A very distant affair

About the author

Faith Mortimer is a British author dividing her time between Hampshire, UK & Cyprus. Since 2005 she has been fortunate enough to turn her hobby of writing into a career. During childhood, she dreamt of writing novels which readers would love, and spent many hours writing short stories which she subsequently read to her younger sisters (probably under pressure!) 

Faith is a State qualified nurse, Yacht master and throughout her life has enjoyed numerous sports. She believes in living to the full and enjoys a challenge.

Faith was born in Manchester & educated in Singapore, Malaya & Hampshire, England. 

Cheryl Taylor, an artist appears to have it all. Apart from fame and fortune, her attentive husband is brilliant at managing her business matters. Cheryl has allowed him full rule of her affairs from the day they were married…but years later, she wonders whether she has been naive. Daniel is controlling, and as she learns from one friend’s warning, “Diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend. 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, 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 revisits Australia, and finds 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 French Australian and feels her new-found strong will wavering. She returns to London to offer Daniel an ultimatum, only to discover one final shock which threatens all their live  

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My Review

It was interesting to see how Cheryl starts to take control of her own life. From the outside, it would appear that she has it all; a successful artist, married to charismatic, good-looking Daniel yet as we look beneath the surface, we realise at the same time as Cheryl does, just how controlling and manipulative her husband is. Faith Mortimer gradually makes us dislike Daniel as we discover his lying, cheating nature. We then root for Cheryl as she goes to New Zealand to find herself and begins to feel n attraction to the lovely Michel. There is yet another surprise in store for Cheryl and the reader and all credit to the author as she successfully manipulates our emotions to find some compassion for Daniel whilst still holding out for  a HEA.

The descriptions of New Zealand are fantastic and I was able to visit vicariously through the book. I can thoroughly recommend the book to anyone looking for a romance, a bit of foreign travel and huge dollop of suspense.

 

5/5

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Mary reading this is fabulous and it will also give help to other people trying to write I love your books roll on 18th may can't wait you are an inspiration x

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Mary Wood is a fabulous author and definitely one of my favourites. She is a born storyteller, whose characters will live in your mind and heart.

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Thank you, Bev, and Julie. Julie, this is a lovely page, so beautifully presented, thank you so much. Much love, Mary x

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