POSTED TUESDAY JAN. 17TH, 2012
AUTHORS: COUNTESS LUCIENNE von DOZ and M.E. HECHT
TITLE: CEILINGS: THE STORY OF SELENA ‘D’
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Selena Di Angelo kept a secret diary – but no one knew it. But it is in the pages of her diary where Selena records privately her deepest feelings—and the truth about her stunning rise from the slums of Naples to the heights of the International Cosmetic World. She writes of her triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, her inspiration, her feeling for her collaborators and her secret passions.
In real life, strong women aren’t hard to find. I am surrounded by them. In books, they seem tough to locate. This is why M.E. Hecht and Countess Lucienne von Doz’s book is such a treat for me. In Ceilings, they write about Selena Di Angelo, a strong, competent, intelligent business woman. They write of her triumphs and shattering disappointments, her family, her inspiration, her feelings and her secret passions.
It has quite a few intimate and adventurous love scenes; men with women, women with women, and setting descriptions that are embroiled in sights, sounds, aromas, and taste; are vivid and add to the unique love scenes done tastefully — explicit to be sure — but rooted in adventure, intrigue, desire, sensuality, love, respect, and faithful companionship.
All of us wonder about who we are and want to be and how that meshes with who our other is and wants to be. In Ceilings, The Story of Selena D, one exceptional woman explores those questions with passion and intellect. What more could a romance reader, indeed a reader, want?
Thanks for a great read!
Countess Lucienne von Doz, creator of the LUCIENNE line of products, is an American beauty of legendary caliber, a novelist, and a patron of the arts.
Born in New York City she studied here and abroad. There she was to marry an Austrian count who saw that she was gowned by the top couturiers of Paris-including Coco Chanel and Madame Grés, jeweled by Cartier and Boucheron, and taken off to party with the aristocracy and glitterati of Europe and Hollywood. But the Countess, restless with the protocols of this world, ended the union in divorce.
She returned to the states to become the ‘face’ and spokesperson for Crème de le Mer. Continuing her love of music, and counting among her friends Pavarotti, Renée Fleming, Joan Sutherland, and Marilyn Horn she began The Singers Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization to foster the careers of promising young opera singers.
Her first novel, Ceilings, a rags-to-riches story of international cosmetics, contains in fictionalized form much of these experiences.
Countess Lucienne von Doz is co-founder of The Singers Development Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that fosters the careers of promising young opera singers. She divides her time between New Hope and Paris. Her personal passions include opera, theatre, and writing.
M.E. Hecht M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon and author of “A Practical Guide to Hip Surgery”. She has authored many articles, manuscripts and novels. Connect with M.E. Hecht: http://tinyurl.com/7n4syj2