From the Inside Flap
"Set in a beautiful and exotic country besieged by political and religious struggles, Loveswept
is a compelling story of a young Turkish woman's romantic encounters that transcend deep cultural differences. A must read. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down."
--Helen S. Astin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, UCLA, co-author of Women of Influence, Women of Vision
beautifully portrays how the political and cultural transformation of a country deeply impacts personal lives. Standing at the crossroads between traditional values and a modern life, Neri must battle societal expectations on women as well as overcome her fears. Her journey is a journey of reclaiming one's own identity."
--Almila Ozdek, Ph.D. English, George Washington University
About the Author
Engin Inel Holmstrom was born and raised in Turkey. She graduated from the American College for Girls in Arnavutköy, Istanbul and received her masters and doctorate degrees in Sociology from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Engin has over fifty professional publications, mostly dealing with higher education and public policy. She has lectured widely in the United States on issues concerning Turkish women, gender equality and Atatürk's reforms.
Her hobby is painting. Retired now, she lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband and two cats.Loveswept
is her first novel.