And on the Eighth Day She Rested: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 1, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Four different women come together under the sometimes tenuous but always unbreakable bond of friendship.

Ruth Johnson has finally left her abusive husband of fourteen years and jumped feet first into "What the hell do I do now?" oblivion. Then into her life come three unforgettable women who turn her world upside down. Feisty, outspoken Bernice, a.k.a. "Bernie," has been there and done that when it comes to love and marriage. Her ex-husband is settled down with his much younger wife and her kids are grown, and Bernie is looking to enjoy her fellow man--in more ways than one--no strings attached...or so she thinks. Sweet Southern belle May has it all: a beautiful home, two wonderful children, and a fine husband who worships the ground she walks on, yet a shadow hangs over what should be her equally perfect life, threatening to shake up her happy home. The older, wiser Clara is their guiding force, and when disaster strikes, all three women rally around her, determined to see her through it. Life is just getting interesting, and if they hold on to each other, they just might make it.

J.D. Mason's And on the Eighth Day She Rested is an empowering story of the tough times we all face and the friends who help us through.

 

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This was the first J.D. Mason novel I read. It was some time ago that I read it but I don't remember it was pretty good and amazing how Ruth turned herself around. Read full review

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This is one of the best books I have ever read. I very seldom go back and revisit a book I've already read but this book is one I have to pull out every few years. I won't get rid of it. It should be made into a movie. Maybe someone can get it into Oprah's hands? I'm just saying......

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Contents

Baby Ruth
1
King of Beasts
10
Beginning of the End
15
Casualties of War
27
Out of the Dark
31
Bernice
37
Today
44
A Thousand Steps
49
Peas in a Pod
178
Pride Cometh
185
Giving In
191
Leaps and Bounds
195
Star Light
201
Loves Holiday
209
After Taste
211
High Hopes
215

Chasing Good Intentions
54
Peace
58
Free Bird
64
Brand New
68
May Flowers
76
Shave and a Haircut
81
Dream Walking
88
A Way Out of No Way
96
Light My Fire
104
Fancy This
109
Yours Truly
119
Well Ill Be
122
Meeting of Minds
128
Landing
133
Back Stepping
140
Best Friends
147
Two and Two
153
Suspicious Minds
157
Fallin
160
Miles Between
175
Figments
219
See No Evil
224
Whats Love?
228
Serendipity
233
Fleeting Thoughts
240
Baby Mine
246
Pandoras Box
249
One More Time
260
All I Know
263
Funnel Cloud
268
Sprinting
272
Hell If I Know
275
Scattered
282
Another Day in Paradise
288
Cotton Blossom
292
Prime Time
300
Make It All Right
306
One Day I Saw a Black King
317
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J. D. Mason is a native of Denver, Colorado, where she resides with her two children. She is currently working on her next novel.

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