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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling children's book writer Angelica is amused and flattered at the attention of Jack, the owner of a vineyard in South Africa, whom she meets at a dinner party. With his easy charm and reputation as a ladies' man, Jack makes her feel good about herself - surely it can't do any harm to indulge in a mild email flirtation?

©2010 Santa Montefiore (P)2010 WF Howes Ltd

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A dissapointment

What did you like best about The Affair? What did you like least?

In comparison to previous books, this was a disappointment. The plot surprises were all obvious and I was cringing along with Candace the whole way.

Has The Affair turned you off from other books in this genre?

I hope that the author goes back to her complex character and plot development in her future books.

Which scene was your favorite?

Can't think of a favorite scene.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely not.

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  • Eileen
  • 09-25-10

The Affair

This was a most enjoyable book to listen to. The reader was excellent. There was also a moral throughout the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-13-14

Umh not what I expected.

Would you listen to The Affair again? Why?

I only just discovered Santa and having read "The French Gardener" I was really looking forward to this but it didn't quite come up to the previous standard. However I'm not letting it put me off and will try another of her books.

What other book might you compare The Affair to, and why?

I felt this book was a little dated and far fetched, and if I'm honest a bit boring and a let down in several places, I can't think of a book to compare it with.

What does Jilly Bond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Jilly Bond gives a good performance, and appears to try and bring a little life into the more mundane parts, I like to listen to her and would certainly try to find other books she has narrated.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes I did laugh in places, and it has its sad parts too. The husband does very little to endear himself to the listener and at times I would liked to have boxed his ears.

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  • Deirdre
  • 10-22-10

Loved it!

Angelica is a happily married woman, or so she thinks. She has the perfect life, a husband she loves, and two children she adores. She lives in a beautiful house in London, has a fulfilling career as a children's author with enough time left over to do lunch with the girls.

Then Jack, a handsome South African man walks into her life turning her world on its head.

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook. The story started off a little slow but then drew me in until I was hooked. This was enhanced by the narrator, Jilly Bond, who gave the story life. Every voice in the story was very well portrayed, with much care even given to the minor characters. eg. when Angelica gets together with her girlfriends each and every one of them was given a very distinctive voice and their personalities were brought to life.

Lovely story, and I agree moral undertones. Very enjoyable. Hope this helps:)

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  • Debbie Collings
  • 05-29-16

They just get better

Brilliant plot and very descriptive as usual. Makes me feel as though I'm there .... Carry on....

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-22-17

enjoyable read

enjoyed it. the story was read beautifully. great author and i always enjoy her books. can't wait to read the next one.

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  • liz29
  • 06-06-21

Disappointing

I normally love Santa montefiore but this book was boring and so different. The narrator was awful and the accents irritating. Very disappointed I gave up with it.

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  • Mrs. P. Jamas
  • 06-03-21

Appalling

Every character appears to be pathetic anti feminist narcissists. I only listened to about 2 hours and it got worse.

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  • Viv Morgan
  • 05-16-21

Wonderful

This is is a must to read book. I was smiling and laughing through this book, which was enhanced by the fabulous reading of Jilly Bond. I was able to visualise the story as it was laid out. Highly recommend this book

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  • Jiska de Groot
  • 05-04-21

(racial) clichees and bad accents...

This book really did not hit the chick flick spot... I really disliked the part on south africa, as well as the bad South African accents.

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  • Kathy
  • 05-03-21

Took some effort to Finish

This wasn't my favourite by the author and I found myself wondering whether I'd ever get to the end. I did stick with it, but can't really say I enjoyed it and it was worth the effort.