NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Myriam Ullens, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and creative powerhouse, has always had a passion for storytelling. Now, the Baroness from Belgium has written a dazzling novel inspired by her many travels and love of history and art.
In her first book, Distant Starless Nights, she offers readers an enchanting love story and coming-of-age tale that chronicles the life of a daring and independent woman named Kimberly Rochester.
Kimberly has led a life filled with romance and adventure. The years have also dealt her unimaginable heartbreak, but she has always triumphed over adversity thanks to her exceptional spirit and inner strength.
Kim's story begins with her birth at the end of World War II in London. Her father, a diplomat, is cold and indifferent, and her mother, a beautiful social butterfly, is callous and dismissive. Although she is surrounded by wealth and privilege she is filled with loneliness. Refusing to let her relentlessly cruel mother or a harsh Belgian convent school dampen her passion for life, Kim discovers her first friendships and the depths of her own imagination.
As Kim recounts her young adulthood in Paris during the 1960s, her journey to China during the Cultural Revolution, her dangerous love affair, motherhood, and the secrets and lies she uncovers along the way—she weaves a portrait of an extraordinary woman who can see the world's beauty even in the most fragile and fleeting moments. Inspired by the author's own life, this heartfelt novel also reveals how resilience, hope, and family can sustain a person through the greatest of hardships.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Myriam Ullens de Schooten Whettnall is an avid globetrotter, philanthropist, and entrepreneur whose ventures span from Switzerland and France to the United States and China. In 2004, after surviving breast cancer, she created the pioneering Mimi Ullens Foundation to provide aid and comfort to those confronting this terrible illness. In 2007 she and her husband established the largest contemporary art museum in Beijing, and in 2009 she founded the international fashion label, Maison Ullens. Distant Starless Nights is her debut novel. It is the first of a three-part series featuring Kimberly Rochester.
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