Fern Michaels grew up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, got married, and had five children before she picked up a pen to begin writing what would turn out be one best-selling romance after another. One of the most consistent bestselling romance writers of the '80s and '90s, Michaels writes mostly steamy historical romances with heavy doses of passion, seduction, and torrid adultery. Divorced from her first husband, she dedicates much of her time to philanthropic concerns, having set up the Fern Michaels Foundation, which grants scholarships to students in need. She also set up affordable pre-school and day-care centers for struggling single mothers.
From the Publisher
Newly single Teresa ôTootsö Amelia Loudenberry has crammed a great deal of livingùnot to mention eight much-loved husbandsùinto her varied and rewarding life, and fate has just handed her the perfect opportunity to taste life again, in the first book in a new series by the best-selling author. (General fiction). Simultaneous.
Fern Michaels kicks off her Godmother series with this raucous cross-country tale of a wealthy Southern widow who invades Hollywood. After putting her eighth husband in the ground, Teresa "Toots" Amelia Loudenberry is in need of a life-affirming adventure, so she collects her three best friends and heads for the left coast, with a plan to buy the tabloid newspaper where her daughter works. But when the seedy owner of the paper disappears with her down payment, "Toots" and company have no choice but to track him down and subject him to their unique brand of southern Justice.
When Toots Loudenberry's 8th (and most likely richest) husband kicks the bucket, she and three of her closest sexagenarian friends decide they want an adventure. Toots wants to buy the struggling second-tier "newspaper" where her daughter works. But when the deal goes sour and the shady owner skedaddles with all the cash, Toots, Ida, Sophie, and Mavis (and Mavis's Chihuahua Coco) have to track him down. This first entry in Fern Michaels's Godmothers series will keep you chuckling as you turn the effervescent pages.