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by Mavis Cheek

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ISBN: 0754019519
ISBN13: 978-0754019510
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Mavis Cheek
Language: English
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large Print Ed edition (August 1, 2003)
Pages: 408 pages
ePUB size: 1510 kb
FB2 size: 1743 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 336
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heart of sky
I would like to know why this book hasn't been properly edited. It was full of grammatical, punctuation and other mistakes, sometimes not making sense.
Overall it was a clever story, witty and perceptive of human foibles.
Brit writer Mavis Cheeks lends her own wry, pointed humor to a disturbing tale that's the exact opposite of my "chick lit" offerings.

Here is a tale of an affair...but not, as usual, from the point of view of the husband wronging the wife, but this time from the point of view of the wife, married 30 years to a wonderful, special man, who begins an affair she cannot--and will not--end.

Why is this so disturbing?

With brutal honesty, our heroine, Dilys (Dilly), watches herself as she sinks deeper and deeper into an obsession with her lover, while knowing in her heart and soul that she is wronging a man who has never done a thing to deserve this wrong except to love and cherish her. And yet she cannot stop. She feels that her lover has opened her eyes to the world, to her self, to feelings she has never felt. And although she hates herself for wronging her husband, nothing can make her forsake her lover, not even the thought of destroying the lives of her family.

It makes for interesting reading, that's for sure, but it's not so easy to read. Is that because women readers are conditioned to think of the female gender as always wronged? Or is it because you want to slap the main character across the face? I don't know, but this is one heck of a book...way off the beaten track and very well written.
Dilys Holmes has survived a difficult childhood and dysfunctional family and has been happily (if not ecstatically) married for many years. Now she is about to throw it all over for a mad infatuation with Matthew, a younger man with piercing blue eyes. Living a double life with two men is not easy, but Dilys proves surprisingly adept as her life hurtles toward disaster.
That is the basic plot, complicated by layers of family conflict and the surprising revelations of her "difficult" elderly aunt Eliza, who turns up with her own tales of adulterous intrigue, and becomes Dilys' co-conspirator. So how does it turn out? Will Dilys leave Francis and all she holds dear to run off with Matthew? Will she come to her senses? You will just have to read it and see.
The book is extremely well written. The bright, brassy Brit-speak added another dimension of entertainment for me; the characters were utterly engaging; the tension mounted to excruciating levels, and the surprise ending was--well--just right. I recommend this one highly. Reviewed by Louis N. Gruber
This is a story about a woman following her heart ... or not. It is about the limits set upon us by our upbringing, or by ourselves, and the dilemma of whether to `blow it all sky high' for love .. or not.

Well-written, witty, well-paced, but I thought the was ending a bit abrupt and weak compared to the rest of the book.

Though maybe not all that likeable in her own right, I found myself feeling very sympathetic towards the heroine, Dilys, and I feel that every reader will find there's a part of Dilys they'll be able to relate to.

Looking forward to reading more from Mavis Cheek.
Just couldn't get into it. Tried, but it didn't work for me. Maybe if I had read more of it . . .didn't finish. But who knows
it may be your thing.
How scary this book is - I don't mean from a spooky point of view but from a realism point of view. This book made me think about adultery, life, relationships and how frail they can be. Also makes you realise that some simple actions can turn your life upside down. A great story that will have you begging for more.
I never read anything by Mavis Cheek, but I saw this and thought, "what a cute little summer read this ought to be." This book is alot more that just a May/December romance... it's a story about a woman who is emotionally, sexually and morally conflicted, which I believe all persons can relate to at some point in their lives. It's not just about an affair, it's also about sibling rivalry that can be so cruel it can manifest itself into adulthood realtionships and decisions. Dilys, the main character, really learned an enormous amount about herself and the people that are most important in her life, which often, gets completely overlooked due to the trials of everyday living.
This book was a completely waste of money. I read the Italian edition, but also the title of the English edition is misleading. First of all, the book is not about an aunt. The aunt is the excuse a rich & wealthy woman uses to meet her secret lover. A certain point an aunt is introduced, and she explain the ruined life of the family, but it is 1 chapter only, and the family history does not really compare to the main character's (Dylis).

I'd like to get my money back, but I know it is not possible. Really a waste of money.