Keep Your Retrospective Nerves Active with The Affair by Danielle Steel.

 When Danielle Steel holds the reign of a story, the female characters are sure to get an edge. When all protagonists are women, then the reading becomes a pleasurable process. Through the eyes of Rose, Nadia, Venetia, Athena, and  Olivia we see different lives, different perspectives, and different ideologies. The Affair by Danielle Steel is a quintessential Steel craft of competent headstrong women. 

The Affair by Danielle Steel

Book Name : The Affair

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher : Pan Macmillan India

Rose is the editor-in-chief of Mode Magazine, a Fashion aficionado in personal and professional life. However, she has paid intent care in maintaining the Dichotomy of the two arenas of life by not speaking about one while engaged in the other. Her assistant Charity suggests featuring the famous actress Pascale Solon in the September edition of Mode Magazine. Her clandestine affair with the bestselling author Nicholas is sure to bring traction to the magazine. Little did Charity know that the Nicholas that she is referring to is Rose's son-in-law. Her daughter Nadia is a demure, sensitive, and sensible woman who is taking her time to take a decision about her life now that his relationship with the actress is out and about. The four sisters with their mother meet as a weekend getaway cum decision-making avenue. The meeting brings out a can of worms and pearls of wisdom. The trip proves to be a path of self-discovery for the women.

Danielle Steel's affinity towards perfect women is not lost in the book, more so here because in The Affair we have five female protagonists. The rich woman, who is spic and span with no hair out of place, the competitive, eloquent tigress is a trope that could endear every woman but when we come down to reality it is an overestimation. Nonetheless, we pick Danielle Steel for this approach that could urge us to remain. The characters are distinct in their own space, however, Danielle's predisposition toward the women who are close to their family is persistent in this book as well. 

The rendezvous between mother and daughters could have been explored in a better light. The given-and-take consumes Cruz of the book. The pace of the plot drops towards this part and slowly gains momentum. The book forces us to retrospect and introspect.

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  1. Love the way you review any book. This review offers a positive and persuasive recommendation for those who enjoy character-driven novels featuring complex and diverse female protagonists. Will check this out for next book shopping.
    - Anjali

  2. I love reading Danielle Steel books. She has a real talent for creating strong characters and telling emotional stories. I never get bored with her work - every time I read one of her books, it feels like the first time! Her ability to make me feel invested in the story is something that really stands out when reading her books.

  3. Oh great review. I have another book by Danielle Steel but haven't gotten down to reading it yet. Let's see if i feel the same way as you do here.

  4. I have never read a book by this author. A book with female mc is interesting but if there are more female mcs then its bound to be great. Thanks di for the review.

  5. I have never read a book by this author. A book with female mc is interesting but if there are more female mcs then its bound to be great. Thanks di for the review.

  6. I love the way you do storytelling and review books. ‘The affair’ name itself got me intrigued to read more about this book. Is the audio version available for same? Cause I don’t really have time to read these days :(

  7. I simply love your review they are precise concise and to the point
    Danielle steel
    Is one of my fav authors and I haven’t read this book
    Will definitely read next

  8. Looking at the female characters and your review I can easily make out that this book is worth a read for a reader like me who remains choosy in selecting books. Thanks for recommending this book I will try to pick it up soon


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