When Natalie Moore is killed in a freak accident in France her mother - the very poised and elegant Jessica - knows instinctively there is more to it.However, Natalie's father - the glamorous, high-flying Charlie - is so paralysed by the horror of losing his daughter, that he refuses even to discuss his wife's suspicions.
In the end, when their marriage is rocked by yet another terrible shock, Jessica decides to go back to France alone in search of some answers.When she gets to the idyllic vineyard in the heart of Burgundy she soon finds a great deal more than she was expecting in a love that is totally forbidden and a truth that will almost certainly devastate her life.
Set during one long hot summer in a sleepy world of wine, food and romance, A French Affair is a deeply sensual and passionate story of love, resistance, loyalty and betrayal.
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Deliciously dramatic and positively oozing with tension, this is another wonderfully absorbing novel from the Sunday Times bestseller Susan Lewis ... The characters are well-rounded ... and the descriptions of rural France transport you there in an instant. Expertly written to brew an atmosphere of foreboding, this story is an irresistible blend of intrigue and passion, and the consequences of secrets and betrayal - Woman
Sad, happy, sensual and intriguing - Woman's Own
Spellbinding -- you just keep turning the pages, with the atmosphere growing more and more intense as the story leads to its dramatic climax - Daily Mail