The Godmother

The Godmother

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough / Jul 18, 2019

The Godmother Seattle social worker Rose Samson wishes for a fairy godmother to save the whole damned city Magical Felicity Fortune tries to help Snohomish Quantrill knife wielding assassin sent by her envious ste

  • Title: The Godmother
  • Author: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • ISBN: 9780441002696
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
  • Seattle social worker Rose Samson wishes for a fairy godmother to save the whole damned city Magical Felicity Fortune tries to help Snohomish Quantrill, knife wielding assassin sent by her envious step mother, abandoned children Gigi and Hank threatened by a powerful pedophile, Vietnam refugee Ding leader of teen gang But reincarnated talking Puss has his own ideas howSeattle social worker Rose Samson wishes for a fairy godmother to save the whole damned city Magical Felicity Fortune tries to help Snohomish Quantrill, knife wielding assassin sent by her envious step mother, abandoned children Gigi and Hank threatened by a powerful pedophile, Vietnam refugee Ding leader of teen gang But reincarnated talking Puss has his own ideas how to aid orphan Dico, transformed toad has power to cause disfiguring warts, seven nicknamed Vietnam veteran soldiers are intent on their male bonding retreat camp Friendly policeman Fred offers romance and practical assistance when Felicity s allotted budget for magic runs out.

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      • Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

        Elizabeth Ann Scarborough was born March 23, 1947, and lives in the Puget Sound area of Washington Elizabeth won a Nebula Award in 1989 for her novel The Healer s War, and has written than a dozen other novels She has collaborated with Anne McCaffrey, best known for creating the Dragonriders of Pern, to produce the Petaybee Series and the Acorna Series.


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    1. Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell

      Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestThey say you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. You can't see it too well in the pic, but this edition is actually an iridescent pink-purple that shimmers. I picked it up because I read Scarborough's work in an anthology of science-fiction, and she was the only author whose story I gave 5*. The shiny pink cover and cozy cover art made me think I was going to be getting a delightfully fluffy faerie tale retelling, maybe in the vein of Mercedes L [...]


    2. This felt a little like Charles de Lint in its exploration of extreme misery and child abuse overlaid with magical assistance. One thing I will say for de Lint, though, is that at least he never rubbed my face in a toddler's point-of-view scene of child rape. Thank you for that. I'm not marking that as a spoiler, because a) it was almost inevitable and b) everyone should know about that going in. I wish I had. I probably wouldn't have read it if I'd known. There unfortunately is no such actual t [...]


    3. This book needs a trigger warning. (The Hansel-and-Gretel-subplot's villain is a pedophile. A little too much gritty reality being juxtaposed against the frothy silliness of a fairy godmother chirping about true happily ever afters)


    4. Not at all what I was expecting, but still a great read! The story is about a Godmother who comes to grant the wish of Rose, a Seattle social worker, to give her a hand with her caseload. In The Godmother, Scarborough suggests that many modern-day situations are variations on themes told in the fairy tales of old, though in these modern times the stories often get convoluted and mixed with other stories. The Godmother has a lot of characters, most of them revolving in some way around our social- [...]


    5. What I love best about Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's books is that her princesses are self-rescuing and imperfect.Her urban fantasy is truly urban fantasy, it's not romance with vampires or werewolves.In this story, she combines elements from fairy tales like Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Cinderella with several story lines running together and woven around the main character who is a social worker in Seattle who made a wish to a fairy godmother.I recommended this book to my daughter who is ve [...]


    6. The bureaucratic nightmare of social worker Rose Sampson's job isn't really hard to imagine, even if it is supposed to be fiction. Her case load includes some modern versions of a number of fairy tales - Cindy Ellis is still victimized by her stepsisters, Sno Quantrill goes missing much to her stepmother's joy, and two young children try to find their way home from the mall where their own mother 'forgot' them. Rose is frustrated and wishes for a fairy godmother to help fix everything. Felicity [...]


    7. This book was a quick read, but it wasn't nearly as good as the Five Hundred kingdoms books by Mercedes Lackey. The main character was likable enough, but too much time was spent on the (disturbing) side stories - and those side stories focused on young children, whom I don't find that enjoyable to read about.


    8. Heroine wishes for someone to help with social services in Seattle and gets a Fairy Godmother. Magic is rather minimal, but interesting story—even a “happily ever after”, though it’s downplayed to a large extent. Cute.


    9. Not a great story and not very well-written, but the Seattle setting of this fractured fairy tale was enjoyable.


    10. The GodmotherI found this book to be a good read. I also had a hard time putting it down. It also was very reasonably priced. Yes I would recommend this book and I plan on getting book two.


    11. Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters: paranormalsistersGoing old school here.Picking it up because of the cover and buying it for it's concept I was ready to read a light hearted easy read that would help me get over my reading funk.Instead I got the darker side of Fairy Tales. Which I don't mind, I was just surprised by it is all. More depressing, in a way, and less Disney like. The characters I liked. Felicity with her silvery being, Rose and her wanting to help everyone even if it me [...]


    12. This book started well, and then overstepped its own limits. A shame. The initial idea was nice enough; a social worker is confronted to real-life cases that mimick several fairy-tales. Why not. It was a little heavy-handed of the author to have a character explicitly state that fairy-tales are archetypes that keep reproducing themselves in the real world (this rationalisation sounded silly, and since it was not enough of a justification, it could have been omitted with no problem), but that's a [...]


    13. Rose Samson, Seattle social worker, wishes for a fairy godmother, and high-class British accented Felicity Fortune tries to oblige. Envious stepmother sends knife-wielding assassin Robert "Bobby" after Snohomish Quantrill (spell that one without looking), rock-star's daughter on probation. Sheo escapes and meets seven nicknamed Vietnam veterans on masculine drumming-sauna retreat. Toddler Gigi and brother Hank are abandoned by their drug-addled mother. Saved once by friendly cop Fred, the second [...]


    14. I like fairy tales. I like it when they're updated or re-told. I really like it when they keep their original sharp edges. Social worker Rose Samson doesn't believe in fairy tales or wishes. In her work she's seen too much badness to believe in happy endings. When her friend gives her a crystal pendant and tells her to make a wish on it, Rose wishes for a fairy godmother for "the whole damned city." With Felicity Fortune, Rose gets just that. She also gets a modern-day Cinderella, Snow White, an [...]


    15. The fantasty genre has always dealt with moral issues. The fight between Good and Evil has been a major theme of the genre since the beginning. But I've never been slapped in the face so forcefully with the specific moral preaching that I found in The Godmother. It was a bit off-putting from the start. I felt like I was being told how to feel rather than allowed to form my own view of the desperate situations of the characters and the city. The idea of paralleling modern trials with well-known f [...]


    16. Sweet, funny and very wishful in the best way. The characters may not have been guaranteed happiness ever after but they had a good chance at an optimistic outlook.Except for the riding stable near Gas Works parks I enjoyed the description of Seattle as the setting. However the idea of trails and stabling between Lake Union and Wallingford is just not possible. There used to be a real stable in West Seattle until the sixties. The South Seattle Community College is near the location. That area is [...]


    17. The book is clever and entertaining, setting a few classic fairy tales in the late 20th century, and giving "the whole damn city" of Seattle a fairy godmother at the request of an harried social worker. The characters are believable, as are the horrors they face. And some of those horrors (particularly child molestation) crossed over my personal line of "too much". There are unpleasant realities in this world that that I don't care to read about in fiction. And so while I enjoyed the writing and [...]


    18. Awful. Just a really, really bad combo of really heinous crimes and lots and lots of jokesAnd way too much talking -- pages at a time without hardly any exposition to break it up beyond the standard "she said"/"he said" labels.As a side note -- the ereads edition I bought has plenty of editing errors where multiple paragraphs were run together with not even a space between two different people talking. I just peeked at the sample for the Kindle edition, and spotted one in the sample, so they obv [...]


    19. As other reviewers have mentioned this is a pretty dark godmother story with some extremely uncomfortable/unwanted scenes. While I can appreciate the underlying message of the book (which seems to be that there is no such thing as a happy ending, really, and that bureaucracy can invade even the most magical of realms) I had a hard time stomaching the harsh realness of the book. Not a fun read. Not a bad one, but not terribly rewarding for the trouble.


    20. As a native of Seattle, I liked that the novel takes place there because it's fun to read about places that you frequent. Honestly, I couldn't get past the whole child molester thing. I mean, it all ends okay except I felt like it skipped over all the therapy that those kids were going to have to go through later on.


    21. Good read, but holy trigger-ville, Batman! Dark side of humanity and fairy tales mixed with whimsy and the bright side of fairy tales. But beware, detailed and in depth perspective of paedophiles, their victims, and other unsavory characters. I enjoyed it overall but also had to sprint for the finish so that I didn't keep the story running in the back of my mind.


    22. My first book of 2012, a year in which I promise to write reviews for every book I read. This one grabbed me quick and was a fast, fun read. Can't help thinking it's rather dated at some points though, and the cast of characters is slightly larger than it probably needs to be. Still, I enjoyed it and will be picking up the sequel.


    23. pairing a godmother with a social worker in seattle makes for a good story, but there were a few too many ugly details about the cases however, it certainly remained true to the nature of the original fairytales.


    24. Really? The bad guy has the heroine trapped in a storage room on a ferry with only a locked door between them and he . . . just goes away? Way to write yourself out of a corner, but it didn't work for me.








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