The Goddaughter

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Orca Book Publishers, Sep 1, 2012 - Fiction - 134 pages
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Gina Gallo is a gemologist who would like nothing better than to run her little jewelry shop. Unfortunately she's also "the Goddaughter," and, as she tells her new friend Pete, "you don't get to choose your relatives." And you can't avoid them when you live in Hamilton and they more or less run the place. When Gina bumps into Pete at the Art Gallery Gala, sparks fly. So do bullets, when her cousin Tony is taken down by rival mobsters from New York. It turns out Tony was carrying a load of hot gems in the heel of his shoe. When Gina is reluctantly recruited to carry the rocks back to Buffalo, the worst happens: they get stolen. Pete and Gina have no choice but to steal them back, even though philandering politicians, shoe fetishists, and a trio of inept goons stand in their way. It's all in a day's work, when you're the Goddaughter.
  

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Review: The Goddaughter (Gina Gallo)

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

This book has serious flaws. It is several chapters too short, it is entirely too much fun to read, and it ends too soon. I used a Kindle to read this story. I miss the feel of pages in my fingers and ... Read full review

Review: The Goddaughter (Gina Gallo)

User Review  - John Kenny - Goodreads

Murder, armed robbery, body snatching and smuggling - what's not to laugh about? Melodie Campbell successfully combines the noir, romance and comedy genres into a fun, light hearted novella. I ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 2
5
Chapter 3
13
Chapter 4
16
Chapter 5
26
Chapter 6
34
Chapter 7
43
Chapter 8
47
Chapter 9
52
Chapter 10
62
Chapter 11
74
Chapter 12
76
Chapter 13
92
Chapter 14
102
Chapter 15
107
Chapter 16
114
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About the author (2012)

Melodie Campbell has been a banker, marketing director, college instructor, comedy writer and possibly the worst runway model ever. Her work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Star Magazine, Flash Fiction, Canadian Living, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and many more. The Goddaughter is Melodie’s second published novel. She live in Oakville, Ontario, and can be found at www.melodiecampbell.com.

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