written well enough to justify this portrait of women as stupid and shallow as this woman is portrayed. I would call it relentless in how unsympathetic this author is to a very painful subject for many
Quashant Quashant
At first, THE GODMOTHER seems like a novel you might have read before. Thirty-something Tessa King returns to her chic London flat after five weeks in an intensive yoga course at an ashram. Restored by her break, tanned, tightened and trim by the yoga, Tessa falls right back into the whirlwind of "relationships" (or one-night stands) and friendships that define her life. Pretty typical chick lit stuff, right? Think again.

The reason Tessa took a sabbatical? To escape from her former boss, who had been stalking her obsessively. With a restraining order in hand and plenty of leads on new high-powered legal jobs, Tessa finally feels able to move forward. But in what direction?

Tessa has always lived vicariously through her friends, their spouses and their children, many of whom boast Tessa as godmother. There's "child of the universe" Helen, a beautiful, risk-taking woman who has sacrificed everything for her obnoxious, womanizing husband and their newborn twins. There's single mother Billy, who dotes on her fragile seven-year-old Cora even as she holds a flickering torch for Cora's absent father. Old friends Claudia and Nick are dying to be parents but can't conceive. Then there are Francesca and Nick, the ideal couple, who are discovering that parenting only gets tougher as the teenage years loom. And finally, there's Ben, Tessa's life preserver, confidant and perfect match --- if only he weren't already married to the ideal woman.

Adrift and aimless after her return to London, the normally high-achieving Tessa has a hard time focusing on her own return to work --- she's so invested in her friends' lives that she is having difficulties working on her own. And the more time she spends with her friends, the more she talks with them and the more confused she gets. Everyone has a secret, it seems, and every secret shakes Tessa's ideals and makes her question what --- or whom --- she really wants. "I was beginning to feel like a failure just for thinking that maybe I wanted a husband and some kids. Was it so bad to want what everyone else had? Why did I have to do everything for myself when everyone else was getting help? When was someone going to look after me?"

Debut novelist Carrie Adams's British publishers call THE GODMOTHER "chick noir," and parts of it are dark indeed. Graphic descriptions of miscarriage, frank discussions of drug abuse, infidelity and obsession --- all these shadowy elements help set Adams's novel apart from its competitors and ground it more firmly in a rather bleak depiction of real life.

That's not to say that THE GODMOTHER is one big downer. Coincidences, romances and second chances help keep things from getting too black. Tessa and her friends are almost all well-developed, easily distinguishable and compelling. In fact, readers' main complaint after finishing this hard-to-put-down novel is that they wish to spend more time with these fascinating friends. Fear not, though --- even though THE GODMOTHER leaves plenty of loose ends untied and provides almost no conventionally happy endings, its sequel (THE STEPMOTHER) is being published in the UK this winter. US fans, we hope, won't have long to wait until we can spend more time in Tessa's magnetic circle of friends.

--- Reviewed by Norah Piehl
Qag Qag
There were definitely parts of this book that I enjoyed more than others - overall, I'd say it was a mixed bag that tended more to the positive side of the spectrum. Tessa is the main character, and wow, does she know how to make mistakes. Some are small, some are huge and some are just dumb. At the beginning of the book, I wanted to slap my forehead at Tess's stupidity, thinking to myself "how can someone not have learned from that the first time?" Fortunately, as the book continued, she started learning more about herself until the day finally comes when a life-changing event takes place - and indeed it changes her life.

What I did enjoy about the book was the typical Chic-Lit informal style of writing. The Plot definitely drew me in, though I felt that some parts took a long time to piece together (ie the background on her job story). I wanted to keep turning the pages to see what happened next so despite some of the character's unlikeable qualities, the plot was strong enough to let me see past those. Also, there were two things that took place in the plot that were massive surprises. For one of the surprises, I thought I knew where the book was heading from the beginning, but it definitely didn't turn out the way I expected.

Thank you, author Carrie, for not creating the "typical" Cinderella story that ultimately (for me) redeemed any problems I had with the character's daftness at the start of the story. :)
Balladolbine Balladolbine
The Godmother is a bit different from the usual chick lit fare. It starts off typically, with Tessa King returning from a yoga retreat to her happy circle of friends in London. But all is not what it seems. Tessa has job troubles (indeed, she left her job), Billy is a struggling single mom with an oft-sick daughter and neglectful ex, Francesca has a pothead teenager, Helen is trapped in an unhappy marriage to a controlling man, and the love of Tessa's life (Ben) is married to Sasha. Claudia and Al have been trying to have a kid for years, but IVF is not working out for them.

Thus the stage is set for all kinds of interesting conflict and the occasional heartbreaking event. Some of the book was a little graphic and disturbing for my taste. And also, Tessa is an ambiguous protagonist. Sometimes you think she's really helpful and giving and sometimes she comes across as a meddlesome pain in the neck. She was, however, smart and often entertaining.

But it's apparent that the author put a lot of thought into the book, as the plot developments are unexpected, but not unearned. Most of the characters are fully developed, nuanced and compelling. I liked Tessa's friends enough, and usually Tessa herself, to plan on reading the sequel when it comes to the United States.