Book Review of What Might Have Been


WMHB front cover August 2014

As a fashion buyer at one of New York’s most glamorous department stores, Dana McGarry is a tastemaker, her keen instinct for fashion trends and innovative ideas coupled with a razor sharp business sense. But like the elegant and conservative store that employs her, Dana is caught between two eras—between being liked and standing her ground, between playing by the rules and being a maverick. Dana is sensitive and beautiful, but what you see is not what you get. Behind the cool and attractive facade, Dana is both driven by her need to control yet impeded by her expectation of perfectionism. As she competes to replace women at the top of their game, she is challenged by jealous colleagues. And when a wealthy love interest wants to open doors and support her ambition, she embraces Coco Chanel’s mantra of “never wanting to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.” As the women’s movement paves the way, Dana finds a path to the career she wants at the expense of happiness that was not meant to be.


Steward captures the nuances of 70s life in New York City and provides the perfect backdrop for an independent woman determined to make her mark. What Might Have Been is a story that transcends any period.


TitleWhat Might Have Been

Genre Literary fiction/women’s fiction

Author: Lynn Steward





Book Review : 

What Might Have Been  by Lynn Steward  is  an awesome book to read .Lynn Steward has penned Dana′s character  very well from her first in British soil until she owns  a fashion store there  . It’s like a movie which portrays Dana strengths , love and loyalty towards her friends  family .There are no dull movements in this book .I  loved  Mark  and Dana′s short love story too  .

It is Awesome ! Awesome  ! Awesome ! book to read .This book is highly  recommended read because it has a  ‘Happily Ever After ’ sort of ending .You should grab this book only for Dana  and read her story .

Author Lynn Steward in this has shared  the glimpse of “Thekind  politics that happens in  fashion world when you successfully  walk  up the ladder ”.I love each and every narration of this narrator .

The pace of this story  is normal.

Bring such stories Lynn Steward.

What Might Have Been is intriguing Title and I  love cover of this book .

I thank Author and Debdatta Sahey of for sending the ARC of  ‘What Might Have Been’ book  across me




Lynn Steward, a veteran of the New York fashion industry and a buyer on the team that started the women’s department at Brooks Brothers, created the Dana McGarry series, set at a transformational time in the 1970s world of fashion and in the lives of multigenerational women. What Might Have Been is the second volume in the series. A Very Good Life, Steward’s debut novel, was published in March 2014.

Twitter: @LynnStewardNY




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