The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

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Ms. Willig would have done better had she stayed within the lovely, lushly described 1900–1930 period.
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From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig comes The Ashford Affair, a page-turning novel about two women in different eras, and on different continents, who are connected by one deeply buried secret.

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As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, Clementine Evans has finally achieved almost everything she's been working towards—but now she's not sure it's enough. Her long hours have led to a broken engagement and, suddenly single at thirty-four, she feels her messy life crumbling around her. But when the family gathers for her grandmother Addie's ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret, leading Clemmie on a journey into the past that could change everything. . . .

Growing up at Ashford Park in the early twentieth century, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, she was taken into the grand English house by her aristocratic aunt and uncle, and raised side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea are closer than sisters, through relationships and challenges, and a war that changes the face of Europe irrevocably. But what happens when something finally comes along that can't be shared? When the love of sisterhood is tested by a bond that's even stronger?

From the inner circles of British society to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the red-dirt hills of Kenya, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl.

 

About Lauren Willig

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LAUREN WILLIG is the bestselling author of eight previous Pink Carnation novels. She received a graduate degree in English history from Harvard University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, though she now writes full-time. Willig lives in New York City.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 367 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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All About Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Lynn Spencer on Apr 05 2013

The Ashford Affair is shelved as general fiction, but I found it a great big romantic epic and I loved reading it.

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NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Autumn Markus on Apr 09 2013

Ms. Willig would have done better had she stayed within the lovely, lushly described 1900–1930 period.

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