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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Godfather's Daughter Book Review

What is one thing you can do while waiting for your two-week overdue baby to come? Read!!

The Godfather's Daughter by Rita Gigante is the latest book I have been reading to keep my mind off waiting and waiting for my little one. Boy, is this book ever unique! This is a true story written by the daughter of a New York crime boss. She writes about her life from very young on all the way through adulthood and how growing up in this family situation influenced every part of her life. I was shocked as I read this book! I could hardly believe the truth of her words! 

As I read this book, I couldn't help but be thankful for my life and my blessings. I also found myself contemplating how I am affecting my children as their parent. Am I giving them the love and attention they so crave? Am I a good example that they want to follow?

This book is eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and a very interesting look at the underworld of crime families. Here is a brief overview of the story:

On the surface, Rita Gigante's family looked like all the other Italian Catholics in her suburban New Jersey neighborhood. But behind closed doors, they had a secret—her father was notorious crime boss Vincent "the Chin" Gigante, head of all five New York crime families.

In The Godfather's Daughter, Rita takes us on her emotional and spiritual journey growing up on the tumultuous fringes of the underworld. Her struggles with deception and honesty, violence and love, and sickness and healing finally lead Rita up to a world of light—and a life where she can finally accept and bravely live her own truth.

If you love learning from other people through their struggles, victories, and lives, you will love this book! I am sure you will be saying, "Wow!" as many times as I did while reading this book.

You can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Hay House, and Chapters.Indigo.

*Cara was provided this book to review. No other compensation was given. All opinions are 100% her own.*


  1. I love reading about people's lives. We each face such different challenges and blessings. How we respond to them also varies widely. I think reading of other's experiences help us appreciate and see our own lives in a different light. Thanks for the review.

  2. I'm going to have to get that book for my husband. He loves mob stories.


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