--RT Magazine (former Romantic Times)
"A truly mesmerising read from beginning to end, No More Lonely Nights proves an intelligent and heartfelt read that will linger long after the last page is turned. A fine example of its genre andundeniably deserving of a place on your bookshelf, it is recommendedwithout reservation!"
"Dominique is strong, compelling, poignant...
4½ stars out of 5"
--Affaire de Coeur
"This highly entertaining novel by the author of Regret Not a Moment will be devoured by patrons who enjoy Belva Plain, Barbara Taylor Bradford, or Cynthia Freeman. Recommended for fiction collections."
"Author Nicole McGehee shines with this absorbing emotional drama which outlines the life of a complex woman who learns to face her challenges and feelings head on."
"Passionate romance spanning three continents and three decades...."
"A bewitching book!"
--Iris Rainer Dart
author of Beaches and The Stork Club
"The book's main character is a strong, intelligent, witty and independent woman."
--Shirley Eder Backstage for WWJ News Radio 95
From the Author
Heroine Dominique Avallon is modeled after my mother, while her mother -- the autocratic Solange -- is based on my grandmother.
My grandmother came to live with my parents in Savannah in the 1950s. Egypt had become too dangerous for the Europeans who had lived there for generations. In the book, I substitute New Orleans for Savannah because I actually know it better.
That said, the first part of the book is based on the many stories my mother and grandmother told me as I was growing up. As in the book, my late grandmother spoke almost no English, and I grew up speaking French with her.
I wish I could say that the opulent life portrayed in New Orleans was what I grew up with, but no. We were just a middle-class family struggling with expenses like most people.
I wish I could say that my mother's glamorous profession in the book was fact, but I'm afraid I dreamed that up based on the profession I pursued for about a decade.
After you read the book, feel free to contact me with any questions you have about what was true and what was fiction. You can reach me at nicolemcgeheefiction.com