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Because She Can

by Bridie Clark
Read by Mary Birdsong

      Claire Trumanís life takes a dramatic turn after she runs into Randall Cox, a man she fantasized about during her college days. Randall, who is rich, handsome, and actually nice, introduces her to Vivian Grant, a genius in the publishing world. Claire has heard about Grantís ability to emasculate men and demoralize women who work for her, but at triple the pay and a move up the publishing ladder, sheís willing to take the risk. Claire finds love with Randall, and Vivian treats her like a new best friend. So what could go wrong?

Claire begins her story just as sheís preparing to say "I do" and Vivian stalks in making work-related demands. She then takes readers back through the last few months and all who have played an important part in her life to show readers/listeners why she makes the choice she makes.

Because She Can is a memorable debut novel. Bridie Clark has created a Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations) / Miranda Priestly (Devil Wears Prada) character in Vivian. She is absolutely wicked! The cruelty of her and her minions really tried my patience. Listed as fiction, Because She Can reads more like a chick-lit in that itís about a womanís professional and love life.

Mary Birdsong presented a strong narration. Because She Can is a quick listen with a fascinating storyline about the publishing world. Just try to walk away before itís done. Wanting to know her decision will have you back pretty quick. Claireís life is better than water cooler gossip; share it with friends.

The Book

Hachette Audio
February 2007
Audiobook / Abridged- 5 CDs/ 6 hrs.
ISBN10: 1594838690
Fiction / General
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The Reviewer

Brenda Weeaks
Reviewed 2007
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