Good to Go
Gypsy Caravan Mystery
By Marg McAlister
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Georgie B. Goode hadn’t realized that she was ready to rebel—not until she uttered a very decisive “NO” and had the rest of her family staring at her in shock. Her father, founder of the enormous Johnny B. Goode RV Empire, couldn’t believe it. What was going on with his daughter? Every year until now she had done what he asked: picked out a late-model motorhome for herself ready to showcase it at his giant RV Expo.
A late-model motorhome just doesn’t do it for Georgie. Her first love is the tiny retro travel trailer and vintage van division of her father’s empire…but he and her brother Jerry think she’s crazy wanting to build it up. They deliberately don’t make it easy for Georgie.
She takes to the road to prove she can live and travel in a vintage gypsy caravan, and meet her father’s outrageous sales targets as well. What she doesn’t count on is her great-grandmother Rosa’s determination that she should carry on the family gypsy tradition of fortune-telling on the road.
What with brother Jerry’s conniving tricks, her father’s unreasonable demands, and dozens of people flocking to her vintage van to have their fortunes told… Georgie really does wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew. And somehow, she has to figure out what the crystal ball is trying to tell her before Kaylene hooks up with a guy who is oh so wrong for her!
Honestly I thought it was going to be cute, but unassuming. I’ve read plenty of food based mysteries with a seclure location that never changes. So I thought this would be interesting and different but I didn’t expect too much from it. I liked the gypsy play with things, and the crystal ball. It was intriguing and unassuming.
With the thought it was going to be unassuming I was pleasantly surprised. This is a intriguing and nice story, yes nicer then I expected. I liked how Georgie worked to get what she wanted, how her father is portrayed as doting but not as spoiling his children. And I absolutely ADORED her great grandmother, even though she didn’t have a whole lot in the story.
I found myself wanting the same sort of thing Georgie had, especially her crystal ball. It portrayed magic in a way Ive rarely read in books before. It is balanced well with the story and her actions. Its not all magic, and its not like the magic or psychic readings are a second thought. Its very well done in my opinion.
Georgies brother annoyed me, but from the reading I found myself seeing why he does what he does. All the characters seem to have that with them. Well done and reasonably realistic.
Overall I liked this book and wish I had the rest of the series already.
4/5 Crystal balls
Others in the series:
Georgie be Good (Book 2) $0.99
Good Riddance (Book 3) $0.99
The Three pack $2.99