A Kiss At Kihali (Strong, Savvy Women...And The Men Who Love Them Book #1)

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They rescue endangered animals, but can they rescue each other?

Renny Kudrow, Director of the Kihali animal orphanage in Kenya, is a brilliant scientist and an expert in animal communication. But human communication?

Not so much, thinks Starlite Higgins, the orphanage's wildlife vet he has hired over the objection of others who think a woman is not up to the job. Renny is prickly, remote, critical, and Starlite, anxious to please and accustomed to success, is unable to win his approval.

When Renny and Starlite are forced to work together to rescue a lovable baby rhino from poachers, they must face the secrets they both hide--and the attraction they can no longer deny.

Meet the brave and lovable baby rhino, Zuri (the word means “beautiful” in Swahili), Doris and Maisie, the wise and caring elephants, and Boozie, a mischievous young goat. Get to know string bean-skinny Jomo and strong, athletic Muthengi, the Kenyan wildlife experts, Ian Stewart-Montgomery, the witty, handsome half-Kenyan, half-English photo safari guide, and all the other human and animal friends who find a home at Kihali.

A KISS AT KIHALI will appeal to readers who love animals, adventure and tender love stories about second chances.

A KISS AT KIHALI is suitable for a wide range of readers and contains no sex or cursing.

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KEYWORDS:  strong woman, Alpha male, woman doctor, mother and daughter, America, Africa, Kenya, rhinos, elephants, goats, wildlife, nature, poaching, poachers, crime, veterinarian, vet, female vet, scientist, animal rescue, animal communication, love story, wholesome, clean romance, sweet romance, second chance at love, mystery, suspense, contemporary, diversity, Africans, Americans, safari, photo safari 

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Until a loving father with a shocking secret that ends in murder--and Slash Steiner, the mysterious man with the Midas touch--bring the two women face to face in a searing confrontation.



“A spectacular, richly plotted novel. Racing to a shocking climax, this glittering novel is first-class entertainment, a story of love and money, and how both are made, lost, and found again.” —NY Times

Love And Money is the dramatic story of a forbidden triangle and dangerous family secrets. Ruth Harris is the million-copy New York Times bestselling author and Romantic Times award winner for "best contemporary."

Love And Money was originally published in hard cover by Random House.  The Park Avenue Series is available in GooglePlay ebook editions.

Get HUSBANDS AND LOVERS (PARK AVENUE SERIES, Book #2) FOR ONLY $2.99.  --A lonely wife. A handsome lover. A jealous husband. A gun in a Tiffany bag.

Husbands And Lovers is a million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ 


Decades (Book # 3)--This bestselling classic is the compelling story of a marriage at risk, a family in crisis and a woman on the brink set against the tumultuous decades of the mid-twentieth century. "Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly "Terrific!" --Cosmopolitan "Powerful. A gripping novel." --Women Today Book Club   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_DECADES_Park_Avenue_Series_Book_1?id=iMfHBAAAQBAJ 


Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! #1 on Movers and Shakers! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ


The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the glamorous Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted."I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." —Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus    https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

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“An ideal book. Ruth Harris has done a miraculous job of entwining the lives of two women in a totally believable and fascinating way. Plausible and entertaining, Love And Money reads fast and the time frames ring true. Ruth Harris is a talented writer who has come up with a novel so entertaining and interesting you won’t have to hide if someone asks you what you’re reading.” —West Coast Review of Books

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“Slash Steiner, a ‘man from nowhere who makes it big and becomes Deedee’s husband and Lana’s lover.

“Harris makes these characters and the joys and tragedies of their lives exciting and believable. With a narrative style that is crisply precise and descriptive, an unerring ear for dialogue and an overall tone that is strongly reminiscent of Susan Isaacs, Harris has written a terrifically satisfying ‘good read.’” —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel

“Ruth Harris is in a class by herself!” —Literary Guild

“In this entertaining story, Harris portrays characters who try to assuage their emotional pain by amassing wealth. Harris will keep her fans engrossed as she accentuates the riskiness and unpredictability of lives obsessed with money, setting them against a backdrop of dizzying social change.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Well-written, fast-paced and diverting.” —Library Journal

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THREE WOMEN. THREE DECADES.

Spanning the years from the optimistic post-War 1940s to the Mad Men 1950s and rebellious “Make Love, Not War” 1960s, DECADES is about three generations of women who must confront the radical changes and upended expectations presented by the turbulent decades in which they lived.

Evelyn, talented but insecure, faithful to the traditional values she grew up with, is a loyal and loving wife whose marriage means everything to her.

Nick, handsome and ambitious, a chameleon who changes with the changing times, is her successful but restless husband.

Joy, their daughter, coming of age at a time of anger and rebellion, needs them both but is torn between them.

Barbara is the other woman. Younger than Evelyn, accomplished but alone, she wonders if she can have everything--including another woman's husband.

But can she? Is she willing to pay the price? And how will Evelyn handle her rebellious daughter, her straying husband and the threat to her marriage?

DECADES, sweeping in scope yet intimate in detail, is the emotional, compelling story of family and marriage, betrayal and healing.

DECADES, Book #1 in the Park Avenue Series, was originally published in hard cover by Simon & Schuster.

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are all available on GooglePlay.

Husbands And Lovers, Book #2 in the Park Avenue Series.  Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a shy wallflower who turns herself into a lovely and desirable woman and the two handsome, successful men who compete for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Husbands_And_Lovers_Park_Avenue_Series?id=-DX3AgAAQBAJ

Love And Money (Book #3)—Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until murder—and the handsome, brilliant man they both love—bring them face to face. “Richly plotted. First-class entertainment.” —NY Times "Fast-paced, superior fiction. A terrifically satisfying 'good read.'" —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=6TD3AgAAQBAJ

Modern Women (Book # 4)--Million-copy NYT bestseller! Three likable, dynamic women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men. "Funny, sad, vivid, and raunchy. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades." --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Ruth Harris's rapier wit spices up a superb 'rags to riches' novel. You'll love Modern Women." --West Coast Review of Books "Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ

The Last Romantics (Book # 5)--A sweeping love story set in Paris and New York during the champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but dangerously flawed. She is a gifted fashion designer who has the world at her feet. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted."I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus  https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

DECADES REVIEWS:

“A brilliant book. Three generations of women are succinctly
capsuled in this novel by a writer who has all the intellect of
Mary McCarthy, all the insight of Joan Didion. Rarely have
attitudes been so probingly examined—tough, trenchant, chic and
ultra-sophisticated, Ms. Harris recreates the decades in which
her heroines lived, from zoot suits and Sammy Kaye, through
Eisenhower, Elvis and poodle-cut hairdos to moon walks, Mick
Jagger and micro-minis. Readers will be entertained and few will be
able to forget what Decades has to say about men and women and the
games people play.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A terrific novel about a singular single girl.” —Cosmopolitan

“Ruth Harris has re-created both the style and substance of three
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three generations of women.” —Women Today Book Club

“I read Decades straight through at one sitting and the more I
think about that, the more impressive the novel seems.” —Houston Post

“The songs we sang, the clothes we wore, the way we made love. Absolutely perfect!” —Publisher’s Weekly

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