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Details: Fern Michaels has long been cherished by readers as much for her poignant tales of adventure, love and family as for her complex, compelling characters and emotionally powerful stories. She is a publishing legend; the author of over 125 books, with more than 70 consecutive New York Times and/or USA Today bestsellers and her work translated into 20 languages.
In May 2014, legions of Fern Michaels fans will be delighted with A Family Affair, as a strong-willed dancer finds unexpected love… and gains the courage to live according to her heart.
Las Vegas dancer Trisha Holiday ignores the admiring note… and the accompanying $1000 bill… that arrives backstage after a performance. Yet teh sender, a wealthy foreign prince, isn’t easily dissuaded. Seven years living in the United States have made Malik long for the freedom to choose his own bride… and he wants Trisha.
After a breathtaking visit to Malik’s kingdom culminates in a marriage proposal, Trish tries to adjust to her opulent new surroundings. With Malik’s sister Soraya providing a trusted new friend, they plan a lavish wedding surpassing anything she could have imagined.
In the midst of her own major changes, Trish vows to help her sister, Emma, whose marriage has ended in a bitter breakup. Through it all, Trish strives to stay true to what matters most… love, true friendship, and the ties that hold family together across the miles and the years.
MSRP: $25.00 Hardcover
Available for Sale: May 2014
Personal Experience: I was provided a preview copy of A Family Affair for the purpose of this review. Prior to this, I had been given numerous recommendations but had not yet read a Fern Michaels novel. I tend to avoid the romance genre because most of the modern romance novels do not hold much appeal for me. I took a chance with Ms. Michaels.
As the story began with a very typical over-the-top boy meets girl and boy rescues girl style, I rolled my eyes so hard I saw the back of my own skull. I was beginning to regret my decision to do this review. But I soldiered on…
I’m glad I did. The story took many turns that I didn’t expect. There was a strong dose of romance, but a dramatic trail of family and revenge also wove its way through the story. The biggest twist in the story made me so sad, but yet left me feeling that it was how it should be. (I hate to say more and ruin the story!)
There were a few times that felt a bit of the story seemed a bit unnecessary and other times where the story seemed to just leap forward, but overall the writing style was engaging and entertaining. I would read a Fern Michaels title again!