No More Lonely Nights

No More Lonely NightsNo More Lonely Nights Takes The Reader To The Era Of The Popular Television Series Mad Men Heroine Dominique Avallon Has Been Raised In The Opulent French Expatriate Community Of WWII Egypt But Revolution And A Doomed Love Affair With A British Officer Drive Her Into An Arranged Marriage With An Older Man Who Promises Her A New Life In America Chafing Under The Stern Gaze Of Her Aristocratic Mother, She Is Ready To Escape The Danger And Heartbreak Of Egypt.When Dominique Discovers Her Husband Is A Fraud, She Flees Their Home In San Francisco For New York For The First Time, She Is Alone And Impoverished Desperate, She Puts Her Glamorous Experience To Use, And Triumphs As The Mastermind Behind Sparkling Galas For The City S Most Stylish Department Store.Her Good Luck Seems Confirmed When A Devilishly Handsome New Orleans Shipping Heir Sweeps Her Off Her Feet Into Marriage But When Her Fairy Tale Becomes Tarnished, Her Self Reliance Is Tested Again, Only Now She Has Her Mother And Her Daughter Depending On Her.The Homemakers Of The 1950s And 60s Have Become The Career Women Of The 70s And 80s Facing Hard Times Once , Dominique Must Hurry To Catch Up, Fighting For Her True Identity And Career Yet Even As Her Struggling Career Starts To Succeed, Dominique Is Faced With Her Most Difficult Choice Yet Will She Risk Her Hard Won Independence For The Possibility Of Another Chance At Love No More Lonely Nights Is Inspired By The True Story Of The Author S Mother And Grandmother, And Their Tales Of The Glamour They Once Knew. No More Lonely Nights is not my genre of choice, but the book came highly recommended I stuck a careful toe in courtesy of s Look Inside and found myself teleported to the teak rail of a departing steamer in Alexandria Harbor, circa 1956, with full sensory input and exotic panorama I was seeing everything through the eyes of an irresistible ing nue, Dominique Avallon, just embarking on the adventure of her life No way I was jumping ship till the voyage was over Let me say it straight out Nicole McGehee is an enchantress of a storyteller She writes in cinematic scenes, each infused with powerful and persuasive emotion, ranging from romantic ecstasy to a depth of heartbreak at times almost unbearable to read Scenes are rendered with a descriptive skill that dissolves words and phrases into immediate sensation and emotion With Dominique, we move through the elegantly observed homes and offices and playgrounds of the rich and powerful in a series of
There are many reasons why I love this book The eras and the settings Nicole writes with such warmth and so vividly that I can picture myself in the times and the places Being from Alexandria myself, the beginning of the book, set in this city, had particular resonance I also loved the American cityscapes The writing style Beautiful, passionate, evocative, intelligent a real pleasure to read I love especially the description which really transports you, as reader, into the action.For example Nothing about the morning presaged trouble The sun was already high in the cloudless blue sky as Dominique waited at the bus stop for the shuttle to the base Vendors with pushcarts passed by chanting their wares ripe, juicy fruit, hashish, and fresh baked bread, warm and aromatic from the oven The romance This is epic romance a realistic story than your average quick grab romance in which the heroine meets Mr Right and then, after little than a minor hiccup, sails off into the sunset with him This is romance spanning a good proportion of womanhood, in which the writer expertly introduces four men into Dominique s life to, en masse, romance, limit, charm and challenge her The journey she goes on is a powerful one that will speak to many readers The incurable romantic in me was a little sad that her fi
I.LOVE.THIS.BOOK Ms McGehee has a way to pull you into the story, like you are right there as an active character of the story.The setting of this story is the past, but I felt as if it was the present It s so real, it makes you forget the setting well over 60 years ago The romance is just beautiful And the characters I LOVE Dominique She is such a strong character, just empowe
A tale that showcases the twists and turns of romantic relationships with a strong protagonist and all the nuances of the love and support of family Most importantly, this story differentiates real love demonstrationg that generosity, respect, freedom and joy win the day An
This was an OK book, not gripping but pleasant The story is a bit forced.