The Affair - Danielle Steel

The Affair

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2021-03-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,106 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.


  • The Affair

    By Monique2u
    I have always loved reading novels by Danielle Steel. The way her female characters are strong and resilient, but still persevere! The Affair was a novel very close to my heart 🥰. Any author that can take you within the pages and have you laugh, cry and able to relate to life experiences is a PHENOMENAL WRITER!! Kudos and continued blessings 🙏🏽to you….Danielle Steel!
  • Not impressed

    By lisaebaldwin
    I used to LOVE Danielle Steel. This was so difficult to get into and it was not a page turner. I’m disappointed that I actually paid for this.
  • Hasty

    By 5StarAPR
    Read like unfinished draft rather than polished publication.
  • Excellent

    By Peb09
  • Concerned

    By mscrutch
    It appears that there might be too many cooks in the kitchen or too many writers. Whoever is putting the parts together is not reading it to see if it makes sense. A description is given and then repeated 4 pages. The right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. Disappointing.
  • Excellent

    By PaddyCake1
    Enjoyable read. Often very true to life. Didn’t want to put the book down!
  • Just boring.

    By erinwb
    . . . typical Steel, but not one page was a page turner. I turned them anyway, and was disappointed.
  • Eh

    By A!13p
    Not sure what the point of this book was but easy nighttime reading
  • Affair

    By Gladys CPA
    Sweet but predictable plot.
  • Bland and boring

    By TKP16
    Her novels for the past several years lack depth of characters. Everyone is the same, beautiful, successful, rich... what has happened to her writing? Her novels used to be interesting.