And on the Eighth Day She Rested

A Novel

J. D. Mason

St. Martin's Griffin

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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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And On the Eighth Day She Rested
Baby Ruth 
 
BABY RUTH, HER MOTHER USED TO CALL HER. "YOU MY BABY, and you sweet and nutty jus' like the candy bar," Karen would tease. Karen Johnson had moved to Denver from Jacksonville, when she was sixteen, pregnant, and hot on the trail of the man she loved. He'd been in the air force when they'd met in Florida, and was transferred shortly before Karen discovered she was pregnant with Ruth. She'd managed to save up enough money for a one-way bus ticket to Colorado and discovered that he wasn't interested in her or the baby she carried because

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“Lures you from the eye of an emotional hurricane...will leave no reader unscathed.”—Linda Dominique Grosvenor, author of Fever

“The first thing I have to say is ‘Buy this book!’ It’s an absolute necessity.”—The Nubian Chronicles

“Mason’s book weaves an incredible tale of a black woman’s...journey to empowerment, freedom, and the hope of love once again.”—The Urban Spectrum

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J. D. Mason

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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And on the Eighth Day She Rested
A Novel
J. D. Mason

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312309893
ISBN10: 0312309899
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
March 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466816824
ISBN10: 1466816821
336 pages
$7.99
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