New Jersey housewife Ramona Shaw, 34, is experiencing burnout to the ultimate degree. Her job as "domestic engineer/sex goddess" is not all it's cracked up to be. She's overworked, underpaid and unappreciated during the day by her two children, and romanced on the "sixty-second, seven-stroke" plan at night by her corporate Adonis husband-all the while finishing her master's degree at a local college. After a blazing row with her husband, Ramona decides to take a vacation-sans kids and husband-and visit her sister.

Madrir Shaw can't believe his wife has left. How, he asks, can a little housework cause burnout? He's sure most of her day is spent watching TV. In a huff, he decides to show her a thing or two-he'll handle her housework, the kids and his job!

Ms. Gilmore has written a novel that any man or woman, married or single, can relate to on the most intimate basis. THEGRASSAIN'T GREENER is a compelling, entertaining study full of humor, drama and "darn good plot." Ms. Gilmore has definitely staked her claim to stardom with this novel-the story of a woman in search of acceptance and recognition within the family unit, as well as the respect and admiration of her soulmate. (Oct., 317 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Cheryl Ferguson