A story in three parts. Normally I would pass on a serial, but it’s Fern Michaels and her Godmothers series y’all. HOW could I? It’s been a while since I’ve read (for review) this series, and while I’ve kept up with my semi-monthly treks to the library or bookstore to play catch up on all of her books, this offer was too tempting. Please read on for my review of
If you know the Godmothers, you already know that they are a particularly close-knit and well-meshed group of women. They’ve seen each other through a series of adventures and challenges, both in their own personal growth and with the people they seek to help and keep safe. Now things have settled, somewhat, and with everyone finding life proceeding nicely, Sophie is finding new challenges. Not in her marriage, a happy event for all, or even in her daily life, but a presence in her new house feels “off” and more than slightly threatening.
Sophie is the Godmother most closely tied to the “other”, her own gifts tend toward psychic and empathetic, and her ability to communicate with those who are no longer present in this world gives her an unusual perspective among the women. And her perspective is being tested now, with a confused and occasionally angry ghost that is desperate to gain Sophie’s help in finding answers for her.
Understand that this is only the first part of a story, as a serial, so there are plenty of unanswered questions, a cliffhanger and the story does not wrap up cleanly. But, if you are one who enjoys the series, and are drawn to stories that bring a touch of mystery to the table, while highlighting the friendships, support and solid relationships between the women, this is a wonderful start to a new adventure for the ladies. Michaels writes characters that you want to befriend and know – you celebrate their successes, worry during their difficult moments and grieve for their losses: and even in the short form, those moments are palpable and present. Stay tuned for the next in this serial, Get Away, coming in May.
Author: Fern Michaels
Series: The Godmothers #7
Also in this series: Spirited Away, Getaway
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Ghosts, Mystery Elements, Paranormal, Psychics
Published by: Kensington
Published on: 25 April, 2017
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
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Part One of the New Three-Part Godmothers Serial!
The best of friends, Toots, Ida, Mavis, and Sophie have been there for each other through thick and thin. Now Sophie needs the rest of the Godmothers to help her through something they’ve never faced before....
As Sophie De Luca has learned, many things really are better the second time around. She’s celebrating a wonderful year of marriage to her sweet second husband, Goebel. Meanwhile, the rekindled bond between Sophie and her childhood friends Toots, Ida, and Mavis is stronger and more supportive than it’s ever been. All four are happily settled outside of Charleston, and Toots, who’d sworn to never marry again after eight trips down the aisle, is so blissfully content with her beau that she might be ready for lucky number nine...with a little coaxing.
Yet ever since she and Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little...unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains in this case is the legacy of a painful secret that only Sophie’s unique gift can uncover. It’s a special kind of challenge...and who better than three extraordinary friends to help her do it?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.