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'Thief Of Words'
By: John Jaffe
(Hardcover / 243 Pages / Warner Books / ISBN: 0446530808 / $21.95)

Description: In the tradition of Julie and Romeo comes an irresistible love story about two middle-aged people who learn that it is indeed possible to rewrite chapters of their lives. Some people court with flowers and chocolates. Not Jack DePaul, features editor of the Baltimore Star-News. Divorced, the father of a grown son, and recently burned by a painful affair, Jack meets Annie Hollerman and quickly figures out that the way to her heart is through the power of words. At 26, Annie had it all. Star reporter at a respected North Carolina newspaper, engaged to a hotshot colleague, Annie seemed destined for greatness - until one horrifying mistake changed everything.

Verdict: This charming and intelligent novel is as sensual and satisfying as a chocolate truffle. I couldn't put it down. It's funny, witty, romantic, and subtly erotic. Jaffe (although word has it that it's a husband-and-wife team who are hiding behind this pseudonym - for professional reasons!) seduces 'his' readers with language, character and plot. Readers will fall in love with Annie and Jack, with romance and with words. This elegantly written page-turner is a must-read for anyone over 40 or others who wish to understand them. It is pure pleasure to read. The book lingers in your mind long after you finish. Great fun and far deeper than it first appears. Pick up a copy of this book and crawl into bed or lie on the beach and savor!
Reviewed By Haley Johnson