Today on our blog Romance Writer With Walnut Cup Cakes is 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.
Please welcome this Author here with a serious of designer tops as she going to pen a beautiful guest post for us .
Over to you Lynn,
Could you brief us about Dana’s persona ?
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 will have to wait.
Dana is likeable, and the readers root for her. She is strong yet vulnerable, determined but not quite sure how to get where she wants to be.
I hope you all must have really enjoyed reading this wonderful guest post .
Thank you Lynn for sharing your thoughts on Dana ′s persona on Romance Writer With Walnut Cup Cakes .
With Lots of Joy and Happiness ,