It’s been a long wait, but… The English Wife has finally arrived!

English Wife in snow

According to the reviewers at AAR: The English Wife is a tale of smoke and mirrors. It is a fable of wealth and power set during the 1890s swan song of the Gilded Age. It’s a mystery, a romance, a coming of age story and easily one of the best books you’ll read this year…. Addictive, mesmerizing, engrossing. The English Wife is all of those things and more. I believe this book will be the standard by which people measure all their other reading experiences in 2018.”

You can find The English Wife in hardcover at your favorite local bookstore, at Barnes & Noble, at Amazon, Books-A-Million, Indiebound, and Powell’s; in e-book on Kindle and Nook; and on audio CD.

If you would like to order a signed and personalized copy, just give a shout to the folks at FoxTale Book Shoppe , The Poisoned Pen , or Murder by the Book and they’ll make it happen!

If you’d like a signed book, but have already ordered your copy, just send me an email at with “Bookplate” in the header, and I’ll pop a signed bookplate in the mail to you.


If you’d like a sneak peek at the first chapter, you can find it here….

If you’d like a visual tour of the many places you’ll visit in The English Wife, just click here!

For a spit-out-your coffee funny GIF version of the synopsis, click here.

To learn more about some of the background material I used to research The English Wife, just drop by Willig Winter at Strange and Random Happenstance.

And for my random ramblings about just about everything, check out my Ask Me Anything over on AuthorsAMA!

Is there anything I’m forgetting?

Oh, yes. If you want to find me on book tour, just check out the Have Author Will Travel panel to your left! I’ll be celebrating at the Corner Bookstore in New York at 6:00 tonight. There will be wine. And cheese. And general merriment. New tour stops are still being added, so check back soon for more locations!

Happy birthday to The English Wife and happy reading to you!


  1. Sheila on January 9, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Congratulations, Lauren! What a great book, and I hope gazillions of people enjoy it also. Loved the gif, thanks, and looking forward to seeing you in Buford.

  2. Rachel Adrianna on January 9, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Yay! Congratulations Lauren 🙂

  3. Julie Parrish on January 10, 2018 at 8:12 am


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