Modern Women (Park Avenue Series, Book #4)

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MILLION-COPY NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

IF YOU LOVED SEX AND THE CITY, YOU'LL LOVE MODERN WOMEN!

MODERN WOMEN (Park Avenue Series, Book #4) is about the passionate lives and turbulent times of three strong, irresistible women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men.

Jane Gresh: Bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, but will her delicious revenge on the man who cheated on her cost her everything?

Lincky Desmond: Smart, beautiful and hard working, she takes a shocking gamble others won't. She marries Mr. Right--but will she risk it all for Mr. Wrong?

Elly McGrath: She is loyal and dedicated, a loving wife and devoted mother, but when confronted with the ultimate betrayal, what will she do to stand up for herself and her children?

Owen Casals:  Hemingway invented macho. Owen Casals perfects it. He is handsome, successful, magnetic--and he knows it. He is hungry, horny and ambitious but will the price of success be too high?

 "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 Book

"Sharp and stylishly written." --Chicago Sun-Times

MODERN WOMEN: A million-copy NYT bestseller! Originally published in hard cover and paperback by St. Martin's Press.

"Bestsellers like Decades, Husbands And Lovers and Love And Money have established Ruth Harris as one of the frankest, most stylish, and most compelling voices in contemporary fiction."

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available as GooglePlay ebooks.

Decades (Book # 1)--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

Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--Million copy NYT bestseller! Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times! The story of a 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)--#1 on Amazon's Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until the handsome, mysterious man they both love--and murder--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

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 by a desperate secret. "I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan "Gloriously romantic." --Kirkus   https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=oHH4AgAAQBAJ

Keywords, Series Keywords:  women, single woman, funny, humor, hilarious, sexy, bestseller, JFK, assassination, sex, women's fiction, marriage, divorce, Texas, New York, publishing, career woman, wife, journalist, author, HEA, romance, affair, 20th Century

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Addicted!  To fame, beauty, sex, money, power…to a dream.

Brilliant, idealistic Dr. Gavin Jenkins creates a revolutionary treatment that heals his patients and helps them perform at the top of their abilities. When he marries a beautiful heiress and rises from rural poverty to riches and international celebrity, a ruthless, predatory oil billionaire introduces Gavin to the ailing President of the United States.

It is then that a twisted conspiracy is set in motion that leads from a secluded private island in the Mediterranean, to deadly KGB plots, and beheadings in the scarlet-draped bedroom of a sexually depraved royal prince to the Oval Office itself. As the darkest secrets at the heart of the White House are revealed, the world’s energy supply—and Gavin's own life—hang in the balance.

HOOKED, a political-medical thriller set in the 1960s world of the Jet Set and The Beautiful People, is set in New York and Washington, Vienna, Cairo and aboard Lydia, the world’s most beautiful yacht.

“POWERFUL! BRILLIANT! All the sure elements of a big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story. Slick and sexy with easily recognizable people or composites.” —Publisher's Weekly

“Truly one of the best books I've ever read! I luuuvvved the international jet-setting element, and the characters were each riveting in their own unique ways. I simply could not put it down! If I could give it 10-Stars, I would! It's that good!!!” —bestselling author D. D. Scott

“Sex, greed, ambition and murder–what's not to like? It's great to see NYT bestselling authors, Ruth Harris and Michael Harris move into the thriller genre.” —Mark Chisnell, author of The Defector

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the operating theatre, NYT best-selling author Ruth Harris and Michael Harris take on the medical-political thriller. Sleepless nights ahead for Daniel Silva and Tess Gerritsen as their crowns are threatened.” —Mark Williams, co-author of Sugar and Spice

Also by NYT bestselling authors Ruth and Michael Harris:

BRAINWASHED, a psychological thriller, is based on real-life psychiatric experiments conducted by the CIA in American and Canadian universities and known by the code name MK-ULTRA. "BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. Ruth and Michael Harris have delivered another great read and sure bestseller. I dare you to put it down!" --Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51

BRAINWASHED is available on GooglePlay at—https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Ruth_Harris_Brainwashed_A_Thriller?id=iDH-AgAAQBAJ

Keywords: medical, political, historical, conspiracy, thriller, doctor, hospital, surgeon, billionaire, millionaire, international thriller, assassination, thrillers, crime fiction, ebooks literature & fiction, suspense, dark, disturbing, vengeful, scary, kink, sex, drugs, drug addiction, assassin, hitman, conspiracy, financial, terrorism, theft, robbery, murder, beach, island, mountain, urban, Turkey, Washington DC, president, New York City, Baltimore, thriller, medical thriller, 1960s, White House, assassination, Middle East, Turkey, Vienna, political thriller, murder, doctor, addiction, rich, wealthy, yacht, royalty, Egypt, Russia, revenge, sex, 20th Century


Rich girl. Poor girl.
Sisters--and strangers.
Enemies--and rivals.

Two women in love with the same man.



Beautiful Park Avenue heiress, Deedee Dahlen, and Lana Bantry, abused child from the wrong side of the tracks, live in different worlds. They share a father but not an inheritance, a lover but not a commitment--and they do not know of each other's existence.



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

More Love And Money reviews:

“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

“Fast-paced, superior fiction with a zinging sense of style. A skillfully written, highly commercial “page-turner” Love And Money is also a series of carefully drawn character studies and insightful psychological portraits. 

“Love And Money focuses on three major characters. Deedee Dahlen is a million dollar heiress, ‘born late, as if she knew ahead of time how complicated her life was going to be and needed all the time she could get to prepare for coping with its difficulties.’

“Lana Bantry, Deedee’s illegitimate sister, was born ‘six weeks prematurely, as if she couldn’t wait to get out into the world and take charge.’

“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

Keywords, Series Keywords: sisters, secret baby, saga, family secrets, inheritance, legacy, heiress, romance, love story, kwomen's fiction, romance, literary fiction, debutante, rich girl, poor girl, wrong side of the tracks, cheating husband, jet set, socialite, billionaire, Alpha hero, New York, Massachusetts, strong woman, trophy wife, abused child, Wall Street, orphan, family, literary fiction

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Destiny brings them together but will fate--and the tides of history--keep them apart?

Kim Hendricks is a legendary American war reporter and famous novelist, a man's man and a woman's man--bold, exuberant, confident and intensely romantic. He is dashing, handsome and celebrated but reckless and dangerously flawed.

Nicole Redon is French, a fashion designer who invents the clothes, the perfume and the style that liberate a generation of women. She is beautiful, charming, lonely, haunted by a desperate secret.

Kim confronts a devastating tragedy. Nicole guards a desperate secret. They meet by chance and pursue their star-crossed romance in New York and Paris, on safari in Africa, in glamorous resorts on the French Riviera and the savage blood-drenched front lines of two world wars.

They are a larger-than-life couple who live and love in a radical new age of jazz and cubism, moving pictures and the stock market, Picasso and Garbo, Hemingway and Fitzgerald. They meet and embark on a romance so fierce and so blinding it threatens to overwhelm them both. Their insistence on living their lives so boldly and so freely makes them the last romantics, the first contemporaries.

THE LAST ROMANTICS is an epic love story, sweeping yet intimate, set in Paris during the glittering, champagne-fizzed Jazz Age of the 1920's.

"Delightful, de-lovely and de-vine!" JRG News

"I love it, I love it! Fantastic, immensely readable." --Cosmopolitan

"Gloriously romantic" --Kirkus

THE LAST ROMANTICS was originally published in hard cover by Simon and Schuster.

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available in GooglePlay ebook editions.

Decades (Book # 1)--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

Husbands And Lovers (Book # 2)--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)--#1 on Movers and Shakers. Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until fate--and murder--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! #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/Ruth_Harris_The_Last_Romantics_Park_Avenue_Series?id=lav4AgAAQBAJ

Keywords, Series Keywords: romance, historical romance, historical novel, saga, epic, Paris, New York, safari, designer, strong woman, famous hero, rich, royalty, international, high society, beautiful people, single woman, 1920s, writer, author, fashion

Rich girl. Poor girl.
Sisters--and strangers.
Enemies--and rivals.

Two women in love with the same man.



Beautiful Park Avenue heiress, Deedee Dahlen, and Lana Bantry, abused child from the wrong side of the tracks, live in different worlds. They share a father but not an inheritance, a lover but not a commitment--and they do not know of each other's existence.



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

More Love And Money reviews:

“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

“Fast-paced, superior fiction with a zinging sense of style. A skillfully written, highly commercial “page-turner” Love And Money is also a series of carefully drawn character studies and insightful psychological portraits. 

“Love And Money focuses on three major characters. Deedee Dahlen is a million dollar heiress, ‘born late, as if she knew ahead of time how complicated her life was going to be and needed all the time she could get to prepare for coping with its difficulties.’

“Lana Bantry, Deedee’s illegitimate sister, was born ‘six weeks prematurely, as if she couldn’t wait to get out into the world and take charge.’

“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

Keywords, Series Keywords: sisters, secret baby, saga, family secrets, inheritance, legacy, heiress, romance, love story, kwomen's fiction, romance, literary fiction, debutante, rich girl, poor girl, wrong side of the tracks, cheating husband, jet set, socialite, billionaire, Alpha hero, New York, Massachusetts, strong woman, trophy wife, abused child, Wall Street, orphan, family, literary fiction

Nora Ephron meets James Bond. Or is it the other way around?

Blake Westin is a smart, savvy, no BS New Yorker. Her darling (damn!) husband, Ralph Marino, is a très James Bond ex-cop and head of security for a large international corporation.

When Blake buys a faux Chanel bag from a sidewalk vendor, her problems start—but don’t end—with a mugging. They escalate to an encounter with a gun-toting jailbird, an iPhone obsessed Afghan war lord, a diamond-bedecked janitor, and a showdown with a beautiful woman who might—or might not—be deadly.

Meanwhile, Ralph is about to hit the Big Six O and he’s not happy about it. Neither is Blake. Especially now that she suspects Ralph might be cheating on her. Again.

At this tense time in their relationship, Blake and Ralph are forced by Ralph’s über-neurotic billionaire boss to work together to solve a murder, break up an international counterfeiting ring—and save Ralph’s job.

"Does it sound odd to call a murder mystery light and delightful? Ruth Harris gives us quotable quotes one after another making this reader laugh out loud over and over again. I truly have nothing negative to say about this novel. Reading this novel was an exercise in self-indulgence best done with your favorite glass of something rare or much loved snack infrequently eaten (I did both). If you like light and funny cozy mysteries with wonderful heart, pick this one up today." —RabidReadersReviews

A note to readers from Ruth—I’ve been looking forward to writing about a long-term marriage. In The Chanel Caper, Blake and Ralph have been through it all—the break ups and makeups, the squabbles, the spats and the stand-offs. Even so, after twenty-six years of marriage (and driving each other crazy), they are still holding hands in the movies. And they still have the hots for each other!

Add to the mix the fact that I’m a news junkie and love to write about the social and cultural background of the period during which a book is set. The Chanel Caper takes place in the fall of 2008 when the global financial system faced collapse. From Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff to bankers in five thousand dollar suits flying their private jets to Washington to scrounge for bail outs, the financial crisis of 2008 was a richly ironic background for The Chanel Caper.

Other characters in the story were inspired by headlines, news stories and current events: 

• a washed-up Martha Steward wannabe trying to make a come back with the help of a red balconette bra

• a one-eyed, one-legged Afghan warlord who doesn’t speak a word of English

• an über neurotic, germ-ophobic billionaire freaking out as the stock market plummets and his net worth goes down—and down

• a flack-jacket-wearing gung-ho war zone reporter with a humongo pair of 36 DoubleD's

• NYC’s ubiquitous sidewalk vendors of faux designer label bags, sunglasses and scarves

• the city’s vast selection of ethnic restaurants and foods

• news reports about the deadly consequences of counterfeit drugs

• the rise of the Chinese economy and the glam and glittering city of Shanghai

• trendy gurus and hot self-help fads

Add in Bollywood movies, the world's best shade of red lipstick + one drop-dead fantastic way to deal with a cheating husband and you'll know why I had a ball writing The Chanel Caper. I hope you have a ball reading it!

Keywords: cozy mystery, mystery, chick lit, Big Apple, witty, humor, sophisticated, funny, hilarious, female sleuth, strong woman, sexy, Alpha hero, billionaire, woman detective, cop, married couple, Shanghai, China, Afghanistan, warlord, war reporter, red bra, gourmet cook, television, tv, amateur sleuth, New York, Manhattan, Pilates, wellness, James Bond, Nora Ephron, Janet Evanovich, Sophie Kinsella, debutante, copyeditor, Long Island



HUSBANDS AND LOVERS is a million copy NYT bestseller!
Winner, Best Contemporary, Romantic Times!

A lonely wife. A jealous husband. A passionate lover. A gun in a Tiffany bag.

The Married Woman--Once a shy wallflower, Carlys Webber marries multimillionaire Kirk Arnold. When Kirk changes from a loving husband to a distant stranger, will Carlys risk her precious marriage for a few moments of stolen passion with the irresistibly handsome and sensuous architect, George Kouras?

The Single Woman--Fashion world superstar, Jade Mullen survives deception and divorce. She vows never to be betrayed again but what will she do when her devoted lover, architect George Kouras, asks her the one question she doesn't want to answer?

The Husband--Kirk Arnold struggles to forget the dark secrets of his tormented past. He achieves one dazzling success after another but will he succumb to the tragedy that destroyed his family and will Carlys pay the price?

The Lover--George Kouras rises from humble beginnings to the top of his profession. He and Jade fall madly in love and think they have discovered a new way to live happily ever after, but what will she do when she finds out about George and Carlys?

Set in the glittering world of fashion and in high-powered executive suites, in run-down houses, ethnic neighborhoods and sedate suburbs, Husbands and Lovers is about men and women losing--and finding themselves--in the gritty 1970s and glitzy 1980s.

"Sharply and stylishly written. Harris writes with intellect, insight and humor." --The Chicago Sun-Times

"Harris's empathy for her women, especially the ugly duckling who makes herself into a swan, adds a satisfying dimension of reality. Steamy and fast-paced, you will be spellbound." --Cosmopolitan

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are all available on GooglePlay, separately and in box sets.

Love And Money (Book #1)—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

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! 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 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

Keywords: Romantic Times award winner "best contemporary," romance, marriage, divorce, abortion, wife, single woman, rich husband, architect, Tiffany, gun, jealous husband, workplace, career woman, rags to riches, wallflower, stylist, fashion designer, tough boss, Mew York, Miami, mid-west, women's fiction, makeover 



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