Beautiful, young, and naive, Christine Tourneau knows the deprivation, misery, and heartache of living with her family in war-torn occupied France. Ever the romantic, she hastily marries a man whom she has long adored-French underground resistance fighter, Andre Grassin. When his camp is totally destroyed in a 1944 bombing raid with no apparent survivors, the young 22-year-old widow throws herself into her teaching and welcoming the Americans when they finally arrive.
Falling for an American officer, Brian O'Connell, she follows him to the U.S. as his new bride. Thrilled with the freedoms of her new country, and embracing every opportunity for education and work, Christine endures abuse, lies, betrayal, and abandonment from Brian and others she comes to trust and love.
Believing she is finally a widow again-and released from all prior vows-she finds passion and commitment in the arms of U.S. Intelligence Agent Nick Tarzini, and they build a safe, secure life and family together. But life has one more surprise in store for Christine Tourneau Tarzini, a surprise for which there is No Such Word."