From the author of the wildly popular Between the Tides comes a white-hot novel set against the glamour and gossip of Florida’s Palm Beach, where one woman is about to find out what it means to have—or lose—it all.
Edith Wharton’s razor-sharp view of High Society meets Elin Hilderbrand’s intricate island relationships among women in Susannah Marren’s latest novel, A Palm Beach Wife. Marren, the pen name of gender and relationship expert Susan Shapiro Barash, has drawn a riveting portrait of spousal loyalty, female rivalry and the complicated mother-daughter bond.
Faith Harrison is the quintessential Palm Beach woman. She is a captivating beauty, ideal wife to Edward, her elegant, wealthy husband, and perfect mother to Katherine, her college-age daughter. In a town where affluence, privilege and glamour rule, Faith is respected and adored by women of all ages.
At Faith’s couture designer consignment shop on famed Worth Avenue, her daughter Katherine affixes to every item—Birkin bags, Hermes scarves, Buccellati earrings and Judith Leiber minaudieures— snippets of fables and fairy tales. She carefully matches each tale to the jewelry or bag, but soon the stories begin to foreshadow secrets and betrayals that fester beneath the surface. Read more.