- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (Sept. 1 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1459801253
- ISBN-13: 978-1459801257
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.8 x 18.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 159 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #415,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Goddaughter: A Gina Gallo Mystery Paperback – Sep 1 2012
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"Campbell's comic caper is just right for Janet Evanovich fans. Wacky family connections and snappy dialog make it impossible not to laugh." (Library Journal 2012-09-01)
"Campbell tells a hilarious story of the goddaughter of a mafia leader drafted into a jewel-smuggling operation." (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine 2012-10-11)
"Fun to read. As the heroine is forced into helping her mob family and the 'job' keeps getting more and more complicated, the audience is drawn into the situations and is left cheering for Gina to come out on top...The audience will enjoy the romance and...Campbell throws a few twists into the mix to add to the suspense...A drama with a twist of humour to keep the reader reading." (CM Magazine 2013-01-18)
"Perfect as an airplane read, or for waiting in the doctor's office, or standing in line at the DMV, or even for snuggling under the covers with a bout of flu...Throw in some drop-dead, laugh out loud funny hotel room and restaurant scenes...Bottom line: you['ll] find yourself quickly finishing one of the fun-est and funniest books I've enjoyed in years!" (Tutu's Two Cents blog 2013-02-06)
"Will appeal to adult reluctant readers or those seeking a good, short beach read. The author is skilled at what she does." (TriState YA Book Review Committee 2013-01-01)
"A very funny romp makes this a great rapid read choice." (The Hamilton Spectator 2012-12-22)
"Laugh-out-loud-with-side-splitting-humor-funny...I loved The Goddaughter and I can't recommend it enough for a short, funny summer reader." (A Prairie Girl Reads blog 2013-08-25)
Stolen jewels, a cross-country chase and a reluctant mob goddaughter make for a whole lot of laughs.See all Product description
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This is a laugh out loud caper and Campbell's wit shines. The plain language demands of the Rapid Read format haven't dulled the storytelling in the least. In fact, I would say that Melodie Campbell, having already established herself as an award-winning short story writer, has found a new specialty in the novella. Can't wait for the sequel.
I needed to read something which is funny, positive and has no greater deeper meaning. The Goddaughter by Melodie Campbell was right to the spot! It was such an enjoyable read which was well written easy to read and I laughed my way through it!
The Goddaughter is really a rapid read, and I loved every single page of it. If you need something which has snappy dialogue, is lovable and fun and entertaining to read, then you will love The Goddaughter. I did.
Meet Gina who has tried to escape from her family, especially her uncle Vince who is the synonym with godfather. Gina does not want to have her uncles protection, but sometimes blood is just thicker than water. Can't hide from your family and who you are.
Gina is drawn into an adventure together with Pete Malone, a sports reporter. This suspicious adventure takes you from Canada to US and back and involves stolen gems, dead bodies and other interesting activities. And as a reader I really giggled a lot and laughed out loud. The writing style is so cleverly fine tuned with humor, so it was pure pleasure to read The Goddaughter.
I also liked how the author is combining her other book Rowena Through The Wall into the story. Brilliant! And poor Pete, now he just has to marry Gina! Or get whacked! :) Read it and you will understand!
Well done! One of the best comic suspense stories ever!
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