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A Hidden Affair. by Pam Jenoff (Jordan Weiss #2)

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PAST WARS, PAST LIVES, PAST LOVES . . . CAN WE EVER REALLY LET THEM GO . . . AND SHOULD WE? Ten years ago, U.S. State Department intelligence officer Jordan Weiss's life was turned upside down when she was told her college boyfriend, Jared, drowned in the River Cam. In a shocking discovery, though, she realizes that things weren't as they seemed and that she had been lied ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by Sphere (first published July 6th 2010)
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Sara Townsend
Ten years ago, intelligence officer Jordan Weiss’s life was turned upside town when her college boyfriend Jared drowned. But in a shocking discovery, Jordan realises that she has been lied to and betrayed by those closest to her. Reeling from the knowledge that Jared faked his own death, she sets out from London to find him.

Jordan races all over Europe trying to find out why her boyfriend has let her believe all these years that he’s dead, and we get a lot of emotional turmoil from her as she in
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Bookchick
It would have been helpful if the book jacket indicated that this was a sequel.
The plot had a lot of holes in it, but most disappointing was that the main character simply was not convincing. She seemed entirely too naive and emotionally needy to be a successful intelligence officer.
I wanted to like this, and while it wasn't awful, I was looking for something more than lukewarm diversion.
Maggi Andersen
Pam Jenoff continues Jordan's Weiss' story from her first novel, THE OFFICER'S LOVER. As she says in her acknowledgement, her first novel is about Jordan coming to terms with her past, A HIDDEN AFFAIR is where she meets Aaron, and is the other half of the story, the future.

I enjoy Jenoff's descriptive style of writing and the locations where she set this fast-paced novel. It's a well crafted romantic suspense. I didn't guess who the villain was and neither could I predict the ending.

Ten years ha
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Suspense Magazine
Jenoff writes in the afterward of this book that the story started in “Almost Home” was to have ended with that first book. Later, she felt the rest of the story needed to be told. Hence, “A Hidden Affair.” She puts a little romance, a little mystery, a few secrets and surprises along the way.

Ex-state department intelligence officer Jordan Weiss is on the trail of a college boyfriend, Jared Short, who supposedly died ten years previous. She has discovered he has faked his death and close friend
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Michael
"A Hidden Affair" describes how strong a woman's love can be for the man who promised to marry her and how enduring that love can last.

Jordan Weiss is on a mission. She's resigned her position in the Intelligence Dept. and is searching for her old boyfriend, Jared Short, who she thought was dead, in Monaco.

She has an old address and when she arrives there she sees a young woman, later identified as Nicole Short, entering the building. She asks Nicole about Jared but she is evasive, then, when Jo
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Wendy Hines
Jordan Weiss' world fell apart when Jared, her college boyfriend, drowns in the River Cam. Now, ten years later, Jordan is an intelligant officer for the U.S. State Department, and recently asked to be moved to the embassy in London. There, she can help take care of her ailing friend, but Jared's best friend Chris begins questioning Jared's death and soon Jordan receives new information that Jared has faked his death. She quits her job and begins her search - she needs answers. Why did he fake h ...more
Amy
This very well might have been the stupidest book I've ever read. (And yes, I know it's a sequel.) Jordan, the main character, who is supposedly an intelligence officer, acts instead like a mentally unstable 14-year-old stalker. She quits her career with the foreign service in order to run off and find Jared, her college boyfriend, after finding out that he had faked his own death and disappeared 10 years ago. Even though they only dated for about 3 months in college, Crazy Lady has been pining ...more
Kirstin
In my review of Almost Home, I said I wanted closure and I got it here. This book picks up exactly where the other finished off. Jordan has discovered the truth about Jared and that he is actually alive. She is on her way to the coast of France to his last known location. She has no idea what she is going to find or even if she will actually find Jared.

While Almost Home was about Jordan and her story, Hidden Affair was actually about Aaron who is a private investigator and Nicole who is linked t
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Anna
A sequel to Almost Home, A Hidden Affair has Jordan off in search of her college boyfriend, Jared, who she thought was dead because of his dissertation on the escape of Nazi war criminals at the end of World War II.

The Nazis make a reappearance in A Hidden Affair, (well, sort of, as this novel takes place in the present) this time connected to a wine counterfeiting scheme involving a 1943 vintage from a vineyard owned by Jews. The real wine was hidden by the Resistance, and a woman connected to
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Suzanne
"Hidden Affair" is the sequel to Jenoff's "Almost Home." While I enjoyed "Hidden Affair" the book started off rather slow and it took some time to engage me in the plot. "Hidden Affair" starts where "Almost Home" ended with Jordan Weiss having left the State Department to search for a boyfriend, who up until just a week before, she had thought was dead. Her journey takes her to Monaco, then Austria, down the coast of Italy and to Greece in search of what seems more like a ghost, if anything.

I fo
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Sarah
Quite a 'nice' read....probably not the comment expected after the blazing credits on the book, 'an edge-of-the -seat ending...an antidote to James Bond'...Yes, it is a spy novel...the author's penchant to tell the story in back-to-front snippets is confusing and makes reading abit of a chore. Yes, it picks up about 1/2 way thru when some of the snippets start to fall into place...Female spy called, Jordan Weiss...incredibly incredulous plot...Her relentless devotion to a deceased former boyfrie ...more
Jo Barton
Having read, and enjoyed The Officer’s Lover, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to read and review this sequel, A Hidden Affair.
Jordan Weiss has left her role as a State Department investigating officer in order to search for clues into the whereabouts of her missing boyfriend, Jared. For ten years, Jordan has assumed that Jared is dead, but now has information that suggests that he is alive. Her search for her missing ex-lover takes Jordan on a hazardous journey across Europe, and is
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Jenna
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Another Pam Jenoff book so soon? You betcha. After reading Almost Home I just had to pick up the follow up book, A Hidden Affair, as soon as possible. Part of my reading challenge for this summer is to read a book in a day, and that is exactly what I did yesterday after coming home from the library!

I enjoyed this book but not nearly as much as Jenoff's previous works. I have two main complaints about this book and in hindsight I believe they
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Jenni
This was the first book I had read by Pan Jenoff and I wasn't sure what to expect. A Hidden Affair is the sequel to Almost Home, I only realised this when I was reading the Acknowledgements at the end of the book - I never felt like I was missing out on any background information. The book does jump straight into the plot with the action starting within the first few pages, I loved this as it meant I got swept straight up with the book.

I really liked the lead character Jordan. I found her to be
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Charline Ratcliff
I just recently finished reading “A Hidden Affair” by Pam Jenoff and, all in all, it’s a great book. In fact, when I finished reading it I turned around and read it again.

The premise of “A Hidden Affair” is this: A decade ago Jordan Weiss’s life was irrevocably shattered when her college boyfriend, and love of her life, drowned in the River Cam. After graduating from college; Jordan attempted to put the pieces of her life back together and accepted a job with the State Department.

Years later, an
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Anne
A Hidden Affair' is a follow-on novel, continuing the story that began in 'Almost Home'. I have not read the previous novel but found it fairly easy to pick up the back story of Jordan Weiss, although I do suspect that reading 'Almost Home' first would give the reader a better understanding of the character.
Marketed as the female 'Bond', Jordan is a US State Department agent who has recently walked away from her career. Ten years ago her lover Jared was drowned and Jordan seems to have spent tho
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Grace
While I enjoyed this story it did seem our main character just isn't very bright. She makes careless decisions over and over again and for someone in her profession - this just isn't professional or believable. I enjoyed the first book in this series and was glad to see it come to a conclusion even though I was sad about several things. Good to have closure! Easy read and it kept me interested - I enjoyed the level of detail included in this story!
Gwen
A sequel to another book that didn't necessarily need one. The machinations of nameless shadowy government agencies, mostly unnamed, put into motion tragic events a decade earlier, and now propel things forward again. The Holocaust, Mosaad, and wine growing all come front and center in this fast moving, and easy reading, story.
Alison
Having thoroughly enjoyed Pam Jenoff's other 3 novels, especially The Officer's Lover which is the prequel to this, I had been waiting to read this for over a year! I was not disappointed! The author kept the suspense going throughout the story, right down to the last bottle of wine!!
She develops her character, Jordan, nicely as we go through the book and I would say gives us a satisfactory conclusion to questions requiring an answer and the "what next?" which was certainly on my tongue as the b
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Sarah
I was very much look looking forward to this book after thoroughly enjoying 'The Officers Lover', however I was saddened by the disappointment I felt.

Not only was there no recap to the previous story (which I read over 2 years ago) I couldn't help but feel the story descended into a ridiculous situation. As the plot unfolded, I was hoping it wasn't really going the way it seemed. On finishing the book I was left unsatisfied and saddened that the brilliant story of the first book was not conclud
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Alise
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Priyanka Gupta
This book introduced me to this new genre and I now plan to add it to my bookshelf of to read books. Good book.
Sherri
This is the sequel to Almost Home. This time the main character is racing across Europe to try to locate her former boyfriend who she thought died 10 years earlier. It was an entertaining read, but the story was implausible and the main character had too many emotional flaws for me to believe she was a strong former State intelligence officer who survived many near brushes with death. This would be, however, a great book if you are looking for some suspense, romance and no mental challenges - ju ...more
Jenny
I couldn't put this book down. It's a sequel to "Almost Home". When I read the first book I had no idea there was a sequel...then the author writes in her acknowledge page that she never intended to write a sequel. I'm glad she did. I loved this part of the story. Part of me wishes for a third book. I think there could be even more to this story although book 2 does wraps up things nicely.

Re-read January 1-3, 2011 after re-reading "Almost Home" to write a book review. I couldn't resist re-readi
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Philippa
It rounded off The Officer's Lover nicely. It wasn't quite so brutal, though had its fair share of blood and death! The main character was dealing with issues in her own life as well as chasing a rainbow and it was all very satisfactory in the end. Its a tad shorter than the previous book, it seems the author was working to a bit of a schedule, but its none the worse for that. I have not read her other books, Kommandant's Girl and Diplomat's wife, but I probably will soon!
Carrie
Not sure if this was second in a series, as the dialog kept referring to events that happened years before, and they could easily have been another book entirely. Made it a bit confusing now and then, but with the country hopping ex-State Department agent searching for the old flame she thought was dead and the hunky Mossad agent searching for his cousin, who happens to be married to the old flame, there was enough action (not to mention sexual tension) to keep me turning the pages.
Nancy Bielski
This was a good conclusion to the story Jenoff started in Almost Home. Jordan's love for Jared was somewhat annoying - but I found it sort of annoying in the first book. So he's alive, ok, great. But 10 years have passed. Does she really think he's the SAME guy? I understand wanting closure, but it's annoying how she is so idealistic about it. But I suppose in the same situation, who wouldn't be...

All in all, not quite as good as the first, but a satisfying ending.
Jacqui Yeomans
Didn't know it was a sequel and the main character was unconvincing bit disappointing wanted to like it but found it frustrating.
Megan
Well, I didn't realize this was a sequel to Almost Home (which I have not read) until I was about half way through it. At that point I had too much invested in it to quit. You don't have to read Almost Home first to get the story, but I'm sure this book would have been better had I read the first one. I really loved the two other books I've read by this author. This one was somewhat of a let-down comparatively.
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Pam Jenoff was born in Maryland and raised outside Philadelphia. She attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Cambridge University in England. Upon receiving her master’s in history from Cambridge, she accepted an appointment as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. The position provided a unique opportunity to witness and participate in operations at the most senio ...more
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