Deborah Schwartz' WOMAN ON TOP a 'Page Turner'

Deborah Schwartz' WOMAN ON TOP a 'Page Turner'

Deborah Schwartz's Woman On Top is the triumphant story of a young widow whose journey to find herself takes readers on an entertaining, yet thought-provoking ride. Inspired by her true-life story, Schwartz' Woman on Top is a battle cry for any woman who ever let someone make her feel less than worthy. Further, it's a lesson to us all that we hold the power to reach any summit.

It is often said that, it's not the hills or mountains you have to climb that gives you strength; it's the challenge you face on your journey by having a pebble in your shoe. In protagonist Kate's case, the pebble felt more like a boulder. She was thrown into single-dom after her husband died from cancer. After a few years, she ventures back into the dating scene and meets Len, a Wall Street banker. What Kate discovers is a cocky narcissist who quickly tries to control every aspect of her life.

Readers will scream in frustration at Len's controlling behavior while high-fiving Kate's efforts and subsequent achievements to finding herself again. She shows us that we are truly in-charge of our destiny, and (in reflection) that there are more important things in life than what kind of car you drive. In her stand-up-and-applaud road to independence, she reaches the highest heights. Literally, with a rewarding climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Born and raised in New York, Deborah Schwartz graduated from Tufts University and then obtained her Masters in History at Columbia University where she wrote her graduate thesis on "Feminism in Eighteenth Century England." She received her J.D. from Boston University. Always a New Yorker to the core, Deborah's passion now is writing.

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Some Reviews:

Huffington Post: "Every now and then you find a book that you have difficulty putting down. Last month, I had that experience with the novel Woman on Top..."

Working Mother: "A compelling account of how two men had an impact on the female heroine, Kate...The reader will go through a range of emotions but will not want to put this book down since [it] is inspirational, entertaining, and heartbreaking as Kate straddles two completely different worlds."