Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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

Reviewer by Lindsey

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. There is the girl who goes to college to find a 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 schmucky George Clooney .  He is a complete womanizer,  yet he is an integral part in this story.
There is quite a bit of history in this story. Each chapter begins with a timetable of events that occurred in the year of these women’s lives.
 The love scenes definitely descriptive, but they don’t overwhelm the story.
I enjoyed this book so much that 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.

1 comment:

  1. Since you love romance, you might like this Janet Evanovich quote Evanovich quote