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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first novel I have read by Faith Mortimer, but it definitely won’t be the last. Faith writes a variety of genres, such as mystery, psychological thrillers, women’s fiction and romance. This one falls into women’s fiction and romance. A Very Distant Affair was an overall enjoyable story to read. The characters felt very real. I found this story somewhat emotional in places, bringing the occasional tear to my eyes. This book hard to put down, especially in the second half, where I found myself reading very late at night, eager to find out what was going to happen next. Although this is book 4 in the series, this can be read as a standalone novel. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy women’s fiction and romance novels. I would like to thank the author for a copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.
I have enjoyed the first three books in the series, and I got this one as soon as it was available Once again, I was not disappointed. This author knows how to write a story with characters and a story line that certainly kept me reading. The story is a wonderful romance with twists and turns that I very definitely enjoyed. Faith is one of my favorite authors, and she has written another good one. I will certainly be looking for her next book.