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The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

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The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
Two storylines come together to reveal the mysteries at the heart of a family.  In 1906 Addie Gillecote moves to her Aunt and Uncle’s manor house after the death of her parents.  Her cousin, Bea, takes Addie under her wing, making Addie feel a little less like an intruder.  The two become as close as sisters, but circumstances wreck havoc on their relationship.  In 1999, Clemmie, 99-year old Addie’s 30-something granddaughter, is in a career she thinks she loves (or she may actually hate) and doesn’t have time for a relationship or really anything outside of work.  A chance encounter in London gets Clemmie thinking about her grandmother’s life, including the time she lived in Kenya happily married and running a coffee plantation.  Nothing about the lives of Addie and Bea turns out to be straightforward.
I am a HUGE Lauren Willig fan, having read all of the books in her Pink Carnation series.  I was sad that she wasn’t writing another entry in her historical romance series, but her more serious turn at a historical here was quite good.  And there is a nod to her series fans with the name of a certain character.  If you enjoy historical fiction with a twist of suspense this one should appeal to you.
By | 2017-05-08T19:47:54+00:00 April 8th, 2013|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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