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Affinity by S. Waters

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26.05.2006

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exciting, big twist, romance, wow

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sad ending, decieving, takes a long time to get to the good bits

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This is one of those rare books which you will have difficulty putting down. You will want to read and read it, until it is finished!

It's a story of margaret prior a 30 or so year old single woman who decides to help in the Milkbank prison by talking to prisoners to help them become better people..

Little did she know that her life is about to be changed for ever.

In prison, she meets Selina Dawes, she has been jailed for fraud and assault. But Margaret is already too attached to Selina to let go..

the story evolves, and margaret is too deep in love with selina, so she decides to help her. But how?

I won't give away too much of the book. But read on, and you'll find a wicked twist towards the end. You will feel decieved just like one of characters was. ;-)

Another fantastic book by Ms Waters!

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Rachey 26.05.2006 05:38

Sounds like a movie I have watched a few times. Like to of read abit more about the book and plot.

newty1977 26.05.2006 02:26

Sorry for the low rating flower, but this requires more info. It's a good idea to gain some helpful tips by reading other book reviews that have scored hightly to get an indication of what people are looking for. If you up-date, leave me a message and I will gladly come back and re-rate for you ! ;-D All the best

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Author Sarah Waters
Title Affinity
Genre Gay & Lesbian
Type Fiction
ISBN 1573221562; 1573228737; 1844085007

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