I did mention a very special Thursday give away for today, didn’t I? I’ve been hoarding my last two advance copies of The Ashford Affair just to give away to you. Once the holidays are over, one will be put up for grabs in a big contest in the Contest page, but that still leaves one….
So, for today’s Thursday give away, we have a signed advance copy of The Ashford Affair!
Here’s the official blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig comes a page-turning novel about two women in different eras, and on different continents, who are connected by one deeply buried secret.
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.
The Ashford Affair hits the shelves in the U.S. on April 9, 2013. It will also be available in France (Presses de la Cite), Germany (Rowohlt), Italy (Fabbri), Poland (Amber) and Spain (Espasa).
So, for a copy of The Ashford Affair, here’s your question:
What’s your favorite 1920s drink– or 1999 cocktail?
Winner to be announced on Sunday– or Monday, if I forget on Sunday again.
P.S. If you’re in a book club, and would like to add Ashford to your spring line-up, just email me about getting Ashford bookmarks for the group and setting up an author phone-in.