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Sunday, April 15, 2012

MODERN WOMEN (20th Century Series, Book #4) - Ruth Harris

Hello All.....well, today it has hit a whopping 61 degrees in Snohomish Washington...break out the SPF 100, emerge from your cave's....because the rain is coming and we will be right back to where we usually are 90% of the year....

Too negative? Tough. It is Monday eve and I am fully in my,"Why is the weekend over???" mode.

Thank the Gods above for my Kindle...Kindle hears me weep in frustration...Kindle keeps me from being bored to tears...I declare my love daily to my Kindle(s).

Thank you- you fantastic authors, from preventing this Anti-Soccer Mom from going postal.

Now on with the review!!!


If you enjoy involving, can't-put-it-down fiction, you will love Ruth Harris’s million-copy New York Times bestseller, MODERN WOMEN (20th Century Series, Book #4).

Beginning with the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on 11/22/63, MODERN WOMEN is about three women—and the men—who live and love during these dramatic and exciting times.

Lincky Desmond: She marries Mr. Right—only to risk it all for Mr. Wrong.

Elly McGrath: She is loyal and idealistic but when faced with the ultimate betrayal, will she be able to stand up for herself?

Jane Gresh: Bawdy, talented and determined not to be ignored, she manages to shock the entire country.

Owen Casals: Handsome, successful, magnetic. He marries one, betrays another and makes one of them very, very rich. (Amazon Description)

I started this book not knowing what I was getting into. Honestly, I thought it was a ,”Sex in the City” from the 60’s to 80’s. What surprised me most? This was a smart story that has it all.

Each woman represents a ,”type” from that era.  The girl who goes to college to meet the husband, the loud liberal feminist, the girl who wants to be the boss in a man’s world…only to go about it in a negative manner.

Then there is Owen. I imagine Owen as a George Clooney who is a smuck (my George is NOT a smuck so be quiet FireDaddy!!!). I would call him other vile names but we are trying to keep this blog somewhat clean...sigh…He is a complete womanizer, yet is an integral part in this story.

There is quite a bit of history in this story. Each chapter begins with a time table of events that occurred in the year of these women’s lives.

There are plenty of  love scenes for you Smutty Smuts. It does not overwhelm the story ( I retreat to my 11 yr old catholic girl guilted self ) but it definitely descriptive.

I enjoyed this book immensely. So much so, I turned around and bought #1,2,3,and 5 of the series.

There is no reason to read them in order as each book represents a different, “era” in history.

Covers are shame free and well done. You know what a snob I can be.

Read the book, for you Prudes say a Hail Mary during the smutty scenes..you’ll survive.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Lindsey. I wanted to paint a portrait of women's progress (& lack thereof) thru the decades of the last century—a rocky road not always handled very well by the women (& the men in their lives). So glad you "got" it!

    And, since you admit to being a snob, I'm doubly pleased by your comments!!!