Toots had just buried her eighth and last husband. She didn't need a man to make her life complete. While in her ten days of mourning, she began to wonder how she could make some changes to her life. She decided to call her oldest and dearest friends for a visit/conference about their lives. Mavis is the idea woman. Sophie is the philanderer. Ida, well Ida is an OCD photographer. Toots, she has the finances to make anything possible. They each have areas they need to work on and Toots is there to support and help them in any way she can. She also finds out her daughter's paper is being sold and all the reporters will be fired. Without hesitation, Toots decides to buy the paper in secret so her daughter can keep her job. The godmothers, her friends, all agree to help. With that, the ladies being looking for a new side of life. A chance to begin again. Once they head to California, where Toots' daughter Abby lives, they find out things won't go quite as easy as they'd like. The money to buy the paper has disappeared and no one has any idea where it is. The ladies are determined to find it and the person who took it.
This book is the beginning of the Godmother series. It lays the ground work for the other books in a wonderful way. The writing is solid and the characters well defined but the action, the heart of the book just isn't there. I am a huge fan of Fern Michaels but this series isn't one of her best. If you are looking for a way to kill time, this is it. If you are looking for an entertaining book, keep looking.
I found issues with this one. Fern Michaels books are known for the creative way she adds humor and action. For strong women characters. This book just lacked all of that.
I gave this one a 2 out of 5 because it just loped along.