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A tale of true love, heart-break, self-discovery and facing life’s challenges with spirit and resilience, combined with a wonderful American and English setting, and a captivating timeline spanning nine decades!
No One But You is inspired by the life and times of Tessa Levy, who co-wrote the book with her youngest daughter Shelley Cassidy. From war-torn London, to the high life of America and back again, this enchanting story portrays a young girl's yearning for adventure, opportunity and ultimately an enduring love, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Tessa was the youngest child of a large family and had the responsibility of caring for her beloved dying mother at an early age. When her father secretly marries another woman, who moves into their home with her three children, Tessa's world is shattered. She seeks solace from distant cousins whom she has never met in America but who she has secretly been writing to for months. When Tessa is forced to reveal the truth, an unexpected twist of fate sees her escaping her tumultuous London life – aged just 17 - to travel across the Atlantic to stay with her American cousins.
A year and a half later, Tessa returns to England as a glamorous young woman, having fallen in love for the first time, and discovered her true identity as a strong, empowered and incredible woman. However, as she crosses the cultural divide and struggles to resettle, despite her family's best efforts to reintegrate her into their Jewish community in London, Tessa goes through a series of challenges, relationships and roles. Eventually, she meets the man she will marry, but suffers another painful, premature family death. She embarks on motherhood and a career with her trademark resilience. However, life continues to challenge her happiness and she finds herself torn between the two loves of her life: the handsome, poetic and artistic Gus in America, and the charismatic, successful, but disloyal David in England, both so very different.
Once again, the Atlantic splits her heart. Her romantic adventure, back and forth between the two countries, ultimately answer the underlying theme of the book; is it possible to love two men in one lifetime?
A Note From the Publisher
“A fascinating account of a young woman’s life and loves, spanning the years from her childhood in warƟme London, to old age. A wonderful and very moving book that was hard to put down because the author shares her life openly and honestly.”
Larry Geller, author and spiritual adviser to Elvis Presley
“A moving, thoughtful, truly gripping and entertaining story about an inspiring lady and the journey through her extraordinary life. A heart-warming and must-read book that will leave you totally enthralled.” Jodi Margo, London “A truly inspiring, vivid, highly-charged and emotive story hard to imagine in today’s world but conveyed here perfectly. The writing is captivating and the reader is immersed completely in the experience. Once picked up, it is impossible to put this book down.”
Victoria Pakenham, London
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