Teaser Tuesday: ASHFORD has a cover!

I am ridiculously in love with the cover of The Ashford Affair.

Here’s the official blurb:

From the NYT bestselling Pink Carnation author comes a new novel that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning – spanning from WWI England to present day New York….

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 heyday of Edwardian society, 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…

The Ashford Affair comes out on April 2, 2013. More soon!


  1. Tracie on July 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Lauren, I had a total cover art geek-out when I first saw The Ashford Affair on Amazon last week and promptly e-mailed the photo to all of my Pink-reading friends. It really is gorgeous! So evocative of the setting and time period. Even if I didn’t know what TAA was about (love the blurb!), I’d want to read the book just based on that fabulous cover. Congrats to you and well-done to your publisher’s art department! Roll on April 2! 🙂

  2. jeffrey on July 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I totally agree, Lauren. It is elegant, sophisticated and expansive! What a difficult process choosing a cover must be since it is so pivotal in drawing the curiosity of the prospective reader….

  3. Bevin on July 3, 2012 at 8:20 am

    It really is a lovely cover, can’t wait to read it!

  4. Devan on July 3, 2012 at 10:44 am

    Oh it is very beautiful!

  5. Christy on July 3, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Yes, it is a very beautiful cover. I look forward to reading your latest!

  6. Amanda B on July 3, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Splendiferous!! I can’t wait!!!

  7. Carole Rae on July 3, 2012 at 11:01 am

    oooooh, I am in LOVE with the cover and with the story. Can’t wait!

  8. Céline on July 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

    What can I say that my fellow Pink-readers and Willig-maniacs haven’t already said?
    I love the cover, I love the blurb even more (always had a thing for family secrets), and I can barely wait for it to be April next year. From the previous sneak peeks and the official blurb, I’m willig to bet that this book is going to be a huuuuuge success!
    Can’t wait for more info on Ashford Affair!

  9. Janet B on July 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Is it April 2013 yet? This sounds like a fantastic story that I cannot wait to have on my treasured Nook.

  10. Sheila on July 3, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    This so wonderful, I can hardly wait. And I love that they used pink letters for the title……

  11. Olivia on July 3, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    SO much love! This looks amazing and I can’t wait to read it! (I’m already getting antsy waiting for the next Pink installment!)

    P.S. You may have already been told to read this book, but if not you *need* to read “Code Named Verity” by Elizabeth Wein it is amazing!

  12. Ashley on July 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Wow. I’m in love with it.

  13. Chanpreet on July 3, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    The cover is icing on the cake Lauren! you really shouldn’t have put out that excerpt of the book, because I want to read it right now! 😛

  14. Diana Staresinic-Deane on July 4, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I love the cover!

  15. Susan on July 5, 2012 at 9:21 am

    The cover is amazing! I am so excited to read the book!

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