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A Secret Affair
A Secret Affair
Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford
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ISBN-13: 9780694517282
ISBN-10: 0694517283
Publication Date: 10/1996
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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From Library Journal
The story of an illicit affair that plunges into mystery when one of the lovers fails to appear for an assignation, this new work is being published in the same small gift format as last season's Bradford best seller, Love in Another Town.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Seeking some much-needed rest and relaxation after a long stint as a TV-news war correspondent in Bosnia, 33-year-old Bill Fitzgerald travels to Venice. There he is struck by the dark beauty of a young American woman, Vanessa Stewart, a 27-year-old glass designer from New York. Unhappily married, she welcomes a no-strings friendship with Bill. Soon they embark on an illicit affair and find themselves desperately in love. They vow to see each other whenever and wherever they can. But on their third meeting, one of them does not show up.
Once again, Barbara Taylor Bradford weaves a love story of uncompromising ardor, this time taking readers through secret trysts in Venice, Manhattan and Southampton. In A Secret Affair, she touches on subjects that will stir the hearts and minds of her readers -- unconditional love and devotion, loyalty and loss. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
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A favorite that I have held onto and decided to finally share...small book, quick read, GREAT page turner!
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After being disappointed with THE RAVENSCAR DYNASTY, I decided to pull A SECRET AFFAIR off my TBR pile and give it a go since it's a short one.

Bill and Vanessa are two dimensional characters at best. There was more description about the decor of the hotel rooms, Vanessa's cottage, etc. than solid character development. I couldn't care less about their relationship or where it ended up. This was much too amateur a story, a poor attempt at an ill-fated war-torn romance that goes nowhere fast. It was too airy-fairy and sappy, and lacked intelligence.
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A 33-year-old tv war correspondent who recently did a stint in Bosnia, Bill Fitzgerald decides to go to Venice to relax. While there, he meets 27-year-old Vanessa Stewart, an American woman who is a glass designer from New York. Unhappily married, Vanessa begins a no-strings attached friendship with Bill which quickly blossoms into an illicit affair. The lovers agree to meet each other as much as possible after they return home. However, on the third rendevous one of them doesn't show up. I thought that this book was a short read. I enjoyed it but it was more like a long short story more than anything. I gave it a B+!
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Great book....one of her best; especially via audio
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It was a very beautiful story. I still can't believe that one of the main character dies at the end. Venice,Italy one of the most romantic places to be and to meet your true love then it was New York my home another place were you can enjoy life.
All i can say is that i enjoy Barbara Taylor Bradford's books and i hope people that read her novels will too i encourge you to buy and read just one novel and you will know what i am talking about.
It was a captivating work filled with glamour,intigue and ironic reversal... Richly textured,highly entertaining and stunning love and romance story.
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Television war correspondent in Bosnia, Bill Fitzgerald travels to Venice for a much needed rest. There he meets a young American woaman who suffers
from an unhappy marriage. They embark on an illicit affair and vow to see each other whenever and wherever possible. But on their third meeting, one of them does not show up.
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Seeking some much-needed rest and relaxation after a long stint as a TV-news war correspondent in Bosnia, 33-year-old Bill Fitzgerald travels to Venice. There he is struck by the dark beauty of a young American woman, Vanessa Stewart, a 27-year-old glass designer from New York. Unhappily married, she welcomes a no-strings friendship with Bill. Soon they embark on an illicit affair and find themselves desperately in love. They vow to see each other whenever and wherever they can. But on their third meeting, one of them does not show up.