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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication date September 2, 2014
Pages 318
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781497640221
ISBN-10 1497640229
Dimensions 0 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s Godmother puts a new twist in contemporary fantasy with the assertion that fairy godmothers exist here and now, and they have magical power that allows them to intervene in real-world problems.

What if someone wished for a fairy godmother would help the entire city of Seattle? An overworked, overstressed social worker named Rose Samson does just that when she makes an idle wish on a mustard seed. Felicity Fortune of Godmothers Anonymous shows up to help. Rose Samson is neither fashion model beautiful nor a twit, and she happily joins forces with Felicity Fortune, a “Godmother” who demonstrates that Grimm’s fairy tales are still relevant in our humdrum modern world.

Fairy godmothers are on a magical budget, so every possible way they can get human beings or animals to assist one another, they will try, rather than using up their magical means.

Felicity encounters many strangely familiar situations: a pretty stablehand named Cindy Ellis is mistreated by her cruel stepsisters. A rock star’s daughter, scared of the supermodel she married, runs away from home and encounters seven Vietnam veterans at an encounter session and retreat. One of them might be a big bad wolf, who knows?
 
In all their encounters, Rose and Felicity try to blend their magical aid with realistic human initiative and social responsibility. Scarborough’s fully realized settings and the humor built into the mix of magical solutions and grim reality make this work an entertaining and compelling read.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780441000968
 
from Ace Books (September 1, 1994)
9780441000968 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Rose Simpson, a Seattle social worker frustrated by her job's red tape, has been idly wishing for a fairy godmother, little expecting that a meeting with a strange woman, Felicity Fortune, might bring a little real magic into her life
Paperback
Book cover for 9780441002696 Book cover for 9781497640221
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (September 2, 2014)
9781497640221 | details & prices | 318 pages | List price $14.99
About: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough’s Godmother puts a new twist in contemporary fantasy with the assertion that fairy godmothers exist here and now, and they have magical power that allows them to intervene in real-world problems.
Reprint edition from Ace Books (December 1, 1995)
9780441002696 | details & prices | 4.00 × 6.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $6.99
About: Donning a crystal pendant of unsuspected power and wishing for a fairy godmother who will save all of Seattle, social worker Rose Samson is amazed by the prompt arrival of the silver-haired Felicity Fortune and her magical powers.

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