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Book 1 of the series.

Life Is Fair

     Nora Kaye wants to be a successful painter yet she spends her days in an office doing a job she hates. Her nights are filled with one-night stands and meaningless sex. She's a dreamer but can't get her act together because her head is stuck in a past filled with heartache and pain.

     When Thanksgiving rolls around and her sister, Delia, invites her to the big feast with the family she hasn't seen in a year. Nora doesn't want to go but can't resist a homemade vegan roast.

To shake up her life further, her ex-husband, Vincent, who cheated on her five years ago comes knocking on her door. He's full of charm and apologies and begs her for another chance.

     While Nora spends time with her family and the smooth and charming Vincent, she soon realizes that her painful past still affects every decision she makes today, and if she wants the happy future she's been dreaming of for so long, she must decide which relationships are worth mending and whom she has to cut from her life forever.

     Will she once again run from her problems, or will she finally deal with her past so she can move forward and find happiness?


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The author has so perfectly captured the struggles of adult women rarely discussed in society. Our ex-whatevers, complex mother-daughter relationships, and the importance of orgasms. You may see something of yourself in Nora. You will definitely understand women and relationships better.

And the story is not one of those grab your ankles for everyone in your life stories. A strong female character with a spine is a nice change from trendy fiction these days. This book has staying power.

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Praise & Reviews

Engaging and tear provokingly poignant. Forget what you are doing, read this book

KD Angle-Traegner founder

I thought this was a great read! I couldn't wait to turn the page to see what Nora would do or SAY next! It is written in such a real way that she could be your sister, your best friend or you! Loved it!

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About Marion Raby

Marion Raby was born in Austria. At the age of eighteen, she moved to California, where she lived, learned, and studied art. After marrying the grand love of her life and giving birth to two amazingly brilliant children, the family—along with one soul cat—moved to Austria, where she began to write the Life series.

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