Breach of Faith by Andrea Hughes

Homosexual husband, erotic dreams about another man, suspect pregnancy and problems escalating out of control; the story of Kate’s life. And don’t forget the ghosts.

His breath was hot on her neck, his hand now running down the length of her spine, holding her close. The towel forgotten, she put her arms around him, her head tilted back, the muscles of his shoulders tense beneath her palms.

Thirty four year old Kate Robson has a nice life in Australia; nice husband, nice house, nice job. But her imagination is bored. So when she discovers her husband with another man, all hell breaks loose inside her head, creating a steamy dream-affair with a sexy baker. But when Kate confuses reality with her erotic dream world, it all begins to tumble down around her.

Follow Kate as she makes bad decision after bad decision, gets pregnant – but who’s the father? – runs away, all the way to England, and meets up with an old boyfriend; someone she hasn’t seen in almost twenty years. A man with a horrifying secret of his own.

Breach of Faith is a hilarious and tear-jerking look at one woman attempting to fight the world she lives in … and almost losing everything.

  • Classification: Moderate
  • Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
  • First submitted Jan. 16, 2010
  • Last updated Jan. 16, 2010
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  • RichardBard's avatar
    RichardBard wrote 4 years ago
    Hi Andrea! Since you haven’t been to Authonomy for a while, I hope it’s okay that I’m sending this through your book comment: I’d like to thank you for backing BRAINRUSH (a Thriller) last year. Because of you it hit the Authonomy Number-1 slot, attracted an agent, and landed a film option. Now that’s a brain-rush! The formal book launch is September 1st and the sequel will be released in December. None of this would have been possible without your ...
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    Kristine Cheney [Retired] wrote 5 years, 1 month ago

    Backed! Will you please take a quick peek at my "Spartan Heart," and if you deem it worthy, return the favor?

    Thank you so much! Best wishes for all of your writing endeavors.

    Kristine Cheney
    Spartan Heart

  • Famlavan's avatar
    Famlavan wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    Breach of Faith

    I think what makes this so good is it is grounded so well in a real world. You have a writing style that while perfect for the genre does actually take this to a different level.
    I very much like the strength of dialogue it pushes the storyline a long while giving insight into the character – This is a good piece of writing – Good luck

  • Andee Hughes's avatar
    Andee Hughes Author wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    I'm Andrea! My character is Kate.

  • gerry01's avatar
    gerry01 wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    Kate or Andrea?

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    gerry01 wrote 5 years, 5 months ago
    Kate, This is another chick lit that I love. I never knew them to exist until I joined this site. I have read a few now and they have all been great: amusing, fast flowing and extremely entertaining. I can always imagine myself reading this kind of thing on a beach inThailand. Easy to pick up and dabble into. I will get back to this and read it in its entirety later. Good luck with it. It seems there is ...
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  • A Knight's avatar
    A Knight wrote 5 years, 5 months ago


    You've got an engaging style here and some brilliant dialogue really brings you character to life! I really enjoyed the opening and I'll definitely be back for more.

    Abi xxx
    "Everyone knows the rule: Stay inside the Wall, but Tisha believes rules were made to be broken." - Relic

  • Sinead McNeill's avatar
    Sinead McNeill wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    I like your style. Witty and engaging. Really good dialogue.

    Best of Luck

    Sinead - Make Cake Not War

  • lionel25's avatar
    lionel25 wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    Kate, your prologue and first chapter read well. Good mix of narrative and true-to-life dialogue. I choose not to nitpick anything.

    Happy to back your work.

    Joffrey (The Silver Spoon Effect)

  • LawsonBlacklock's avatar
    LawsonBlacklock wrote 5 years, 5 months ago

    It was Martha! Just double checked. L.x

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    LawsonBlacklock wrote 5 years, 5 months ago
    I've read Breach of Faith in its entirety now, and I have a few thoughts. First let it be said that I admire the work greatly- it caught my imagination and I cared about your characters enough to read the whole book. Your prose is good and you have a fabulous sense of your characters... I truly believe you know them well and have written them out beautifully. But I'm afraid I'm going to follow the old critter pattern of ...
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    Margaret Anthony [Retired] wrote 5 years, 6 months ago
    Whilst there are a lot of complex human issues running through this story, it certainly isn't a dark read. Far from it, you avoid that by writing with a light touch. Kate has a lot to think about, I guess finding out your husband fancies another man, is probably the most devastating. I can see from the pitch, Kate's in for a bumpy ride but your confident story telling will handle it well, I'm sure. It's all very contemporary and ...
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    Michael Santos wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    Thanks for backing 2076 Reagan's Last Word.
    I've picked up yours and will be reading it.

  • Onlee1Chance's avatar
    Onlee1Chance wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    Now this is interesting! I love it and can't wait to read more! good luck!

  • Rosali Webb's avatar
    Rosali Webb wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    Read chapters 1, 2 and 10. Ten has a different feel and has the slightly more serious edge than the first two. I think you have you target audience well within your grasp and also believe you will do well with this. Backed. Rosali
    Fieldtrip to Mars

  • zan's avatar
    zan wrote 5 years, 6 months ago
    Breach of Faith Andrea Hughes Andrea, This is a philosophical comedy. It sounds like the beginnings of an excellent soap opera! Great cast of characters, including the homosexual husband, and the dream baker! "Bloody hell!" Kate reluctantly opened her eyes as the fantasy faded, bloody hell! I'm buckling my seatbelt for this one! What an imaginative set of twists and turns this story promises, all for the benefit of poor Kate who has a "bored" imagination. Not so boring I ...
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  • Lynne's avatar
    Lynne wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    What a great opener. A lovely fantasy dream - amusing and erotic. The pitch promises a bumpy ride and I feel this is going to be a great story. I've only read the first chapter but I know this is a book I would like to read. You write well. Backed with pleasure, Lynne, Brooklyn Bridge.

  • David Fearnhead's avatar
    David Fearnhead wrote 5 years, 6 months ago
    I must say I would never have picked this book up had you not commented on my book. It's far from my usual genre selection, yet I'm glad i took a look at it. From the pitch you seem to have so many elements, and in the genre list i read Comedy, and I thought to myself how is she going to get a laugh from this.? I think the date idea really helps to propel the book forward. I ...
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  • Tyrson's avatar
    Tyrson wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    Well written, convincing MC. Am not sure that she would be able to hold in the rage and pain of her betrayal just for the sake of a holiday to the UK. Or that she would feel so guilty about her feelings for Frank when she knows Will is being unfaithful.

  • Ashley Agony's avatar
    Ashley Agony wrote 5 years, 6 months ago

    the writing is strong. It was a very enjoyable read. I especially like Kate, she is unique and life-like.