I’ve got an excerpt and spotlight for Lauren Willig’s newest book The Ashford Affair to share with you all today. This one is a departure from her Pink Carnation series and I’m anxious to read it as it sounds so good. It’s one of those past and present stories that I favor so much so needless to say I’ll likely be picking up the audio for myself soon. For today though I’ll share an excerpt of the book with you along with a spotlight and then pop by the end of the post for a chance to win a copy for yourself.
ABOUT THE ASHFORD AFFAIR
From Lauren Willig, author of the New York Times bestselling Pink Carnation series, comes a richly detailed historical saga, spanning from WWI England to colonial Kenya to present-day New York, as one woman discovers the truth about her family’s hidden past and her own present.
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 life crumbling around her.
When the family gathers for her grandmother Addie’s ninety-ninth birthday, a relative lets slip hints about a long-buried family secret. Clemmie is stunned. Addie was the woman who seemed to have it all: a perfect marriage, three children, and a successful career in an era when most women didn’t have one. As Clemmie unravels the story, scandalous family secrets that are decades old begin to come back to life, leading her on a journey into the past that could change everything.
Growing up at Ashford Park in the heyday of Edwardian society, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, she was taken in by her aristocratic aunt and uncle who raised her in the grand English house, side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea remain closer than sisters through relationships, 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 modern-day Manhattan, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl in this epic yet intimate story.
Listen to Chapter 1 of the Audiobook of The Ashford Affair
ABOUT LAUREN WILLIG
LAUREN WILLIG is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Pink Carnation series and a RITA Award-winner for Best Regency Historical for The Mischief of Mistletoe. She graduated from Yale University, and has a graduate degree in English history from Harvard and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City, where she now writes full time.
GIVEAWAY DETAILS (US only)
I have one copy of The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig to share with my US readers. To enter…
- For 1 entry leave me a comment entering the giveaway.
- Tweet, share on Facebook or blog for 2 extra entries.
This giveaway is open to US residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winner on July 20/13. Good luck!