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By: Michaels, Fern.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Michaels, Fern. Godmothers: 5.Publisher: New York, New York : Kensington Books, 2012Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780758266057 (hbk.).Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Models (Persons) -- Fiction | Weddings -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Female friendship -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Rich people -- Fiction | South Carolina -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction. | Romance fiction.DDC classification: MIC Summary: Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry is extending her stay in Charleston to help care for her ailing housekeeper, Bernice. Here in her beloved hometown, the air is rich with the scent of azaleas and honeysuckle and there's always a pitcher of sweet tea (or something a little stronger) close to hand. Not that the ladies have much time for relaxing. Ida's new line of cosmetics, "Seasoned, " is about to launch, and Toots, Mavis, and Sophia are relishing their new careers as models. Most exciting of all, Toots's daughter, Abby, is getting married. Toots has her hands full, especially when Abby's criminal ex-boss resurfaces and the bride-to-be jeopardizes her big day in order to catch him. Toots is so busy taking care of the upcoming nuptials that she's blindsided by her own unexpected romance. After eight husbands, she's sworn never to get involved again. But every godmother, fairy or otherwise, loves a story that ends with happily-ever-after...
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'Teresa 'Toots' Amelia Loudenberry is extending her stay in Charleston to help care for her ailing housekeeper, Bernice. Here in her beloved hometown, the air is rich with the scent of azaleas and honeysuckle and there's always a pitcher of sweet tea (or something a little stronger) close to hand. Not that the ladies have much time for relaxing. Ida's new line of cosmetics, "Seasoned," is about to launch, and Toots, Mavis, and Sophia are relishing their new careers as models. Most exciting of all, Toots's daughter, Abby, is getting married. Toots has her hands full, especially when Abby's criminal ex-boss resurfaces and the bride-to-be jeopardizes her big day in order to catch him. Toots is so busy taking care of the upcoming nuptials that she's blindsided by her own unexpected romance. After eight husbands, she's sworn never to get involved again. But every godmother, fairy or otherwise, loves a story that ends with happily-ever-after."--Publisher.

Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry is extending her stay in Charleston to help care for her ailing housekeeper, Bernice. Here in her beloved hometown, the air is rich with the scent of azaleas and honeysuckle and there's always a pitcher of sweet tea (or something a little stronger) close to hand. Not that the ladies have much time for relaxing. Ida's new line of cosmetics, "Seasoned, " is about to launch, and Toots, Mavis, and Sophia are relishing their new careers as models. Most exciting of all, Toots's daughter, Abby, is getting married. Toots has her hands full, especially when Abby's criminal ex-boss resurfaces and the bride-to-be jeopardizes her big day in order to catch him. Toots is so busy taking care of the upcoming nuptials that she's blindsided by her own unexpected romance. After eight husbands, she's sworn never to get involved again. But every godmother, fairy or otherwise, loves a story that ends with happily-ever-after...

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Kirkus Book Review

Four women in their golden years--a mother of a grown daughter and her lifelong friends, aka The Godmothers--experience new romantic and professional adventures, finding strength, courage and companionship in their bonds. This is the newest addition to Michaels' recent Godmothers series. It follows a group of women in their slightly-past-middle-age years who've been friends since childhood. Toots Loudenberry has moved to Charleston, S.C., to make sure her housekeeper, Bernice, isn't doing any housekeeping--since she nearly died from a massive heart attack and needs to take it easy. Toots' three longtime friends have also moved in temporarily to help. Toots is blessed with more money than she knows what to do with, which is a good thing, since she's recently been able to help her friends start innovative businesses that are thriving, which has given them all a chance at new, prosperous lives. And romance is on the horizon for all of them it seems, particularly Toots, who has "the hots" for Bernice's cardiologist. Toots also recently bought the gossip rag her daughter, Abby, has been working for in LA, allowing Abby to take over as editor. Unfortunately, the circumstances that allowed the purchase created some unknown enemies that will come back to haunt Abby and Toots, putting the daughter in danger and showcasing the mother's feisty, grizzly mama side when something threatens her cub. The premise, storyline and characters show great promise, but getting to the end of the book is a struggle. The older female characters are crass and mean-spirited, so much so that one wonders why they remain friends, except that the author keeps telling us that they are teasing or offers a number of other reasons, via the narrator, that are never actually reflected in characters' dialogue or actions--an enormous weakness that bleeds into every aspect of the book. Information about the present and the past is dumped so awkwardly that even details that should have been interesting are blunted, and the dialogue is too often either unrealistic or a transparent avenue to making sure An Important Piece of Information is delivered. Disappointing.]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.