NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel explores a high-profile affair that reverberates throughout an entire family, from the wounded wife to her husband—torn between two women—to the wife’s close-knit sisters and their mother.
When Rose McCarthy’s staff at Mode magazine pitches a cover shoot with Hollywood’s hottest young actress, the actress’s sizzling affair with a bestselling French author is exposed. The author happens to be Rose’s son-in-law, which creates a painful dilemma for her. Her daughter Nadia, a talented interior designer, has been struggling to hold her marriage together, and conceal the truth from their young daughters, her family, and the world. But Nicolas, her straying husband, is blinded by passion for a younger woman—and not only that, she is pregnant with his child.
Nadia’s three sisters close ranks around her, flying to Paris from Los Angeles and New York to lend support and offer their widely divergent advice. Athena, a jovial celebrity chef with her own TV show in Los Angeles, is leery of marriage. Olivia, a stern conservative New York superior court judge, is haunted by a shocking secret of her own. Venetia, a zany fashion designer, happily married with three kids, has the gentlest, most realistic point of view. Despite their well-meaning advice, Nadia needs to figure out what she herself thinks, and what to do next.
The Affair is about the painful journey to discover who you are, what you want, and how much forgiveness and compromise you are capable of in order to be loved. It’s about finding yourself at the crossroads of life when everything is on the line. It’s about the hard lessons we are forced to learn about others and ourselves. Right up until its final twist, this gripping novel is full of powerful insights about who we love, how much—and even how much we love ourselves.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Nobody turns personal disaster into sudsy fun like Danielle Steel. Her heroine, Rose McCarthy, is the editor of Mode magazine, and splashy stories about glamour and sex are her bread and butter. So when an upcoming issue’s interview with a rising young actress reveals she’s sleeping with a married man, Rose is all for running the shocking scoop—until she learns that the adulterer is her own dashing French son-in-law. Steel sweeps us up into this all-hands-on-deck family emergency as Rose’s spurned daughter, Nadia, rallies with her powerful mom and three adoring sisters—and they all reexamine their true feelings about career, family, and what they’ll do for love. We really enjoyed the way Steel incorporates intoxicating moments of passion into a story already rife with emotional complexity. With its bewitching characters and jaw-dropping twists, The Affair is the perfect company for a night in.
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WOW...an awesome story! A story of love, betrayal, forgiveness, and renewed love. Loved the ending!
OK - I bit and bought this book - it is just awful - I do not understand how she can write really wonderful historical books and then spin out this kind of trash. Do yourself a favor - get this from your library, if at all, but don’t buy it.
Wonderful book could not put it down!