A Hid­den Affair

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By – September 26, 2011
This is Pam Jenoff’s fourth nov­el and although it is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the third, Almost Home, it stands alone. Jor­dan Weiss sud­den­ly resigns from her posi­tion in the U.S. State Depart­ment to search for an old boyfriend, Jared. Though he had sup­pos­ed­ly drowned in Cam­bridge soon after their short lived romance there ten years ear­li­er, Jared has recent­ly been sight­ed in Mona­co. Jor­dan dis­cov­ers she was betrayed on many lev­els and her search for Jared turns into a dan­ger­ous adven­ture as she teams up with Aaron, an Israeli oper­a­tive. They fol­low clues all over Europe to find answers and clo­sure for the intense rela­tion­ship that Jor­dan had with Jared. Mean­while Aaron is chas­ing down his own clues for a case of extreme­ly rare and valu­able miss­ing wine that dis­ap­peared dur­ing World War II. The wine trail leads the pair to unsa­vory encoun­ters with an inter­na­tion­al coun­ter­feit ring. This roman­tic sus­pense nov­el is a quick and easy read.
Miri­am Brad­man Abra­hams is a Cuban-born, Brook­lyn-raised, Long Island-resid­ing mom. She is Hadas­sah Nas­sau’s One Region One Book chair­la­dy, a free­lance essay­ist, and a cer­ti­fied yoga instruc­tor who has loved review­ing books for the JBC for the past ten years.

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