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St. Martin's, Apr 2004, 24.95, 352 pp. ISBN: 0312288492 Amy Sherman and Tara Messer were friends and rivals for a long time though the latter always triumphed. The final contest between the two focused on Stuart Lasher. The odds favored Amy as she was engaged to Stuart. However, Amy found Tara and Stuart naked in bed together. The engagement ended. Tara and Stuart married. Four years later, Amy works as publicity director at Manhattan's...
Cha Cha Cha
Alison and her husband live a wealthy life in a upscale Connecticut suburb, but after a stock market crash, Alison's Wall Street husband loses all of his money and announces that he's leaving her. Now, Alison must work for her living for the first time ever. She gets a job as a maid for Melanie Maloney, a writer of sleazy celebrity biographies. Melanie is working on the biography of a famous actor turned U.S. senator when she turns up dead. Alison is the...
Manhattan accountant Crystal Goldstein is convinced by her hippie, "new age", best friend to go to a spa. When she arrives she learns that her guide to all the spiritual sites in the region is her ex-husband Terry. A member of her tour group is Amanda Reid, a celebrity socialite. When Amanda is kidnapped, Crystal and Terry find themselves investigating the case (and rekindling their romance). Their problem is that everyone in Amanda's entourage, and many...
Female Intelligence (Literature)
Lynn Wyman is a linguist who has become famous for the "Wyman Method" of counseling. She has observed that men and women mean different things when they speak and their relationships can be greatly improved if men learn "womanspeak". However, Lynn's credibility as a marriage counseler is damaged by her divorce, so Lynn decides to regain some of her clients by turning Brendon Brock "America's Toughest Boss" into "America's Most Sensative Boss". Lynn is su...
Female Intelligence (Romance)
St. Martin's, Mar 2001, 24.95, 352 pp. ISBN: 0312261594 "Women's Speak" is a learned communication technique developed and taught by Dr. Lynn Wyman, a current media darling. Lynn is happily married until she discovers that her spouse is cheating on her and that the media uncovers that fact and turns it into a feast that almost destroys her reputation and thriving business. Lynn is determined to regain what she lost by obtaining Fortun...
Struggling Actress, Stacey Reiser, loves her mother, Helen, but she wishes that her mother would stop trying to control her life. Helen constantly criticizes Stacey, disapproves of her career, and pressures her daughter to get married and start a family. Stacey is horrified when her mother moves out to Hollywood the be near her. One day, while making a tuna sandwich Helen discovers a bone in her can of tuna. She drags Stacey to come with her to see the p...
Nancy Stern is a preschool teacher whose personal life is in a rut. Things start to look up when she gets a bouquet from an unknown admirer. Then she learns that another woman named Nancy Stern, a beautiful celebrity journalist has moved in upstairs, and the flowers are for her. Against her better judgement, preschool Nancy accepts a blind date that she knows is for the other Nancy, and falls for the guy, Bill Harris. But when the glamourous Nancy turns ...
Elaine and her two best friends, Jackie and Pat, have been extremely close ever since they first meet in divorce court when they were divorcing their respective spouses. Every year they take a vaction together, and this year, dispite Elaine's objections, they are taking a cruise. Elaine worries about the wall to wall meals, the smallness of her room, and the fact that many of her fellow passengers are annoying. But her problems intensify when Jackie gets...
Sis Boom Bah
Deboroh and her sister Sharon have never gotten along. When Deborah moves to Sharons hometown in Florida to be near their ailing mother, the girls immediatly start fighting. The situation worsens when they both fall for the same man, their mother's doctor. When the doctor turns up dead, the two sisters wind up as each others alibi. Now as they are both being framed for the murder, they decide that they have to work together to investigate the crime and p...
Judy Mill's husband, Hunt, has become obsessed with networking for his business at The Oaks, a rich, snobby country club. Of course, that means that Judy has to spend time at the club too, which she hates. Things start to look up a little when Judy meets Claire Cox, the club's first single woman member. Not long after they meet, Claire is discovered dead in a sand trap on the golf course. The police ask Judy for help in the investigation, so Judy starts ...
The Secret Ingrediant
Elizabeth Baskin loves her husband Roger, but lately he hasn't been all that interested in their relationship. He's let himself go physically, he's never, romantic, and they hardly ever even talk. When her sister tells Elizabeth about a "doctor" who has come up with an herbal potion that will pull her husband out of his rut, her initial response is skeptical. But as she becomes more desperate to save her marriage, Elizabeth decides that it can't hurt to ...
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The Secret Ingredient
St. Martin's, Feb 2002, 24.95, 336 pp. ISBN: 0312261721 When she married her spouse Roger six years ago, Elizabeth Baskin thought he was an eleven in a male ranking system that tops out at ten. As an undercover field agent for luxurious properties, she seeks perfection in the hotels she clandestinely canvases. Elizabeth expects the same in her personal life. Thus, she decides she must renovate her heavier and lazier real estate attorney sp...
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