April is the month of The Ashford Affair (it came out in hardcover in April ’13, and paperback at the beginning of this April), so it seemed appropriate to round off April with a giveaway of the new paperback edition of The Ashford Affair.
Here’s the official blurb:
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.
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.
There have been some lovely things said about Ashford since it came out last year, so I’m so excited to have the chance to share it in a whole new edition– which includes an extra chapter that was cut from the end of the hardcover.
(For those of you with the hardcover edition, you can find that “lost” chapter here.)
Already have your own copy of The Ashford Affair? Feel free to give this one away to a friend. I’m happy to personalize it to whomever you like.
So, for a signed, paperback copy of The Ashford Affair, here’s your question:
Which is your favorite book that goes back and forth in time?
Two people will be chosen at random to receive a signed copy of The Ashford Affair in paperback.
Winners to be announced on Friday!