Only the Lonely Can Play

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(Last Updated On: November 17, 2013)

Dorothy Eno wrote her debut novel, “Only the Lonely Can Play,” to provide a snapshot of the many forms of loneliness that women encounter in the various stages of their lives.

The mother of a successful NFL player and a daughter in graduate school, Eno, found herself as an empty nester looking for a way to fill her time when she began writing her feelings about this new phase in her life.

Realizing there were many facets of loneliness, Eno soon found herself penning her first book, Only the Lonely Can Play,” which depicts four different characters dealing with loneliness in their lives.

onlythelonelycanplayIn the book, Eno gives a close-up look at these women through the eyes of Jasmine Powells, a wealthy Hollywood movie producer whose life is rocked by the untimely death of her husband. The book chronicles the love lives of her friends and her struggles to start her own life over and adjust as an empty nester after her children embark on their own lives.

Jasmine Powells’ world is her oyster until that fateful day when she received the news that her husband had been killed while at work. With her children grown and out of the house, Jasmine has built a multibillion dollar media empire and is at the top of her game, but finds that something is missing.

Gina grew up in a modest home with a strict upbringing. She had always believed in the sanctity of marriage because her parents have been married for decades. Gina is very strong willed and is constantly searching for love in the wrong places.

Sophie comes with a lot of baggage. She has been the breadwinner of her family and is ambitious and struggling her way to the top, but is desperate to find true love.

Destiny hides under the facade of her outer beauty. Everyone wants to be her; she is well-known and very fasionable. She has a desire for the finer things in life and fulfills these cravings by dating wealthy men and traveling the world in first-class private jets.

Nicky plays the game to the end, against all odds. She plans the right parties to entertain her friends and her husband’s clients and is seen in the right social gatherings. The perception from the outside looking in seems perfect, but looks can be deceiving.

A “must-read” book, “Only the Lonely” is definitely art imitating life where anyone going through a phase of loneliness will be able to relate.

“Only the Lonely Can Play” can be ordered on for $11.45 at, on and in bookstores nationwide.  For more information, visit

“Faith is the substance of things hoped for.” – Hebrews 11:1

· Paperback: 114 pages

· Publisher: Eleviv Publishing Group (September 28, 2013)

· Language: English

· ISBN-10: 0615894089

· ISBN-13: 978-0615894089

 About the Author

ENO is a philanthropist and runs multiple non-profit organizations.  She owns a media and film production company.  Only the Lonely Can Play, her first novel, is published by Eleviv Publishing Group.

Only the Lonely Can Play