A Woman's PlaceLarge Print - 1997
The perfect wife and mother, Claire Raphael transforms a hobby into a lucrative franchise business, only to have her financial success become a nightmare when her vindictive husband sues for divorce, demanding large alimony payments and sole custody of the couple's two children.
Everything Claire Raphael has she's earned. On her own. The hard way. She built her part-time business up from nothing and made it successful through her imagination, creativity, and hard work. She has two great children and Dennis, a husband she loves completely.
Then, one evening, when Claire returns from a difficult business trip, Dennis hands her divorce papers along with a court order to vacate their house. Claire is devastated. She had no idea her marriage was on the brink of disaster, that Dennis had been planning this ambush for weeks, if not months, or that her hectic but happy life was about to come crashing down around her.
Claire doesn't know where to turn or whom to trust. But in a few short weeks she learns what so many women have had to discover—that when the going gets tough, a woman's as tough as she needs to be.
When Claire Raphael returns from a business trip, her husband serves her with divorce papers and a court order to leave the house, and tells her he is taking custody of the children, and as she struggles to maintain a semblance of reality, she finds an inner strength to help her through this time of turmoil. (General Fiction)