Three remarkable women seek identity and happiness in a family drama that moves from the turbulence of the Great Depression to the liberations of the 1970s
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: NO LOVE LOST is Helen Van Slyke at her best: a splendid family story spanning three generations of extraordinary and very different wives, written with Van SlykeÃ¢ÂÂs keen understanding of the conflicts that beset the modern woman. America was struggling through the Depression when Pauline Thresher, the beautiful wife of a powerful banker, left her husband of twenty-five years because she could no longer bear his flagrant infidelity. Sara Thresher, her wise and compassionate mother-in-law, understood too well that wealth and position could not compensate for marriage to a cold, domineering man. She chose to go with Pauline, even though it meant a cruel and perhaps irrevocable estrangement from her own son. But Lindsay, PaulineÃ¢ÂÂs lovely, willful daughter, stood on the threshold of a different worldÃ¢ÂÂwhich would demand all her resilience and determination if she was to survive as her own woman. The critical people in their lives are James, LindsayÃ¢ÂÂs sensitive and idealistic brother, whose search for love ends in a bizarre transatlantic correspondence; Geoff, LindsayÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂperfectÃ¢ÂÂ husband, who has to choose between two women and learn to live with his decision; Adele, her childhood friend, who married LindsayÃ¢ÂÂs father and covets her husband; Reginald, the handsome English chauffeur, who teaches Lindsay that love goes beyond class boundaries; and S.P., LindsayÃ¢ÂÂs daughter, whose liberated ideals cannot save her from her fate. Penetrating, tender, uncompromising, NO LOVE LOST is the crowning achievement of a legendary writer whose romantic fiction has drawn millions of devoted followers.