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Publisher's Summary

A riveting new novel from Danielle Steel, whose countless number-one New York Times best sellers have made her one of America's favorite storytellers.  

Heads always turned when Rose McCarthy walked into a room. Nearly six feet tall, she was ramrod straight, and impeccably put together with faultless style, long graceful legs, her snow-white hair cut in a chin-length rounded cap. Her piercing blue eyes missed nothing. She could terrify anyone with a few well-chosen, soft-spoken, eloquent words, or comfort and delight a young employee with generous praise. For 25 years, she had been the legendary editor in chief of Mode magazine. Gentle, polite, supremely competent, she ran it with an iron hand, with the ultimate grace and discretion. She was known for her excellent judgment, wise decisions that always benefitted the magazine, her dedication and love of fashion....

©2021 Danielle Steel (P)2021 Recorded Books

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It gets a star because of the reader

I've read many, many Danielle Steel books, some are quite wonderful. Many with Jim Frangione reading, who does a fine job. The Affair is the worst DS book I've read, by far. It's trite, insipid, banal and just plain stupid. It's like she started writing, went off to do something else for a month or so, came back, started writing again, forgot what she'd written and just began writing the same drivel again. Did she think we'd forget what she wrote? So much repetition, so much whining. The only redeeming character is Pascal. At least she knew what she was and wanted. Wondering why I even finished.

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Amazing book!

I have to say I don’t understand the negative review another reader left. I’ve read every Danielle Steel book and this was a terrific one with a great story of love. If you love Danielle’s writing you’ll love this book. If you’ve never read her books, you’ll still love this book. I have over 1500 books in my audible library and rarely give reviews. This was worth a review!

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Boring

I was so disappointed with this book. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing much ever did. So disappointed - I usually love Danielle Steele’s books.

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Boring

Ok the title is The Affair. You’d think it was juicy, not so much. Just a bunch of mom and sisters saying leave the guy!!! Sorry to spoil, not the best Danielle steel I’ve heard. Her book Country was very good.

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Seriously?

I found this book to be a bit much. Danielle Steel sounds so stuffy when she uses the word “ important” all the time. And the ending? I would like to see the epilogue ...when Nicholas cheats again when Nadia gets older. And the poor baby will be a reminder. I feel like she was way too forgiving. Would have liked to have seen her have her own fun for a while ....and only then...MAYBE decide to get back with the double-cheater. Not DS’s best work.

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Predictable

Very predictable, could of had more twist and turns.Also I thought the narrator should of been female.Story had no depth to it.

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Lots of repeating & reiterating in this story.

Sort of a predictable ending. I thought maybe She would adopt the baby but the book ended before it got that far. 🤔

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Very repetitive.

I used to be a huge DS fan. But then I started feeling like everything is said multiple times through out all of her books. I have taken a long break from her writing. I thought I’d like to try again but, as before, the story itself is good but the writing is still very repetitive.

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Happy Ending!

I found this story interesting, well developed characters and most of all close to home.I know everyone loves a happy ending, but I would have liked the characters to have learned more from past mistakes.

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The story was just eh

I have been reading Danielle Steel books fo years and I have to say this was terribly predictable. I hope her style of writing isn’t changing to this.

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Another Comforting and Absorbing listen.

Well. I’m guessing this isn’t the first Danielle Steel book you’ve read. It’s ideal for this strange time, when we are used to lockdown and the stresses of 2021. That’s why I’ve given it five stars, and the narrator was excellent. I have enjoyed other DS books more, but I wasn’t disappointed with this one. She is prolific, publishing over 6 novels a year, and some aren’t so great, but this one didn’t disappoint. The long introduction was all about the mother of four daughters but the story then took us into the lives of these four adult offspring. I was furious with one of the characters and thought Danielle a bit “dated” in her handling of parts of the book, but on reflection, I think she did a brilliant job of examining at human nature, and of course, that’s always what she does best. She also has the ability to take us away from our own lives and she leaves us wanting more. I missed the characters when the book finished. That’s why Danielle Steel has been a bestselling author for decades. I’m looking forward to her next novel already.

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  • 07-24-21

Monotonous and boring

Monotonous narrator, story was all about introducing different characters all the time. Good for night-time!

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  • 07-11-21

Avoid, the narrators voice is awful,

Narrators voice is awful, reached chapter 7 and ready to slit my throat, he is so depressing. Story line is so predictable that it isn't keeping my interest.
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Battled to the end, after all I had paid for it, but no improvement. Surprise mixed with relief when it ended. Surprised as I could not believe it had finished when I was still waiting for a decent story to start. Relief his very odd speaking voice had stopped.

If I could give minus 🌟 I would