Leah Greenblatt
September 28, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Godmother

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Carrie Adams
publisher
HarperCollins
genre
Fiction

We gave it an A-

This debut follows Tessa King, a single thirtysomething, and her married-with-children friends.

Source of Angst
Tessa’s oldest godson is turning into a delinquent teen. Her youngest, twin baby boys, are saddled with a cokehead dad. And another beloved couple fail to produce the child — and godchild for Tess — they all desperately want.

Lowdown
Despite some slapsticky misunderstandings, Carrie Adams keeps The Godmother fresh and gratifyingly untidy. A-

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