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The affair : a novel
2021
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"Heads always turned when Rose McCarthy walked into a room. Nearly six foot 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 twenty-five 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 benefited the magazine, her dedication and love of fashion"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

A fashion magazine executive navigates a scandal involving her son-in-law’s affair with a Hollywood actress, while her daughters support each other through infidelity, commitment issues and personal secrets. By the best-selling author of Neighbors. - (Baker & Taylor)

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. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's bestselling authors, with almost a billion copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Neighbors, All That Glitters, Royal, Daddy's Girls, The Wedding Dress, The Numbers Game, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; Expect a Miracle, a book of her favorite quotations for inspiration and comfort; Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. - (Random House, Inc.)

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