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And on the Eighth Day She Rested

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Leaving her abusive husband after fourteen years of marriage, Ruth Johnson finds herself at a confusing crossroads, until three very different women come into her life and offer her the priceless gift of friendship.
Paperback, 338 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by St. Martins Press-3pl (first published March 1st 2001)
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Excellent read. Handle the issues of abuse and escape that vicious cycle well. Shows how the main character attempts to rebuild her life as she leaves her abusive relationship. How she deals with meeting new friends, loves and a career.~~~~~~~This journey is not traveled in isolation. The author weaves in a supporting cast of colorful characters: In addition to her abusive ex-husband, Eric, she has a no nonsense best friend, Bernie, who saves Ruth's life in more ways than one; Clara, the surroga...more
Kim Hurd
Ruth Johnson spent 14 years in a abusive relationship she finally finds the courage to leave. She meets 3 incredible women all with different personalities and there own stories.Ruth rebuilds her life and gains her confidence back she finds love again only for it to break her heart, but what's meant for you is truly meant for you and Ruth finds this out. I highly recommend this as a must read and pay close attention to the message it delivers
awesome read. can't remember what year I read this book, but when I finished reading I knew I was a J.D. Mason fan for life. She is so under-rated.
Tramika  Chatfield
Awesome book! Couldn't put my iPad down. I'm a hopeless romantic at heart and I was very pleased with the ending.
Excellent book. Being in an abusive relationship is hard and not easy to walk away from. Ruth Johnson stayed with her abusive husband for 14 years, before getting the courage to leave. Letting go of the past is easier said then done. After leaving her husband, Ruth was nervous, and scared.
A great work about the strength it takes to make changes in your life, the hardwork and dedication to remove yourself from what's going wrong. It tells of a woman's journey of self discovery and and self worth.

My first by J D Mason and I was definitely not disappointed!!!
Rita bonsu
This book was awesome. It tells the story of a woman who was able to hold her own and get out of eighteen years of an abusive marriage, and soon after her divorce, finds true love. It's a must read.
I loved this book! I found myself not being able to put it down. Just as I found the book becoming a bit predictable, JD Mason would throw something in that was totally unexpected! A wonderful read!!
"...this book just wasnt that good. Not even good enough for me to finish..." (full review at
Amber Gordon
A story that says that there is life, friends, and love after being a victim of domestic violence. A story that women can learn from. I enjoyed it!
This book is a great read. I felt inspired. This gave me strength that as women no matter what our struggles are we can make it. Thanks Ms Mason.
I love just about anything JD Mason writes. This was her freshman submission and it is very good. I love her language. It is so fluid and poetic.
Read this book a while ago and loved it! Actually tried to buy it for my newly purchased Nook, but it's not available : (
Infatuation, Love, Loss, Inspiration, Forgiveness, Sisterhood, Self-Respect.

This was a testament.
I couldn't get past the first few pages and from our book club discussion, I'm glad I didn't...
Tanisa Bernard
Mason is so motivating, i keep pushing toward a new day waiting on her next novel:)!
Tandra Hill
A great read on triumph through hard times!
Excellent book i could not put it down.
I read this years ago very good book
I own this one for sure. Love it.
Nov 16, 2012 Debra added it
Good feel good story....
Hard to follow.
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