Suburban Wife Author:Orrie Hitt From the back cover: — "The Fords, the Saxons and the Ramseys were neighbors -- just good friends. — But young Beth Ford was lonely and neglected... — Pretty Grace Saxon was sick of a husband who wouldn't give her what she needed... — Millicent Ramsey, buxom and blue-eyed, had been waiting -- and wanting -- for seven frustrating years... — Inevitably... more », each saw the other's man as more attractive than her own. Pretty soon the Fords, the Saxons and the Ramseys became more -- a lot more 00 than just good friends. Then came the final shuffle that had them sharing practically everything!"
This is an unintentionally hilarious novel from the late 1950's, covered with dramatic bylines such as "They were married... but not to each other," "A story of life... behind the bushes of suburbia," "She had time on her hands... and men on her mind!" and "A searing story of a lonely wife on the prowl... told frankly and unblushingly!" It's the midcentury counterpart to the modern "Desperate Housewives," and an interesting look into romance novels of the past.« less