Warning: This book may make you laugh out loud in public.
Marie Santora has always known her Italian family is a little crazy, but when she inherits her grandmother’s estate, they now have a million more reasons to act nuts. It soon becomes clear that the amount of money Marie needs to live comfortably will be decided by her family—if they don’t get enough of her money, she won’t live comfortably. Marie plans her escape. She’ll give her family a parting gift and then move to Hollywood to chase her dream of writing film scripts. But with millions at stake, it will take more than a free vacation to Jamaica to get the erratic Santora family to toe the line. And the timing couldn’t be worse when her hot pursuit changes from screenplay to foreplay. Now she has to stop her loud-mouthed clan from spilling her secrets as fast as they’re swilling Jamaican rum. Climb aboard this hilarious roller coaster ride where Marie is left wishing “out” was the new “in,” and where every lounge chair is a hot seat when the Santora family ventures this close to the equator.
The island of Jamaica just may not be big enough.
Greetings from Jamaica was a runner-up for the first annual Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
If you love Mari SanGiovanni then check out Ann McMan, Lisa Gitlin and Joan Opyr. You won’t be sorry.