Hideaway: The Godmothers #7

by Fern Michaels
ISBN: 9781496712066
Publish Date: 4/25/2017
Format: ePub
Categories: Fiction General, Fiction Women, ePub



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One of the candles in the south position flickered for a few seconds, then went out. Smoke from the wick spiraled above the candle. All eyes were focused on this. The smoke formed a small whirlwind and flew across the room so fast, everyone at the table felt a small gush of air! “Are you here now? Did you just blow out the candle?”

Another candle was extinguished, and the smoke from that candle withered away into the air as it would have had someone pinched its wick. “See?” Ida whispered to Daniel.

“Shhh, be quiet, Ida,” Sophie admonished.

“Are you here in the room with us now? If you are, let us know by extinguishing another candle.” All eyes focused on the two remaining candles on the table. The red, orange, and gold flames barely moved.

For the next minute or so, no one took their eyes away from the two remaining candles.

“I don’t think our spirit is ready to make contact yet. I feel as though she is . . . afraid.” Sophie mumbled the last word.

They returned their attention to Sophie when she spoke. “Something terrible must have happened to her.”


Part One of the New Three-Part Godmothers Serial!

The best of friends, Toots, Ida, Mavis, and Sophie have been there for each other through thick and thin. Now Sophie needs the rest of the Godmothers to help her through something they’ve never faced before . . .

As Sophie De Luca has learned, many things really are better the second time around. She’s celebrating a wonderful year of marriage to her sweet second husband, Goebel. Meanwhile, the rekindled bond between Sophie and her childhood friends Toots, Ida, and Mavis is stronger and more supportive than it’s ever been. All four are happily settled outside of Charleston, and Toots, who’d sworn to never marry again after eight trips down the aisle, is so blissfully content with her beau that she might be ready for lucky number nine . . . with a little coaxing.

Yet ever since she and Goebel moved into their new home, Sophie has sensed something a little . . . unusual. Old houses often contain items left behind from previous owners, but what remains in this case is the legacy of a painful secret that only Sophie’s unique gift can uncover. It’s a special kind of challenge . . . and who better than three extraordinary friends to help her do it?

Praise for Fern Michaels and The Godmothers Series

“Pure recession-proof fun.” —Publishers Weekly

“Michaels’ engaging version of the Golden Girls.” —Booklist

“Grab some tissues as you read the latest installment of the outstanding Godmothers series, which contains an abundance of poignancy, wit, charm and laugh-out-loud moments. Reading Michaels is always a rewarding experience.” —RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars on Classified

“The camaraderie of the four friends remains very powerful in the latest Godmothers contemporary . . . Fans will enjoy Breaking News.” —Midwest Book Reviews

“A tale of intrigue, excitement, and friendship . . . This novel will satisfy your taste for thrill while reinforcing the value of keeping good company in hard times.” —The Charleston Mercury on Late Edition

“This is a perfect book to take with you and sit and laugh at the beach. It’s just fun.” —Louisville Kentucky Courier-Journal on The Scoop

About Fern Michaels:

READ CHAPTER EXCERPTS FOR THE FOLLOWING TITLES:
Upside Down
Countdown
Take Down

Webster's Collegiate Dictionary defines a biography this way: A biography is the written history of a person's life. Fern Michaels isn't a person. Fern Michaels is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I was born because according to him I was `a dinky little thing' weighing in at four and a half pounds. However, I answer to Fern since people are more comfortable with a name they can pronounce.

I've been telling stories and scribbling for twenty-five years. I hope I can continue for another twenty-five years. It wasn't easy during some of those years. As I said, I had to persevere. My old Polish grandmother said something to me when I was little that I never forgot. She said when God is good to you, you have to give back. For a while I didn't know how to do that. When I finally figured it out I set up The Fern Michaels Foundation. The foundation allows me to grant four year scholarships to needy, deserving students. I then went a step further and opened pre-school and day care centers with affordable rates for single moms who are having a hard time of it. Doing Fern Michaels allows me to do this and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't thank God for being so good to me. I don't know what I'm the most proud of, the books I write, the scholarships, the pre-schools or the fact that I put my kids through college on my own with no help from anyone. Probably the latter because when all else is said and done, the only thing that matters is family.

Is Fern Michaels a great writer. No. She is however, one hell of a story teller. When people ask me what I do, I say, "I scribble and tell stories." It's a great way to make a living. The Dutch have a saying, `If you can't whistle on your way to work, you don't belong in that job.' I whistle all day long.


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