And on the Eighth Day She Rested: A Novel

And on the Eighth Day She Rested: A Novel

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312309893
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 657,480
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

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 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started off a little slow and CONFUSING so I was worried but this book was truly the BOMB!!! A Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I went through so many emotions reading this book. I didn't think I would like it with such a heavy topic as spousal abuse,but it was so worth it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book I've read by JD. Very moving book that will have in tears crying with empathy, and laughing with craziness. Loved the women chatacters as well as the men. Two thumbs up and a snap. Deni :-D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very wise and powerful. It shows that life has its lessons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for that up and coming single woman going through changes as a result of a bad relationship. Very empowering.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just could not put it down, the story was nice, sad, romantic, and so truth
gardening More than 1 year ago
This author puts you in this mentally,phyiscally and emotionally.J D Mason is a WIZARD with words.I highly recommend this book.C.Underhill
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful Book with rich characters that distinctively have their own personalities. However, when everyone can get on one page to help a larger cause, that is what Social Services embodies and embraces. The hardships, struggles, fear, and inner turmoil that helps Ruth become the Free butterfly that she is, is a rainbow after the storm. Good read for anyone struggling to "BE!"
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say this book is outstanding. I, too, could not put it down. There were times that Ruth really frustrated me because she acted more like a little girl rather than a grown woman. But I must admit, she became the strong black woman that I knew she could. I simply loved Bernie. She had that tell you like it is, just keeping it real attitude. I respected her for that. However, there were times that I wished she would stop fighting the truth. All in all, this book is a must have. It will bring tears to your eyes and a smile to your face (an occational bust out laughing as well). Simply loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great it just made me want to read on non stop
Guest More than 1 year ago
WHAT A POWERFUL NOVEL. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN UNTIL IT WAS COMPLETED. THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK HAS A WAY OF CAPTURING YOU AND HOLDING YOUR ATTENTION. RUTH SHOWS US THAT NO MATTER HOW DARK THE SITUATION MAY BE IN YOUR LIFE, YOU CAN STILL DRAW STRENGTH FROM YOUR FRIENDS AND CONTINUE TO JOURNEY ON. I MUST SAY THAT I WAS SHOCKED WHEN ADRAIN DECIDED TO LEAVE. NOT ONLY WAS RUTH UPSET, BUT I WAS ALSO. I HAVE A FRIEND WITH THE SAME MAKE-UP OF BERNIE, AND SHE IS SO MUCH OF FUN TO BE AROUND. THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eventhough, I have not completed the book, i was enjoying it so much that I had to look at the reviews to see if other people thought it was JUST AS GOOD! I highly reommend this book, from the begining to the middle, i havent stopped laughing!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! I keep finding myself referring to this book as though it were part of my life. I've got 3 sisters of my own, so I can really relate to the different personalities. I found myself literally laughing out loud and crying throughout this book. I feel like I now know each of the characters personally. I intended on giving my book to my sister after reading it. I changed my mind and bought her her own instead!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished the book yesterday. It was incredibly sad, strong, and romantic... It gives inpiration to women just coming out of bad marriage as i am. it gives hope to those who have lost all theirs. Congrats to Ms. Mason, for writing such a fantastic book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was sensational. It took me little over three days to finish it because it had me hooked, i couldn't put it down.I recommend everyone to read it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book in about 2 days...give or take eating...It was amazing to me how a woman who had gone through so much was able to get out and help someone else. She didnt wallow in self pity...I think the book is inspirational.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just recieved this book from and friend. I asked her for a book because I had nothing better to do. I didn't put it down until I ws done with it. Each page kept my full attention. I'm still speechless. This is now my favorite book I look forward to reading more of J.D. Masons books. Keep up the excellent writing girl.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a African American woman, I was able to relate very well to the relationship/friendship experiences encountered in this novel. After finishing this book, I walked away with feeling as though I can handle anything! This is not a 'must read', this is a 'Must Own!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is told in such a compelling way that it gives you goose bumps. A lot of people write books but it's the way you tell the story. You feel Ruth's pain like you were in her shoes. Great JOB!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so earth shattering, it truly sent chills down my spine! If I didn't know any better, I would have thought Ms. Mason had been living with me for the entire 34 years of my life and decided to write a book about me. It really touched my heart. This was very emotional for me, but nevertheless, it took me 2 days to read this book, because I could not put it down. I recommend it to EVERYONE!