New York Times Bestselling Author

Monday Give Away: THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

So there’s this book you may have heard me mention that happens to be set in colonial Barbados….  Guess what?  I now have ARCs!  And they look absolutely lovely.

 

For today’s Monday Give Away, I give you… an advance copy of The Summer Country!

Here’s the official description:

The New York Times bestselling historical novelist delivers her biggest, boldest, and most ambitious novel yet—a sweeping, dramatic Victorian epic of lost love, lies, jealousy, and rebellion set in colonial Barbados.

1854.  From Bristol to Barbados. . . .

Emily Dawson has always been the poor cousin in a prosperous merchant clan—merely a vicar’s daughter, and a reform-minded vicar’s daughter, at that. Everyone knows that the family’s lucrative shipping business will go to her cousin, Adam, one day. But when her grandfather dies, Emily receives an unexpected inheiritance: Peverills, a sugar plantation in Barbados—a plantation her grandfather never told anyone he owned.

When Emily accompanies her cousin and his new wife to Barbados, she finds Peverills a burnt-out shell, reduced to ruins in 1816, when a rising of enslaved people sent the island up in flames. Rumors swirl around the derelict plantation; people whisper of ghosts.

Why would her practical-minded grandfather leave her a property in ruins?  Why are the neighboring plantation owners, the Davenants, so eager to acquire Peverills—so eager that they invite Emily and her cousins to stay with them indefinitely? Emily finds herself bewitched by the beauty of the island even as she’s drawn into the personalities and politics of forty years before: a tangled history of clandestine love, heartbreaking betrayal, and a bold bid for freedom.

When family secrets begin to unravel and the harsh truth of history becomes more and more plain, Emily must challenge everything she thought she knew about her family, their legacy . . . and herself.

This book began nearly a decade ago on a plantation tour when I heard a story that’s haunted me ever since.  Or, really, I could say it began long before that, when I first read The Thorn Birds, and M.M. Kaye’s Trade Wind, and all those other historical epics that weighted down bookstore shelves in the 80s: vast, sweeping books that took you to the farthest reaches of the globe and never shied away from tackling problematic moments in history.  Also, cholera epidemics.  Every good epic needed a good cholera epidemic.

Whichever way you date it, The Summer Country is a book that’s been a very, very long time in the making, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally get to share it with you!

For a chance to win an ARC of The Summer Country, here’s your question: if you could read a book set anyplace in the world in any time period, what would you choose?

The winner will be announced on Wednesday.

The Summer Country will be making its public appearance on June 4, 2019.  In the meantime, you can find The Summer Country up for pre-order at AmazonB&NIndiebound, and wherever else books are sold.

225 Comments

  1. alice hamilton on December 10, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Scotland..in the regency period.

    • Debbie Hoffman on December 10, 2018 at 11:55 am

      Sweden 1900’s

      • Mona Rubenstein on December 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm

        1900 Morocco

    • Terri Jones on December 10, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      Russia. 1800’s

    • Maureen Stokowski on December 10, 2018 at 1:33 pm

      WW 1 and 2 Europe!

    • Christine Powers on December 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Gilded age Newport

    • Geralyn Perney on December 10, 2018 at 11:55 pm

      England in the Elizabethan period.

  2. Tricia Gilbert on December 10, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Italy 1940

  3. Joanne Montgomery on December 10, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Thanks🌲

  4. Sylvia Buonanni on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Paris 1920’s

  5. Debbie Barbour on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Anywhere in the South. I love the old homes and history especially the ghost stories!

  6. Kelly Walland on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    USA 1920’s love that time period

  7. Edna bayon on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Barbados 1816

    • Lauren Willig on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

      Hmm, I may just happen to know a book set there in that year…. : )

  8. Elissa Orio on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Ireland and Scotland, any time period, interest me. Love Italy too. 1800s maybe

  9. Joanne Montgomery on December 10, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Italy present day

  10. Laurie Methven on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    It’s a toss-up between the Roaring Twenties in the US…and the same time period in Paris.

  11. Linda Martin on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Roaring 20s

  12. Corinne Martin on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Chicago 1893 (Doesn’t even have to include the Wold’s Columbian Exposition, just that time period.)

  13. Susan Gorman on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Prince Edward Island, Ca 1940

    • Jackie Bas on December 11, 2018 at 1:06 am

      Singapore 1950s

  14. Melissa Terry on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    New York 1920s

  15. Tammie Cash on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Denmark World War 2

  16. Cara on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Tudor England or 1920s New York

  17. Paula Scott on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Paris 1940

  18. Joanne Montgomery on December 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Italy. Present day

  19. Liz on December 10, 2018 at 11:22 am

    China 1800

  20. Jackie on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Renaissance Italy…around 1500. I find the art and the politics fascinating.

  21. Randy Riddle on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Scotland, early 1800’s.

  22. Céline on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Oh that’s a tough question, there are sooo many interesting periods!!! I guess I’d say… Paris during the German occupation (good thing that there are litteraly dozens of those… ^^).

    (I so can’t wait for this book!!! I’m sure it’s gonna be perfect, as always! ♥)

    • Desiree Boettcher on December 12, 2018 at 4:20 am

      I love the time period of Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell England

  23. Lauren Dreger on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    1700s Scotland. To me it’s just such an interesting time and I love reading anything set then.

    I cannot wait for The Summer Country!

  24. Callie Briley on December 10, 2018 at 11:23 am

    England 18th century is my favorite ❤️

  25. Doreen Lamar on December 10, 2018 at 11:24 am

    This looks so good

  26. Dawn Ruby ( BookGypsy) on December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    I love New York in the 1920’s

  27. Valerie on December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    1850s England

  28. Brenda Sullivan on December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    United States, in the deep South, late 1800’s.

  29. Nancy Veverka on December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Chicago, during the Gilded Age, would have been a very interesting place to live.
    The history of the Driehaus Museum in Chicago fascinates me!

  30. Lynette Burnett on December 10, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Scotland is my go to at anytime but since reading A Gentleman in Moscow, I think I am going to go with Russia during the revolution.

  31. Doreen Lamar on December 10, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Love old historical novels in the 18th century English period

  32. J. kocher on December 10, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Colonial America, 1700s

  33. Hannah on December 10, 2018 at 11:26 am

    Midwest US 1890s.

  34. Lisa Almquist Trebelhorn on December 10, 2018 at 11:27 am

    19th Century London

  35. Susan I on December 10, 2018 at 11:27 am

    Thanks to Rosamunde Pilcher, I’m a complete sucker for books set in Cornwall (and I’ve never been). I have the impression it’s completely overrun by tourists now, so my time period would be pre-1950s, I guess.

  36. Ann Fontaine on December 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Ireland in 1700’s

  37. Krista on December 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Italy early 1900s!

  38. Jenny Czerwinski on December 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    1940’s England

  39. Mary Duffer on December 10, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Love reading books set in the British Isles during the Downton Abbey period (1900-1920’s).

  40. Jane on December 10, 2018 at 11:29 am

    I’m still hung up on England in the Roaring 20s

  41. Jayne Homsher on December 10, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Amsterdam in the early 1970’s sitting at a Café on the canals.

  42. claire alley on December 10, 2018 at 11:31 am

    I just listened to the podcast Unobscured this morning about the Salem witch trials because I wanted to learn more about them. My ancestor, Elizabeth Titcomb Morse, was the first woman tried for witchcraft. She wasn’t killed, but her family had a tough time staying in Massachusetts after that. They moved to Maine, were driven out by Metacom’s War, and came to South Carolina. They shipwrecked on the way right where I live now, and then made their way to the Santee area of coastal SC. I would LOVE to read about one of those places during the late 17th century. Long story, but it explains why.

  43. Rebecca on December 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

    I’d love to read a book that takes place during the time period when immigrants were coming over through Ellis island with multiple generations. My grandfather was off the boat italian and the idea of putting everything on the line and migrating sounds so brave.

  44. Kat Keen on December 10, 2018 at 11:37 am

    Hilltop fortress in Europe during the Renaissance

  45. Jillian on December 10, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Early 1900s England.

    • Lauren Willig on December 12, 2018 at 4:45 pm

      Congrats, Jillian! You’re the winner of the ARC of THE SUMMER COUNTRY!

  46. Angel Wells on December 10, 2018 at 11:39 am

    I love books set in the low country of the Carolinas for any time period. Thanks for the chance!

  47. Wendy Neuman on December 10, 2018 at 11:39 am

    The South, 1800’s, I love a great Civil War read. This new book of yours looks fantastic!! I would love to win this!!

  48. Diane Stiles on December 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

    London in the Swinging Sixties!

  49. Kayse on December 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I would love to read a book set it 19th century Australia… I don’t come across many books with that setting!

  50. Michelle Springer on December 10, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I would day the early 1900s in my home state of Hawaii. Between all those who were coming from Asia in search of a better life and the struggle for power between the monarchy and the mainland elite, it was such a fascinating time.

  51. Michelle on December 10, 2018 at 11:43 am

    New York Adirondacks

  52. Elizabeth Wright on December 10, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Regency England

  53. LC Lassman on December 10, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Etruria, pre-Roman Italy

  54. Jeralyn on December 10, 2018 at 11:44 am

    Maybe something loosely based on Gertrude Bell?

  55. Debbie Mitchell on December 10, 2018 at 11:44 am

    England during the time of Sherlock Holmes. I enjoy Laurie R. King’s books about Sherlock and his fictional wife Mary Russell.

  56. Adrianne Mittan on December 10, 2018 at 11:44 am

    America- in the time leading up to the revolution

  57. Jennifer Gunn on December 10, 2018 at 11:45 am

    London 1940

  58. Denise Birt on December 10, 2018 at 11:45 am

    The South in the 1920s to 1950s
    Or…..
    Italy, early 19O0s
    Or…..
    New York, 1920s-50s
    To many for me to narrow down, lol.
    I love to read all time periods….. with its rich historical roots.

  59. Heather Swisher on December 10, 2018 at 11:46 am

    New York in the 30’s after the Depression!

  60. Ami DeLullo on December 10, 2018 at 11:46 am

    question: if you could read a book set anyplace in the world in any time period, what would you choose?

    Rockies, post civil war. England 1800s. Europe Roaring 20s. It’s so hard to choose! I read such a variety! Mmm… Can I throw a wrench in there and say Mid 1800s Steampunk, throw some fantasy elements in there with my European ridiculousness?

  61. Rebecca on December 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    I would like to read about New York (state not city) or New England in any time. It seems like most of the New York based books I’ve read have been only about the city, but there’s so much more to the state!

  62. Cathy Garrison on December 10, 2018 at 11:48 am

    1700’s through 1800’s in southern CA. My dad is a direct descendant of the Palomares family in Pomona and there was a book written in 1939 about the family as one of the original landowners. My dad is one of the last entered into the family tree as he was born in 1938 as the book was actually being written. Windows of an Old Adobe is the name of the book.

  63. Danielle Conway-Mason on December 10, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Paris during the French Revolution

  64. Helen O'Leary on December 10, 2018 at 11:51 am

    I think Ireland in 1930 ‘s . Since I am Irish ,I have heard so many stories.

  65. Jennifer Sunday on December 10, 2018 at 11:54 am

    I’d love to read more about Hawaii in the 5-10 years after Pearl Harbor.

  66. OJewel on December 10, 2018 at 11:55 am

    I was going to say Gilded Age Chicago, but I realize I haven’t seen many books set in Switzerland… Perhaps Jazz Age? Or Argentina following World War 2? Lots of possible espionage/mystery plots?

  67. Bridget Erin on December 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Ireland 1916
    Prince Edward Island early 1900s
    Antebellum South

  68. Julie on December 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I was going to say Gilded Age Chicago, but I realize I haven’t seen many books set in Switzerland… Perhaps Jazz Age? Or Argentina following World War 2? Lots of possible espionage/mystery plots?

  69. Samantha on December 10, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Paris – 1920’s

  70. Carol Havlik on December 10, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Cornwall England. Agatha Christie and Daphne DuMaier times but would have to be very careful walking around 😮

  71. Karen Herzog on December 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Late 1800s to early 1900s, mostly US, but will read about anyplace. Historical Fiction is my fav.

  72. Julia Cutler on December 10, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    I would love to read something set in Croatia or Eastern European in the late 1800’s. My great-grandparents came from there through Ellis Island. I’m going over in May. I’m so curious about stories from families that left their homelands to start over. I’m also really excited to read a new Lauren Willig book, as always!

  73. Jess Gordon on December 10, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    I’ll read pretty much any time period set in England. But I also love stories that take place in a country during a time when they were colonized by the English. It makes for such interesting political and social dynamics.

  74. Kathi Van Houten on December 10, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Ireland, 1800s

  75. Melissa F on December 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Any where in the world during WWll.

  76. Daniele K on December 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Colonial America. Thank you for the chance to win.

  77. Paige F on December 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    1920s anywhere

  78. Sarah Weeks-Jones on December 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Oh man, how to pick just one! American Revolution in the colonies/early Republic is my absolute favorite.

  79. Mitzi on December 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    USA 1920’s

  80. Kate Eminhizer on December 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I’m a sucker for ancient Egypt

  81. Joyce Flesch on December 10, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    France during WW11, about the resistance, these people, men and woman, were so brave!

  82. Tina Wilson on December 10, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    1920s New York City

  83. Sue Krekeler on December 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I love books set in the 1920s in America. Thanks for the chance to win.

  84. Melanie Falconer on December 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Southern United States in the late 1800’s

  85. Adeia on December 10, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    New Zealand during the late 19th century or early 20th.

  86. Nicole on December 10, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Hmmm…so many options. I would love to live somewhere in Europe at the turn of the century….pre-war obviously.

  87. Meg Chaberek on December 10, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    USA, 1920’s period. 🙂

  88. Jen on December 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    I’d love a book about immigrants who came through Ellis Island in the early 1900s and settled in NYC

  89. Clara Bauer on December 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Paris in the 1940’s….during the war or just after

  90. Regina on December 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    New England / NYC
    Anytime

  91. Denise Treacy on December 10, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    England WWII or America 1930s…

  92. Marti Wilson on December 10, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    I love books set in the south. I would change it up and say the 70’s 🤣

  93. Gail Morrissey on December 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Charleston/Lowcountry, any time period.

  94. Linda Popielski on December 10, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    The early 1900 in the age of flappers and prohibition. My Grandparents were growing up in that era and it has always fascinated me.

  95. Kelsey F on December 10, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    late 1800s New Orleans

  96. Pat Dupuy on December 10, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Post WW1 England. That was a heartbreaking time for all.

  97. Emilia Hald on December 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Japan, right after the borders opened to the west.

  98. Alexandra on December 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Any time period. I’ve read so many stories set in so many times and places, and I’ve enjoyed them all! I’m looking forward the Barbados in the 19th century.

  99. Jenny Collins Belk on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I never tire of WWII books or 1920’s New York.

  100. Sarah R on December 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Paris 1920s!

  101. Make Kay on December 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    England in the 1920’s

  102. Jodi K on December 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Lisbon WWII era

  103. Rebecca W on December 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I’m currently obsessed with Reign and Mary, Queen of Scots so mid-1500s please. 🙂

  104. Sarah H on December 10, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    I love Scotland. Any time period would do as long as it’s Scotland. I think it’s a magical place.

  105. Peggy Russo on December 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I love American history. Especially the Colonies in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.

  106. LynnS on December 10, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Scotland or wherever your next book is set. So far, I have loved all of them!

  107. Kimberly Mussell on December 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    New York City in the gilded age! Love this era!

  108. Andra Racoti on December 10, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Anywhere in Western Europe after WW2 ended and the Cold War started.

  109. Diana Von Behren on December 10, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Provence 1950

  110. Calli Fox on December 10, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Either Italy when the Coliseum is first starting to be built or anywhere in Europe 1940’s.

  111. Lauren D. on December 10, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Paris anytime period!

  112. Beatrice P on December 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Jamaica 1800’s

  113. Debbie Caruso on December 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Paris during WWII showing the bravery of the people to protect their loved ones and the children’s bravery, I am just speechless. I love historical fiction.

  114. Courtney cochley on December 10, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Paris 1920s. (or colonial Barbados!)

  115. Elaine Allen on December 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I absolutely love historical fiction so I would want WW II set in England and Paris!

  116. Tanya Weissflog Dean on December 10, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Usually France or Great Britain in the 1940’s!

  117. Karol Conrad on December 10, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    I like books set before the 1960’s.

  118. Lesley McIntosh on December 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Australia 1950s

  119. Liz H on December 10, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    Austria in the late 1800s

  120. Rachel Adrianna on December 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    New England during the American Revolution <3 (any suggestions?)

  121. Laurice McClung on December 10, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    The American old west

  122. Karen Lemmon on December 10, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    Southern colonies of the US 1854 to early 1900’s

  123. BarbarabMcFerron on December 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    US and/or Germany during WWII.

  124. Barbara Johnson on December 10, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    Pride and prejudice England.

  125. Hannah Waters on December 10, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    England. Edwardian era.

  126. Wendy S on December 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Bratislava, Slovakia along the Danube!

  127. Toni Laliberte on December 10, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    America, early 1800’s. Thanks for the chance!

  128. Terry Brennan on December 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    London, mid 1600’s based on the start of live theater – it’s creation and a behind the scenes look of the people that built it up and their families and relationships.

  129. Karen Lemmon on December 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    1854 to 1900 the Southern United States

  130. Jane on December 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Late 1800’s in England.

  131. Roxane Klepperich on December 10, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    A castle. 1700-1800s

  132. Marilyn Edmondson on December 10, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    1920s, New England

  133. Betsy Whitehead on December 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Scotland during and after WWII

  134. Linda May on December 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Sweden in the 1900’s, but dad’s family was from Sweden. Thanks for this generous chance.

  135. Sherrie English on December 10, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Right now in Rome – or for historical fiction 1020’s in Paris!

  136. Linda Smith on December 10, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I love the 1700 – late 1800’s. It boggles my mind to consider how life has changed since that time period which wasn’t really that long ago. Your new book is a beauty. Thank you for the opportunity. Christmas blessings to you and yours. 🔰 👓🔰

  137. Laurie blum on December 10, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹

  138. Sheila Churchill on December 10, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Paris, Fin de Siecle

  139. Jan Siler on December 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Renaissance Italy, perhaps…..but I’m always a sucker for a WWII novel!

  140. Joanna on December 10, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Pre- Soviet Finland would be great!

  141. Madi on December 10, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    Manhattan in the late 1800s

  142. Lauren Elwood on December 10, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Manhattan in the 1920s

  143. Debbie Martin on December 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    New York City. Any period really but 1950s might be fun. Recent enough past that I could relate.

  144. Carola Proctor on December 10, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Highlands, Scotland 1700s

  145. Christine on December 10, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    Sweeping family saga in London from WWII to the 1990s.

  146. Barbara on December 10, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Chicago set during the great Chicago fire

  147. Tiffany Foskey on December 10, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I love stories set in the 20’s-50’s era. Place I would choose is Ireland.

  148. Carri M on December 10, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    I love historical fiction – specifically anything from 1700s-1950s. I am a sucker for WWII novels, but have recently been pulled in by WWI books! And I REALLY like books that jump between times – current-day and sometime in the past. That said, if I could choose ANY time period, I’d say… (Such a hard decision – I’ve honestly been trying to decide for 10 minutes – ha!!) … probably early 1900s Europe. There was SO MUCH going on!

  149. TJ Hulsey on December 10, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    The Harry Potter universe, of course!
    Really, Tudor and Regency England.

  150. Julie on December 10, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    North America, Colonial Era.

  151. Elizabeth (Miss Eliza) on December 10, 2018 at 5:31 pm

    During the Regency time period, I’ve a sucker for it. As for where? ANYWHERE! The more places I see during this time period the more I love it. But maybe Australia? That seems like something new…

  152. Celeste on December 10, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    Late 1800- early 1900 Australia.

  153. Stacey on December 10, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    England, 1880’s

  154. Clenna Emery on December 10, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    England 1500’s or America 1880’s.

  155. Joanne Mielczarski on December 10, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Paris in the 1940’s.

  156. Shannon Nelson on December 10, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    1920’s Paris

  157. Betty Strohecker on December 10, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Poland – late 1700’s and early 1800’s.

    Where were the Friday winners listed?

  158. Kerry Croucier on December 10, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Ireland, Scotland, or England at any time!
    Beautiful cover!

  159. Savannah Darr on December 10, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Victorian era England

  160. Jenni King on December 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Feudal Japan!

  161. Chelsie Oberreich on December 10, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Scotland or Germany. The castles are so interesting!

  162. Donna on December 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    WWII London, before, during & after the Blitz into end of war and austerity

  163. Susan Wald on December 10, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    New York City 1920’s or 1940’s!

  164. Donna Burger on December 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    WWII London, before, during and after the Blitz into austerity

  165. Maria on December 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Egypt during the reign of Cleopatra.

  166. Patsy Ayres on December 10, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    Paris. 1956

  167. Anna on December 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    1960s, New England

  168. Barbara Khan on December 10, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I love WWII period, but lately I’ve been obsessed with the 1960’s NYC.

  169. Tonya Mitchell on December 10, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    England 1880s. Particularly the second half of the century, a time of emergent feminism – when women were feeling the strain of social convention and were starting to become more independent (but still dressed so feminine! I loved the fashion!!)

  170. Barbara Khan on December 10, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I love WWII, but lately I am obsessed with 1960’s NYC

  171. Leonora Simonton on December 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Paris in the 1800’s.

  172. Dianne Casey on December 10, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Charleston SC in the 1800’s before the Civil War.

  173. Cindy Brandt on December 10, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    London, England -west end 1950’s

  174. Leslie Flanagan on December 10, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Gilded Age, New York City and Rhode Island. That era is timeless!

  175. Susan Roberts on December 10, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Paris in the 1920s

  176. Kelley Blair on December 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    Pioneer times!

  177. Angela on December 10, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Oregon trail 1800s

  178. Mara on December 10, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Egypt, 1900-1920. And if Amelia Peabody Emerson could be a real person, that would be great too. (And Ramses Emerson too.)

  179. Susan Collins on December 10, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    The countryside of England during the late 1800s & early 1900s.
    That box of books looks fabulous!

  180. Tracy Darabaris on December 10, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    The Caribbean in the 1800s

  181. Jessica C on December 10, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Difficult question! Maybe Iceland, around the 9th century, as the Vikings found and then settled there. A historical/fantasy blend would be great – especially if the Huldufolk made an appearance 🙂

  182. Lisa on December 10, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    19th century Romania or Transylvania

  183. Jamie on December 10, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Ireland 1800s

  184. Barbara Jones on December 10, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    British Isles, 1700 -1945

  185. Amanda V on December 10, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    Scotland 1800’s

  186. Jessica Chappell on December 10, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    I love 1880’s – 1920’s time period! So much was going on in the world with technology, fashion, music, etc. I love England and Ireland.

  187. Kristin Tahai on December 10, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Russia around the time of the Romanovs, or during WWII.

  188. Gigi Kennedy on December 11, 2018 at 12:01 am

    I LOVE to read books set In France. My love affair w the country started when I read Peter Mayle’s A Year in Provence 20 years ago and has been going strong ever since. WWII has got to be my favorite time period. I’ve read lots of books set during that time and in France and really love it.

  189. Karlene B. on December 11, 2018 at 12:26 am

    The southern United States – perhaps New Orleans – in the 1920’s.

  190. Jackie Bas on December 11, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Singapore 1950s

  191. Tara on December 11, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Ancient Egypt or anywhere in Medieval Europe

  192. Jennifer on December 11, 2018 at 4:58 am

    Adelaide, Australia in 1850. It would be just after settlement.

  193. Tracy Lemos on December 11, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Victorian England is my favorite!

  194. REBECCA STEPHEN on December 11, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Ireland 1880

  195. Melanie Pavic on December 11, 2018 at 10:03 am

    England early 1900’s

  196. Christi Brisky on December 11, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Romania, 1790 – 1830

  197. Amy M on December 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm

    I’m at the point where I’d like to read something set anywhere other than Regency England. I’d especially love a good colonial Virginia book or Peter the Great’s Russia. Very different times and places, but both of them intrigue me.

    And I’d love to read this book!

  198. Maya G on December 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Russia during Tsar Nicholas II’s rule for it would be intriguing to see the beginning of WWI, downfall of Imperial Family and the intricacies between Queen Victoria’s reigning brood.

  199. Ava on December 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    I would love to be in United States when President Lincoln was in White House for he truly was a great President and a good human being.

  200. Miyuki on December 11, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Ever since I read Crazy Rich Asians I’ve been fascinated with South East Asia. So it would be amazing to see how Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia became the modern, beautiful countries they are today.

  201. RD on December 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    London in the 60’s

  202. Jona on December 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    England 1900s.

  203. Dawn V. on December 11, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Scotland 1700s Jacobite Rising

  204. Kathleen on December 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I would choose the time of Queen Elizabeth I.

  205. Lynn Russell on December 11, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    1800s England with intrigue and murders including Scotland Yard. Any historical fiction in SC.

  206. Stephanie Ward on December 11, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    I love books that jump between time periods.. Europe and the US during the 40’s, and present day .. I’d love to have known what my grandparents lived through!

  207. AMIE HORNING on December 12, 2018 at 2:20 am

    Ireland~ WW1 thru 1945 ☘️

  208. Cadie on December 12, 2018 at 8:17 am

    London, Victorian period

  209. Andra Baley on December 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Italy during the Renaissance

  210. Cheri on December 12, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    renaissance england

  211. April on December 12, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Williamsburg during the American revolution.

  212. Amber on December 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    America 1400s

  213. Margie Shaw on December 15, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Here in the United States in the 1940’s.

  214. Michelle on December 17, 2018 at 12:27 am

    1800 Italy, such a romantic time

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