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A Very Distant Affair (Affair series Book 4)

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A Very Distant Affair

A new novel of women's literature from international bestselling author Faith Mortimer.

Cheryl Taylor, a landscape artist appears to have it all. Apart from fame and fortune, her attentive husband Daniel is brilliant at managing her business matters. Cheryl has allowed him full rule of her affairs from the day they were married... but twenty years later, she wonders whether she shouldn't be quite so naive. Daniel is controlling and as she learns from one friend during an intimate conversation. "Diamonds aren't a girl's best friend you know. They are a man's best friend. They're great at getting men off the hook, and keeping their women quiet."

Feeling uncomfortable and troubled over her friend's warning, Cheryl decides there is more to life than being successful and at the beck and call of a manipulative husband. She sets out to find what she really wants from life, and to her horror, discovers one earth-shattering secret after the next.

Her life in turmoil she visits Australia, where on a previous trip, she found contentment from an unexpected quarter. Michel, a widower, owns a winery and boutique hotel in New South Wales, and is as different from Daniel as chalk is to cheese.

Cheryl is drawn to this gentle Australian of French descent and feels her new-found strong will wavering. She returns to London to offer Daniel an ultimatum, only to discover the final shock which threatens all their lives.

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Cheryl pretty much has the perfect life... married with a daughter, she is a successful artist and she and husband Dan, live very comfortably. Unfortunately, when Cheryl looks closer she realises that her life may not be quite as perfect as she thinks.

A Very Distant Affair is a story of one woman's turmoil and trying to find herself while doing the right thing for herself and her family. It's a story that the reader can easily get lost into and whilst also making me want to book a seat on the next flight out to Australia.

Very much recommended. Sarah Hardy Top 1000 Reviewer - bytheletterbookreviews

I really enjoyed A Very Distant Affair. It's a story of friendship, love and relationships that has an underlying resonance of truth and realism. There's a subtle maturity to the writing that is so pleasing because I felt Faith Mortimer captured the very essence of what it was to be a woman in an unsatisfactory marriage. I thought the concept that money doesn't buy happiness was brilliantly explored.

A Very Distant Affair glows like a warm fire on a winter's evening and whilst the plot has considerable action, I didn't feel this was the dominance in the story. It was the development of character, and the exploration of emotions and human interaction that I found so fascinating. I was moved to tears in the second half of the book and, I did wonder what I would have done had I been in Cheryl's place.

I found it interesting that Cheryl was a landscape painter as Faith Mortimer has a real painter's eye when it comes to describing setting. She can evoke an image in the reader's mind that enhances the experience of reading the story and this was an element I enjoyed very much.
I really recommend it.

Linda's Book Bag - Top 1000 Reviewer

This is a story of attraction, fascination, lust and control. After having allowed her husband to take the reins in their marriage, Cheryl decides she wants time for herself. She has some decisions to make and there were times I wanted to shake her. I enjoyed the inner debate which highlighted the difficulty of deciding where your loyalties should lie. Things are rarely straightforward and they certainly weren't here. I know I wouldn't have made Cheryl's decisions but there was a lot to think about. I loved the ending.

Ignite - Top 1000 Reviewer

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  • Publication Date: June 30, 2016
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Print Length: 342 Pages
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