Love And Money (Park Avenue Series, Book #1)

Park Avenue Series

Book 1
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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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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: thriller, mystery, medical thriller, political thriller, historical thriller, conspiracy, doctor, billionaire, millionaire, international thriller, 1960s, White House,  Middle East, Turkey, addiction, sexy, erotic, 20th Century


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
decades of American life—from the bobby socks and innocence of
the Forties, to the crinolines and caution of the Fifties, to the
bra-less T-shirts and alienation of the Sixties.” —Book-of-the-Month Club

“Powerful. A gripping novel that depicts the lives and loves of
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

Keywords: womens fiction, womens literary fiction, literature & fiction, Susan Wiggs, Rona Jaffe, Judith Michael, Judith Krantz, Gwen Bristol, Olivia Goldsmith, Belva Plain, Jackie Susann, 20th Century, aging, coming of age, depression, family life, love, marriage, career, workplace, office, divorce, parenting, parent and children, daughter, mother & daughter, dating, relationships, singlehood, single woman, independent woman, women, husband and wife, divorced woman, divorced man, affair, love & romance, adultery, sex, husband, affair, cheating, cheating husband, betrayed wife, New York City, Nantucket island

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Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / 20th Century
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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 



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



Would you risk everything for the man you loved? Even if you knew he'd done something terrible?

'A heart-wrenching and gripping tale. I was hooked from the very first page.' Write Escape 

Lara’s life looks perfect on the surface. Gorgeous doting husband Massimo, sweet little son Sandro and the perfect home. Lara knows something about Massimo. Something she can’t tell anyone else or everything he has worked so hard for will be destroyed: his job, their reputation, their son. This secret is keeping Lara a prisoner in her marriage. 

Maggie is married to Massimo’s brother Nico and lives with him and her troubled stepdaughter. She knows all of Nico’s darkest secrets – or so she thinks. Then one day she discovers a letter in the attic which reveals a shocking secret about Nico’s first wife. Will Maggie set the record straight or keep silent to protect those she loves? 

For a family held together by lies, the truth will come at a devastating price. 

A heart-wrenching, emotionally gripping read for fans of Amanda Prowse, Liane Moriarty and Diane Chamberlain. 

What everyone's saying about The Silent Wife:


'A compulsive read about secrets, lies, and the complexities of families.' Bloomin' Brilliant Books

'What a great novel this is! A very moving story filled with deception, betrayal and, contrastingly, loyalty, love, caring and forgiveness... and it has a brilliant ending!' Splashes Into Books

'Well, this book is a firecracker!...you will experience a rollercoaster of emotions, with laughter, sadness and a satisfying ending that will bring a lump to your throat.' Many Books Many Lives

'A fantastic, thought-provoking story, told with pace and style.' Laura Bambrey Books

'My heart broke … The plot is so well written that you begin to feel as though you are one of the family and it is packed with twists and turns.' The Reading Reverie

'A page turner - full of implied secrets, unravelling family lives, new family dynamics.' Bookworms and Shutterbugs

'An addictive novel about family dynamics, secrets and betrayals that will have your mouth hanging open in disbelief many times along the way.' Books of All Kinds

'A compelling, chilling and heart pounding read which will take you on a rollercoaster ride you'll never want to leave. Phenomenally written and undeniably powerful, Kerry Fisher has done it yet again.' The Writing Garnet

'My only regret about this book is beginning to read it at half term and not being able to finish it quicker. A gripping and emotional read.' De Ja Reads

'It is rare that a book will make you look at your own personality and inspire you to be a better person. A less judgmental person. A braver person. The Silent Wife did that for me – and in the most unexpected way … I gasped, laughed and cried.' The Glass House Girls

'I loved this book… I was riveted throughout. 5 stars.' Emma B books

'The Silent Wife had me engrossed from page one. Five Stars!' Boon's Bookcase

'Another five star read from Kerry Fisher ... I love Kerry Fisher's books and this was no exception!' Strongly Review

'A wonderful, poignant, heart breaking, heart warming story of families and secrets, of hidden strength and unexpected friendship. Brilliant! Very highly recommended. Cannot wait for Kerry's next!' Renita D'Silva

'Another five star read from Kerry Fisher.' Judging Covers

'I loved this! It was absolutely unputdownable and I didn't want it to end.' Jenny Ashcroft

'A gripping, emotional novel ... a real page turner!' La Biblio de Cara

This book was previously titled The Secrets of Second Wives 

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
decades of American life—from the bobby socks and innocence of
the Forties, to the crinolines and caution of the Fifties, to the
bra-less T-shirts and alienation of the Sixties.” —Book-of-the-Month Club

“Powerful. A gripping novel that depicts the lives and loves of
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

Keywords: womens fiction, womens literary fiction, literature & fiction, Susan Wiggs, Rona Jaffe, Judith Michael, Judith Krantz, Gwen Bristol, Olivia Goldsmith, Belva Plain, Jackie Susann, 20th Century, aging, coming of age, depression, family life, love, marriage, career, workplace, office, divorce, parenting, parent and children, daughter, mother & daughter, dating, relationships, singlehood, single woman, independent woman, women, husband and wife, divorced woman, divorced man, affair, love & romance, adultery, sex, husband, affair, cheating, cheating husband, betrayed wife, New York City, Nantucket island

Sometimes, doing the right thing backfires…

Bella Amaud is desperate when she learns her business and the home she lives in with her two boys are about to be whisked out from under her. As she scrambles to maintain her fragile financial security and independence, she fears she may lose more than just The Shop on Main and her home.

Nothing is working out like Bella planned—she finds out the man she is falling for, Owen Campbell, is the businessman at the center of all her problems.

Owen has secretly longed to belong—somewhere—anywhere—his whole life. When he decides to give his long-lost brother, Jake, back his birthright, he unknowingly thwarts his briefly held hope of a place where he can put down roots and a family he longs for.

Nothing is working out like Owen planned—neither Bella nor Jake wants anything to do with him.

How can a man who is used to being in control and a woman determined to make it all on her own find a way to happiness? 

The Shop on Main is Book One of the Comfort Crossing series. Bella and her best friends, Jenny and Becky Lee, navigate the heartaches and triumphs of love and life in the small southern town of Comfort Crossing, Mississippi. 

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