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MODERN WOMEN (Park Avenue Series, Book #4) [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Harris
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Million Copy New York Times bestseller!
The intimate lives of three memorable women--and the men in their lives. The right men. The wrong men. The maybe men.

Jane Gresh: She's bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, but will the price of her delicious revenge on the man who cheated on her be too high?
Lincky Desmond: She's smart, beautiful, hard working. She marries Mr. Right but will she really risk everything for Mr. Oh-so-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: He is handsome, successful, magnetic--and he knows it. He is hungry, horny and ambitious but will the dark side of success be his undoing?

Together they open doors to an exhilarating world of untried freedoms and untested ideals whose challenges and opportunities are with us today.

Ruth Harris is a million-copy New York Times bestseller and Romantic Times award winner for "best contemporary." MODERN WOMEN was originally published in hard cover and paperback by St. Martin's Press.

The five books in the Park Avenue Series are available as single ebooks and in two Boxed Sets: Books 1-3 and 1-5

Decades, Book #1--A marriage at risk and a family in crisis, originally published by Simon & Schuster to rave reviews --"Absolutely perfect." --Publisher's Weekly

Husbands And Lovers, Book #2--Million copy New York Times bestseller. A wallflower becomes a swan and two handsome, successful men vie for her love. "Steamy and fast-paced." --Cosmopolitan

Love And Money, Book #3--Rich girl, poor girl. Sisters and strangers until murder--and a mysterious man with a Midas touch--bring them face to face. "Richly plotted. First-class entertainment." --NYTimes Book Review

The Last Romantics, Book #5--A sweeping yet intimate love story set in Paris and New York during the glamorous 1920's."Gloriously romantic!"Kirkus

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Editorial Reviews


"Sharply and stylishly written. Without sermonizing, Harris manages to write with intellect, insight and humor about the good, bad and ugly aspects of being a woman. While her focus is on women, she gives some well-thought time to the men who came of age during the period, tracking their development and proving herself an effective social commentator in the process.
"Jane, Lincky and Elly are by turns bold, insecure, determined, passionate, daring and unconventional. Through these women Harris examines sexuality, love, success and personal happiness." —Chicago Sun-Times

"Author Ruth Harris' rapier wit spices up a coming-of-age-in-the-sexist-'60s story. Funny, sad, vivid, and more than raunchy enough to satisfy the most ribald appetites. Harris seeks to enliven and entertain, and she does it in spades. --The Cleveland Plain-Dealer

"Ruth Harris has written a superb 'rags to riches' story. Harris create characters that are alive and familiar. These three women, Lincky, Jane and Elly, are like old friends, women we've all known. Their experiences, hopes and fears are universal.
"The heroines find themselves in the forefront of the feminist revolution. And yet like most modern women they, too, wonder if they will find the right man and or how to get rid of the wrong one. Each in their own way finds success at the top and a successful relationship. You'll love MODERN WOMEN." —West Coast Review of Books

"Upbeat, sassy. Harris' latest effort will engage fans and newcomers alike with its likable characters and enjoyable forays into the popular culture of the 1960s. The story centers on three women in the their twenties at the time of John F. Kennedy's assassination (a recurring motif) who dabble in the sexual, cultural and political freedoms that raucous era thrust upon the new generation.
"Filled with romantic sparks, fast action and interesting tidbits of social history." —Booklist

"Entertaining. Ruth Harris' breezy prose style, peppery dialogue and irreverent observations on the natures of men and women make MODERN WOMEN fun to read." —Dallas News

From the Author

Ruth Harris is a New York Times and Amazon bestselling author and a Romantic Times award winner for "best contemporary." Her entertaining, intelligent novels have sold millions of copies in hard cover, paperback, and ebook editions, and were prominent selections of leading book clubs including the Literary Guild and the Book Of The Month Club.

Ruth writes about strong, savvy, witty women who do their best to succeed and, when sometimes they don't get what they want, they find something even better along the way. Critics have compared Ruth to Nora Ephron and Joan Didion and called her books  "brilliant," "steamy," "stylishly written," "richly plotted," "first-class entertainment" and "a sure thing."

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Customer Reviews

Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Recommend this book to young graduates of high school
To help younger generation understand how older women born after 1940 broke the pattern of womanhood in the home which subjugated them to being accessories.
Published 2 months ago by Joan Loos
2.0 out of 5 stars A struggle to finish
I almost quit reading this book so many times! I would actually skip whole pages because it was dragging along so badly. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Bailey
2.0 out of 5 stars Just OK
If you are looking for another Fifty Shades of Gray, this isn't the book for you. It was just OK! There wasn't much of a plot, but lots of sex.
Published 15 months ago by Susan Casanova
5.0 out of 5 stars Another
Another page turner stay up late, come back from lunch break, go into the bathroom for a half hour great read. Ruth Harris has not let me down yet!!! Read more
Published 21 months ago by Carla
5.0 out of 5 stars Savvy..Focused...and a Great Read!
It is not often you come across a book where the female characters are as sharply drawn and retain the palpable, living, breathing freshness as they have in this book. Read more
Published 23 months ago by snow leopard mom
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good read
A lot of interesting characters in this book. A little tough to follow at first as they bounce back and forth but it all came together in the end.
Published on September 7, 2012 by msruhdog
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Modern Women
Modern Women was a very interesting book, weaving historical events from the past into the story line. i found it extremely readable, and hard to put down! Read more
Published on September 6, 2012 by Sarah Tipton-Lowe
4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly honest book
I stumbled across Ruth Harris when one of her novels was offered for free on the kindle best sellers list. Read more
Published on August 7, 2012 by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Women: Still relevant, still needed...
I am happily reviewing Modern Women just as I am happily revisiting the book on Kindle. (Very cheap. Most pleased! Read more
Published on June 22, 2012 by Roisin McGlone
5.0 out of 5 stars Women and their ever changing lives
I can't wait to read the other books. I had never read this lady's work before but I have to admit I wish I had. Read more
Published on June 1, 2012 by Tira
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More About the Author

Ruth Harris is a New York Times and Amazon bestselling author and a Romantic Times award winner for "Best Contemporary." Ruth's highly praised novels have sold millions of copies in hard cover, paperback and ebook editions, been translated into 19 languages, sold in 30 countries, and were prominent selections of leading book clubs including the Literary Guild and the Book Of The Month Club.

Ruth writes about strong, savvy, witty women--and the men in their lives. Critics have called her books  "brilliant," "steamy," "stylishly written," "richly plotted" and "first-class entertainment."

**Ruth loves to get to know her readers. Chat with her on Twitter

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It's no surprise Ruth is a writer. She grew up in on Long Island's North Shore in a house filled with books, newspapers and magazines. Her Mom was an RN who had a trove of big-city hospital stories--some funny, some sad, some touching--and told them with great style. Her Dad loved words and language and he is remembered by those who knew him as "always reading," a passion inherited by Ruth.

As a girl, Ruth wanted to be a professional ice skater. In her teens, she wanted to be a lawyer--a summer job in a law office quickly cured her! After college, she got a beginner's job in publishing and her career path--first as an editor and then as a writer--was set.

Ruth lives in New York City with her husband, Michael, whose bestselling memoirs, The Atomic Times and Always On Sunday, are available in ebook editions on Kindle.

Together with Michael, Ruth indulges her wild side and writes bestselling thrillers with vivid characters, international backgrounds and compelling plots. Publisher's Weekly called Ruth's and Michael's thrillers "Slick and sexy, written by pros who know how to tell a story." Readers have called their books "awesome," "gripping" and "chilling."

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