Born and raised in New York, DEBORAH SCHWARTZ graduated from Tufts University. She obtained her Masters in History at Columbia University and wrote a thesis on “Feminism in Eighteenth Century England.” After receiving her J.D. from Boston University School of Law, she spent eighteen years as a healthcare attorney. Today, Deborah’s passion is writing.
A New Yorker to the core, Deborah reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011. Deborah is most grateful to be the mother of her two grown children.
After the heartbreaking death of her physician husband, Kate begins a new career as an attorney to support her two young children. When she finally finds the courage to reenter the dating world, she falls prey to Len, a powerful Wall Street banker. Len’s wealth and influence become the compelling aphrodisiac that draws Kate into his world of private jets, five-star vacations and Cartier jewelry. It’s not long before Len begins to strategically acquire Kate’s heart in the same calculated way he lands multi-billion dollar deals — by pouncing on the vulnerable and taking control.
Lured by the excitement and glamour she finds on Len’s arm, Kate struggles with what he can offer her and her children against what’s really important to her – love, respect and honesty. As Kate searches to find what matters most, she sets off on an extraordinary adventure — climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. When she returns, it is with an open heart and a newfound strength that will allow her to be loved by a good man.
“Woman on Top” — No, No, No — It’s a Book! (A Very Good Book) Kate, who after the untimely death of her beloved husband, enters the dating world. She enjoys the thrill of meeting Leonard, a wealthy Wall Street banker. Excitement, glamour, greed and power she finds on his arm. But this girl yearns for love, respect, and honesty. Your mother used to tell you (some did, anyway) that it was as easy to fall in love with a rich man as a poor one. Is it?
– Liz Smith Chicago Tribune, New York Society Diary
A Woman on Top of Her World
“Every now and then you find a book that you have difficulty putting down. Last month, I had that experience with the novel Woman on Top…”
– Huffington Post
“Woman On Top by Deborah Schwartz is a compelling account of how two men had an impact on the female heroine, Kate…The reader will go through a range of emotions but will not want to put this book down since Woman on Top is inspirational, entertaining, and heartbreaking as Kate straddles two completely different worlds.”
– Working Mother
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