Book Of The Day – The Chanel Caper

by Greg on April 15, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a very highly rated Romantic Comedy/Mystery by award-winning, NYT bestselling author, Ruth Harris and it’s 25% off! THE CHANEL CAPER has a perfect 5.0 star rating and is on sale for only $2.99 – save $1!

“This book is funny and charming and a delight to read. It is a rare author who can bring to the page such vivid and believable characters with the sly wit and style that bubbles through The Chanel Caper.” S.L.M. – Amazon Reviewer

by Ruth Harris
Rating: 5.0 Stars
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Myster
Price: $2.99 save $1


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Blake Weston is a smart, savvy, no BS, 56-year-old Nora Ephron-like New Yorker. Her DH, Ralph Marino, is a très James Bond ex-cop & head of security for a large international corporation. At a tense time in their relationship, Blake & Ralph are forced to work together to solve a murder in Shanghai & break up an international piracy ring.

As the book opens, Ralph is about to hit the Big Six O and he’s not happy about it. Not that Blake is exactly thrilled about the prospect, either. Especially now that she suspects Ralph might be cheating on her with Melanie Bradshaw, a flak-jacket-wearing, gung ho war zone correspondent with a humongo pair of 36 Double D’s. Blake and Ralph survived (barely) the seven year itch but she wonders why no one warned her about the twenty-seven year itch.

The action starts when Blake buys a faux Chanel bag on a NYC sidewalk & escalates from there to an encounter with a fearsome Afghan war lord and a beautiful woman in Shanghai who might—or might not—be deadly. Other characters include an über-neurotic billionaire, a Martha Stewart wannabe trying to revive her career with the help of a red balconette bra, a rat-fink bastard named Clay Riggins, and Blake’s best friend, Julia (twice divorced, once widowed).

Chick Lit for chicks who weren’t born yesterday, The Chanel Caper, is a romcom mystery-thriller. The story is about the ups and downs of long-term relationships and addresses two of the most important questions of our time: 1) Is there sex after marriage? 2) Is sixty the new forty?

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Super smart and laugh out loud funny. The plot happens in New York City, Shanghai and Afghanistan and includes fake designer goods, fake pharmaceuticals and an over-the-top but completely believable cast of characters. Including one of the most hate-able villains ever. I had a ball reading this and think you will, too.


My wife was laughing out loud so I asked her what she was reading. It was The Chanel Caper so I read it, too. I also laughed out loud. Blake and Ralph are what my wife and I would like to be when we grow up. Really great! Funny and Snarky!


A totally fabulous, LMAO adventure with some of the best one-liners I’ve ever read!!! Ruth’s wit is just a hoot, and her characters have the best sassy mouths in the biz!!! I sooo hope the ending means Book Two in this series will be coming soon!!!


Ruth Harris is brilliant…..trenchant, chic and ultra-sophisticated, a writer who has all the intellect of Mary McCarthy and the insight of Joan Didion.”
Fort Worth Star-Telegram


I love the fact that this comedic book is set in NYC. This book exemplifies the drama, love, and fast paced nature of the city. Blake’s exceedingly amusing commentary if funny and well written. Buy this book, you won’t be disappointed!


About The Author

Ruth Harris is a million-copy New York Times and Amazon bestselling author and a Romantic Times award winner for “best contemporary.” Ruth’s emotional, entertaining fiction has topped Amazon’s prestigious Movers and Shakers list and her highly praised novels have sold millions of copies in hard cover, paperback and ebook editions, been translated into 19 languages, sold in 30 countries, and were prominent selections of leading book clubs including the Literary Guild and the Book Of The Month Club. In their e-book editions, Ruth’s novels have been featured on Ereader News Today, Pixel of Ink and Kindle Nation Daily.

Ruth writes about strong, savvy, witty women who struggle to succeed and, when sometimes they don’t get what they want, they find something even better along the way. Critics have compared Ruth to Nora Ephron and Joan Didion and called her books “brilliant,” “steamy,” “stylishly written,” “richly plotted,” “first-class entertainment” and “a sure thing.”

With her husband, Michael, Ruth indulges her wild side and writes bestselling thrillers with vivid characters, international backgrounds and compelling plots. Their thrillers have made numerous appearances in the top 3 of Kindle’s prestigious Movers & Shakers list; in the Top 100 in the Kindle Store; Hooked has appeared continually on three Medical bestseller lists since its publication; #1 and #2 on two different Political bestseller lists; #14 on the Thrillers bestseller list.

Publisher’s Weekly called Ruth’s and Michael’s thrillers “Slick and sexy [with] all the sure elements of a big seller written by pros who know how to tell a story.” Readers have raved, calling their books “awesome,” “gripping,” “chilling,” “a must-read,” and “a real page-turner.”

It’s no surprise Ruth is a writer. Her Mom was an RN who had a trove of big-city hospital stories–some funny, some sad, some touching–and loved telling them. Her Dad loved words and language–Ruth still has his collection of dictionaries–and he is remembered by those who knew him as “always reading.” Ruth’s paternal grandfather was noted for his extensive library and both her parents were avid readers: her Mom loved popular fiction and her Dad bought four or five newspapers every day and subscribed to what seemed to be every magazine published–from Life and Look to BusinessWeek and Organic Gardening.

As a girl, Ruth wanted to be a professional ice skater. In her teens, she wanted to be a lawyer–a summer job in a law office cured her! After college, she got a beginner’s job in publishing and her career path–first as an editor and then as a writer–was set.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Ruth Harris and ENT appreciate it.


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