New York Times Bestselling Author

On the third day of give aways…

… my author gave to me, three paperback copies of The Ashford Affair!

I think you could say there are lords a-leaping in here.  Not so much drummers drumming, though (unless you count a touch of World War I).  And there are certainly ladies dancing in ballrooms in 1914 England and wild parties in 1920s Kenya.

Here’s the official description:

From the NYT bestselling Pink Carnation author comes a new novel that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning – spanning from WWI England to present day New York….

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 heyday of Edwardian society, 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…

For your chance to win a paperback copy of The Ashford Affairhere’s your question: 1910s England or 1920s Kenya?

The winners will be announced tomorrow.

86 Comments

  1. Carly Ratliff on December 19, 2018 at 8:29 am

    Like choosing a favorite star here, but 1920s Kenya! For the shorter hemlines and corset-less fashion of the ’20s and the beautiful landscapes, culture and history of Kenya. Although, I’ve always imagined myself styled like a late-in-the-era Gibson Girl too!

    • Julie Cochrane on December 19, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      1910s England

  2. Barbara M on December 19, 2018 at 10:09 am

    1920’s Kenya…I’ve never been to Africa.

  3. Mallory Senn-Flinn on December 19, 2018 at 10:15 am

    1920s Kenya. I’ve always wanted to go on a safari!

  4. Carmen on December 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

    1910s England!

  5. Krista Breault on December 19, 2018 at 10:38 am

    1910s England sounds interesting!

  6. Melanie Weiss on December 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    England, please.

  7. Helen OLeary on December 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    1910 England. Sounds like a good time.

  8. Bonnie Mueller on December 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Mmmmm, 1920 Kenya sounds new and exciting

  9. Ashley on December 19, 2018 at 10:44 am

    1910 England!

  10. Lisa Almquist Trebelhorn on December 19, 2018 at 10:45 am

    1910s England! Have a Merry Christmas!

  11. Mary branham on December 19, 2018 at 10:45 am

    1910 england.

  12. LissaM on December 19, 2018 at 10:46 am

    1920s Kenya for a true adventure!

  13. Kathy Fannon on December 19, 2018 at 10:47 am

    1910 England. Not a fan of lions, thank you

  14. Loretta on December 19, 2018 at 10:48 am

    1910 England!

  15. Lissa on December 19, 2018 at 10:48 am

    1920s Kenya for a true adventure!

  16. Céline on December 19, 2018 at 10:54 am

    1910 England, because… I’m not thaaaat into heat and dirt! ^^ (but I am very into gorgrous animals so maybe I could take England and take a short trip to Kenya?)

  17. Linda May on December 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

    1910’s England, I would love to see how they lived & the clothes they wore & the Christmas decorations they had. Thanks for this amazing chance.

  18. Carri on December 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

    1910s England would be fascinating!

  19. Jamie on December 19, 2018 at 10:58 am

    England 1910

  20. Becky Petross on December 19, 2018 at 11:02 am

    1910 England for sure!! Channeling my inner Lady Mary!!

  21. Tammie Cash on December 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I would love to be in 1920 Kenya. It would be so interesting to discover this exciting place.

  22. DeeAnna Sears on December 19, 2018 at 11:06 am

    1910s England, I have been an anglophile for years now and I think that would be an incredibly interesting time to be there.

  23. Susan Wald on December 19, 2018 at 11:09 am

    1920’s Kenya! The clothing was easier!

  24. RD on December 19, 2018 at 11:11 am

    1910 England please! That would be so great! Love England!

  25. Pamela Jolly on December 19, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Either, both! Would likely choose England, because, England! But would love Kenya for the wild animals and experience.

  26. Doreen Lamar on December 19, 2018 at 11:13 am

    1910 England

  27. Cassandra on December 19, 2018 at 11:15 am

    1910 England!!!

  28. Melanie Falconer on December 19, 2018 at 11:26 am

    1920’s Kenya!

  29. Maureen Stokowski on December 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    England. A country I have always wanted to visit with it’s rich history.

  30. Amy C on December 19, 2018 at 11:30 am

    1910s England

  31. Courtney Metcalf on December 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

    1920’s Kenya! As much as I love reading about England and both time periods, 1920’s Kenya sounds different and refreshing!

  32. Tatum on December 19, 2018 at 11:36 am

    1910s England. 🙂

  33. Randy Riddle on December 19, 2018 at 11:42 am

    1910’s England for sure!

  34. Bridget Erin on December 19, 2018 at 11:45 am

    England!

  35. Tonya M on December 19, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Huge Anglophile here. 1910’s England all the way!

  36. Debbie Erickson on December 19, 2018 at 11:50 am

    1910 England

  37. Carolyn on December 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

    1910s England

  38. Brenda Mason on December 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    1910’s England. The Edwardian era for the win!

  39. Amanda S on December 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    1920’s Kenya. So exotic.

  40. Susan C on December 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    1910s England

  41. Phyllis Bernstein on December 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    1910’s England. Would have loved to see style of dress and house decor

  42. Ellen on December 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    England please!

  43. Laurie blum on December 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    1910 England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 for me, please!

  44. Amber on December 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Kenya

  45. Mary Duffer on December 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Definitely 1910’s England! I’ve always been fascinated with all things British.

  46. Clenna Emery on December 19, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    1920’s England

  47. Liz on December 19, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    1910s England!

  48. Andra Racoti on December 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    1910s England

  49. Michelle Springer on December 19, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Hard to choose… but 1910s England. I’m such an Anglophile.

  50. Barbara on December 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    1920’s Kenya

  51. Freya on December 19, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    It’s a hard choice. It kind of depends on which part of the 1910s I materialized in. (Right in the middle of shortages/daily lists of men killed in action?) I think I’d choose 1920s Kenya, even though the climate is a bit too warm for fair-skinned flappers like me.

  52. Roxane Klepperich on December 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    1920s England

  53. Laura on December 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I will say England as well!

  54. Nancy Veverka on December 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    1920s Kenya. That would be rather interesting.

  55. Joanne Mielczarski on December 19, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    1910s England would be for me.

  56. Molly on December 19, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Kenya please!

  57. AngelB on December 19, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Gotta stick with London. As much as I’d like to visit 20s Kenya, my tolerance for heat is nil to none (why did I move back to AZ?)

  58. Julie Sorenson on December 19, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    1910 England

  59. Tracy Darabaris on December 19, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    1920s Kenya! My great grandparents were missionaries there and my grandmother was born there

  60. Peggy Russo on December 19, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    1920s Kenya

  61. Jillian Raber on December 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    1920s Kenya. I have no experience with this so it would be a completely new adventure.

  62. Melissa Gluntz on December 19, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    1920’s Kenya sounds interesting!

  63. KELLY R. SHOWALTER on December 19, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    1910 England

  64. Geralyn Perney on December 19, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    1910 England! Edwardian era is so interesting. Thank you for the chance Lauren. ❤

  65. Trude Vandine on December 19, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    1910s England

  66. Jenny Collins Belk on December 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    Probably 1920s Kenya for the experience.

  67. Susan Collins on December 19, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    1920s Kenya

  68. Kelly Hutchison on December 19, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    May there always be an England!

  69. Jessica Dickson on December 19, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    1910 Edwardian England sounds like an interesting time to be a woman! Lots of changes ahead with the coming war.

  70. Barbara Mcferron on December 19, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    1910’s England

  71. Dawn V. on December 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    1920s Kenya sounds like such an exotic place to be and love the clothing for that era

  72. Jamie Beal on December 19, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    1910 England ❤️

  73. Jennifer johnson on December 19, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    1910 England

  74. Julie on December 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    1920s Kenya! Makes me think of an M.M. Kaye setting.

  75. Michelle on December 19, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    1910 England
    Because I’ve always wanted to go to Ole Towne England

  76. Carla D on December 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    So hard to pick!! Kenya I guess.
    I loved this book!

  77. Carla Delfino on December 19, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    I apologize if my comment comes out twice… Having trouble!

    Hard to pick! Kenya

    I loved this book

  78. Nancy Mccarthy on December 20, 2018 at 1:53 am

    1910 England

  79. Karen Lemmon on December 20, 2018 at 2:59 am

    1910 England

  80. Debbie Mitchell on December 20, 2018 at 3:50 am

    1910 England

  81. Debbie Ross on December 20, 2018 at 8:30 am

    1910 England for me!

  82. DebbieWolf on December 20, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    1920s Kenya

  83. Teresa Padgett on December 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    This sounds really good! 1910 England.

  84. Barbara Johnson on December 20, 2018 at 6:53 pm

    1910 England

  85. Lesley McIntosh on December 21, 2018 at 2:31 am

    1910 England

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