THAT SUMMER "an absolute treasure"

Reader to Reader Reviews just made my day. No– my week.

How, you may ask? By comparing That Summer to the works of Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels.

I am beyond thrilled by the comparison to one of my all time favorite authors. If there’s any author whose books have set their stamp on me, it’s Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels, whose books I’ve read again and again and again, year after year.

And, of course, RTR’s calling That Summer “an absolute treasure” and “the perfect summertime reading treat” didn’t hurt either.

Here’s the rest of the review:

Willig’s second stand-alone novel is an absolute treasure! The author deftly weaves together the present-day story of Julia’s search for answers about her mother’s death with that of a tragic love affair experienced by one of Julia’s Victorian ancestors into one spellbinding tale. Details about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and their art provide plenty of fascinating plot fodder for story, and the book’s irresistible mix of history and mystery subtly seasoned with a generous dollop of dry wit and just the right dash of romance will remind readers of the classic romantic suspense novels written by Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels. That Summer is the perfect summertime reading treat!

Thank you, Reader to Reader Reviews!


  1. Ella on May 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm


  2. Betsy on May 17, 2014 at 11:08 am

    As someone who also loves Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels, can’t wait to read “That Summer” Although, you’re on autobuy for the Pink Carnations (need to venture into your NON pink) so I’m a big fan of yours as well

    • Lauren on May 17, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Thank you, Betsy!

  3. Sharlene Martin Moore on May 18, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and I can say without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. Loved, loved, loved it.

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