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Red dress Ink, June 2002, 12.95, 288 pp.
ISBN 0373250169

When her fiancÚ of four years gets transferred from a small northern California town to Los Angeles, Sarah Walker quits her job and moves there to make the move easier for Benjamin. Unfortunately for Sarah, the transfer is delayed, forcing Sarah to find a job that will pay the rent.
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A couple of months later, Benjamin informs Sarah that his transfer is imminent but he prefers to have a separate apartment. Angry and hurt, Sarah breaks it off with him and gets herself a new roommate to cut down of expenses. Martika takes Sarah under her wing, introducing her to the L.A. party scene. Sarah goes through quite a few men and jobs before deciding what is the best road for her to travel.

L.A. WOMAN is a breezy, light read that is a perfect book to take to the beach. There are many humorous scenes in the story line as the heroine tries to get her act together but the spotlight really shines on the supporting cast. The secondary ensemble are so stereotypical, they are amusingly believable. Cathy Yardley captures the party scene in L.A. to perfection and shows the dark side underneath the glitter and glamour.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   writer

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   secretary


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   60% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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