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Family Affair (Chase Banter #1)

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  70 ratings  ·  5 reviews an understatement.

Chase Banter thought her life couldn’t get any weirder. Her mother has taken up private investigating, her writer’s group’s helpful suggestions have led to severe writer’s block, and her girlfriend’s family is genuinely nuts. Growing up isn’t high on her list of priorities.

What grip Chase has on her life is severely challenged when her girlfrien...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Bella Books
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Jean Marie Angelo
I try to be kind to writers. I consider myself one, even though I have yet to complete a novel. I admire anyone who is disciplined enough to invent a story, write the outline, and create compelling characters. I have a nascent book project on file in my MacBook Pro, which is why I approach every novel in the way that I hope someone will someday approach mine. I really hate to say that I disliked Family Affair. The outline of the story is fun: lesbian couple — who never expected to be parents — f...more
It's very rare that I don't finish a novel, even a bad one. After the first page I was still giving Family Affair a chance; after the fourth, I was only reading so I could say I knew what I was talking about when rating it (some novels do pick up towards the end); at 22% I was done.

It was not just the erratic punctuation, the clunky sentences, the one-dimensional characters, the Ikea erotica, or the fact the author said "social compact" when she meant "social contract" (twice). It's also how sh...more
Definitely recommended. I think I originally balked at reading this one because of the premise - Gitana is accidently impregnated at the Dr's office when they mix up the charts of two women with the same last name. Sounded like if I had to suspend my disbelief that much in the first few pages, the rest would be over the top and trying to hard for laughs. I was wrong.

Bennet has a deft hand with humour - her main character, Chase, is charmingly neurotic and is surrounded by a large cast of friend...more
Ginger Smith
I really liked the story and the main character of Chase Banter. She reminded me of an author friend. I was kind of annoyed by the lack of editing though and I thought it skipped a lot of parts that might have been fun and interesting to read.
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Saxon is the author of thirteen novels. Her book Family Affair won the Goldie for General Fiction in 2009. She won the Alice B. Reader Award for her body of work in 2012. Her second book in the Family Affair trilogy entitled Marching to a Different Accordion won a Golden Crown Literary Award for general fiction in 2012. Her latest book In the Unlikely Event is the final book in the Family Affair t...more
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