Lattices of Love
Emine, a Turkish-American nurse, does not want the arranged marriage that her grandmother is planning. She has vowed to marry for love and when she meets Marc van Etten, a reticent Dutch psychiatrist, at a conference in Amsterdam, she recognizes him as the man she has been waiting for. She knows she can not live behind the lattices of old harem rules any longer.
Marc believes that his colleagues blame him for his wife's suicide and restricts his life to work and caring for the troubled four-year-old he calls his daughter. When Emine runs into trouble, he offers his help and Emine, ignoring the strict harem rule that forbids spending time with a man who is not a family member, accepts.
Later, when Emine must choose between accepting the family approved proposal of a man she does not love or refusing and damaging her family's honor, Marc offers a solution--marriage. It will save her family's honor and provide a mother for his daughter. Believing that her fierce love for Marc will be enough, Emine agrees only to discover that it is not. When Marc erroneously accuses her of betraying him, she flees. Realizing belatedly that he loves Emine beyond everything in his life, Marc must find a way to win her back.
About Eris Field (Buffalo, New York Author)
Eris Field was born in the Green Mountains of Vermont. As a seventeen year old student nurse at Albany Hospital, Eris met a Turkish surgical intern she would later marry. He told her fascinating stories about the history of Turkey, the loss of the Ottoman Empire, and forced population exchanges, tragically similar to today's refugees. After they married and moved to Buffalo, Eris worked as a nurse at Children’s Hospital and at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
While amassing rejection letters for the short stories she wrote, Eris earned her master’s degree in Psychiatric Nursing at the University at Buffalo. Later, she taught psychiatric nursing at the University and wrote a textbook for psychiatric nurse practitioners.
Now, Eris writes novels, usually international, contemporary romances. Her love of the South Towns of Western New York, her interest in history, and her experience in psychiatry become a part of each of her stories. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Western New York Romance Writers. In addition to writing, Eris’ interests include : Violence against Women, Honor Killings, eradicating female genital mutilation, supporting the Crossroads Springs Orphanage in Kenya for children orphaned by AIDS, and learning more about the old cities of the world.