Thursday, October 9, 2008

the godmother by Carrie Adams


Title: the godmother
Author: Carrie Adams
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: September 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Age Group: Adult

Tessa King envies her friends - their relationships and their children. She is surrounded by families while she struggles to pull her life together after losing her job. However, when Tessa returns from an extended vacation she begins to see that her friends' lives are not full of happy endings either. Tessa ends up racing from one friend's crisis to the next, all while trying to find some balance in her unsettled life. All four of Tessa's godchildren also need her help during the course of the book.

This book was a good read, although I found it a bit depressing rather than humorous. I'm not sure that I 'get' books that overwhelm the main character with so many issues that it is supposed to be laughable. Tessa and her friends are all incredibly overwhelmed with stuff in this book to the point that you wonder how much more any of them can take. Adams' writing is fast paced and lets the reader really feel the stress of the characters.

the godmother is Carrie Adams first novel and is available in both hardcover and paperback. Her second book, The Stepmother, will be released in hardcover March 3, 2009.