“SOPHISTICATED AND ENTERTAINING…I COULDN’T STOP READING THIS NOVEL ABOUT THE WAY THE UNMET LONGINGS OF CHILDHOOD ARE ACTED OUT IN ADULT LIFE IN TERMS OF LOVE AND MONEY.” —Rona Jaffe, bestselling author of The Best of Everything
Deedee Dahlen and Lana Bantry…rich girl and socialite, poor girl and outcast. Sisters and strangers, they share a father but not an inheritance. They share a lover — Slash Steiner, the mysterious man from nowhere — but not a commitment.
Deedee Dahlen and Lana Bantry…indulged and adored, rejected and obscure. The two women live on opposite avenues of love and money. They do not know of each other’s existence and might never have met until their worlds collide when fate — and murder — bring them face to face.
“AN IDEAL BOOK…RUTH HARRIS HAS DONE A MIRACULOUS JOB OF ENTWINING THE LIVES OF TWO WOMEN IN A TOTALLY BELIEVABLE AND FASCINATING WAY. “A page-turner…Plausible and entertaining, Love And Money reads fast and the time frames ring true. Harris doesn’t miss a trick, her characters are often shaped by circumstances…and her characters change, as do the years. Ruth Harris is a talented writer who has come up with a novel so entertaining and interesting you won’t have to hide if someone asks you what you’re reading.” —West Coast Review of Books
“FAST-PACED, SUPERIOR FICTION WITH A ZINGING SENSE OF STYLE. “A skillfully written, highly commercial “page-turner” LOVE AND MONEY is also a series of carefully drawn character studies, insightful psychological portraits of people driven by the need for love, the hunger for money and the fear of death. “LOVE AND MONEY focuses on three major characters. Deedee Dahlen is a million dollar heiress, ‘born late, as if she knew ahead of time how complicated her life was going to be and needed all the time she could get to prepare for coping with its difficulties.’ “Lana Bantry, Deedee’s illegitimate sister, was born ‘six weeks prematurely, as if she couldn’t wait to get out into the world and take charge.’ “Slash Steiner — he invented the name because he thought the word sounded ‘invincible, invulnerable and unconquerable’ — a ‘man from nowhere who makes it big and becomes Deedee’s husband and Lana’s lover and business partner. “Harris makes these characters and the joys and tragedies of their lives exciting and believable. With a narrative style that is crisply precise and descriptive, an unerring ear for dialogue and an overall tone that is strongly reminiscent of Susan Isaacs, Harris has written a terrifically satisfying ‘good read.’” —Fort Lauderdale News Sun-Sentinel
“RUTH HARRIS IS IN A CLASS BY HERSELF!” —Literary Guild
“In this entertaining story, Harris portrays characters who try to assuage their emotional pain by amassing wealth…When Russell Dahlen’s daughter Deedee is born, his mistress simultaneously gives birth to his illegitimate child, Lana…Years later, Deedee, a reigning sociality gains celebrity. As for embittered Lana, she grows up abused, deprived and chillingly determined to achieve the affluence and respectability required to destroy both Russell and Deedee. Harris will keep her fans engrossed as she accentuates the riskiness and unpredictability of lives obsessed with money, setting them against a backdrop of dizzying social change.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“WELL-WRITTEN. FAST-PACED AND DIVERTING.” —Library Journal
“A SPECTACULAR, RICHLY PLOTTED NOVEL “Racing to a shocking climax, this glittering novel is first-class entertainment…a story of love and money, and how both are made, lost, and found again.” —NY Times Book Review ad
“A powerful contemporary novel of…passions, jealousies and secrets… “Love and money. Ultimately they seemed to be all anyone really understood.” —Michael Joseph
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Millions of copies of Ruth Harris’ New York Times bestselling novels have been printed. Her fiction has been translated into 19 languages and published in 25 countries.