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 Affair, here’s your question: 1910s England or 1920s Kenya?
The winners will be announced tomorrow.
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!
1920’s Kenya…I’ve never been to Africa.
1920s Kenya. I’ve always wanted to go on a safari!
1910s England sounds interesting!
1910 England. Sounds like a good time.
Mmmmm, 1920 Kenya sounds new and exciting
1910s England! Have a Merry Christmas!
1920s Kenya for a true adventure!
1910 England. Not a fan of lions, thank you
1920s Kenya for a true adventure!
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?)
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.
1910s England would be fascinating!
1910 England for sure!! Channeling my inner Lady Mary!!
I would love to be in 1920 Kenya. It would be so interesting to discover this exciting place.
1910s England, I have been an anglophile for years now and I think that would be an incredibly interesting time to be there.
1920’s Kenya! The clothing was easier!
1910 England please! That would be so great! Love England!
Either, both! Would likely choose England, because, England! But would love Kenya for the wild animals and experience.
England. A country I have always wanted to visit with it’s rich history.
1920’s Kenya! As much as I love reading about England and both time periods, 1920’s Kenya sounds different and refreshing!
1910s England. 🙂
1910’s England for sure!
Huge Anglophile here. 1910’s England all the way!
1910’s England. The Edwardian era for the win!
1920’s Kenya. So exotic.
1910’s England. Would have loved to see style of dress and house decor
1910 England 🏴 for me, please!
Definitely 1910’s England! I’ve always been fascinated with all things British.
Hard to choose… but 1910s England. I’m such an Anglophile.
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.
I will say England as well!
1920s Kenya. That would be rather interesting.
1910s England would be for me.
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?)
1920s Kenya! My great grandparents were missionaries there and my grandmother was born there
1920s Kenya. I have no experience with this so it would be a completely new adventure.
1920’s Kenya sounds interesting!
1910 England! Edwardian era is so interesting. Thank you for the chance Lauren. ❤
Probably 1920s Kenya for the experience.
May there always be an England!
1910 Edwardian England sounds like an interesting time to be a woman! Lots of changes ahead with the coming war.
1920s Kenya sounds like such an exotic place to be and love the clothing for that era
1910 England ❤️
1920s Kenya! Makes me think of an M.M. Kaye setting.
Because I’ve always wanted to go to Ole Towne England
So hard to pick!! Kenya I guess.
I loved this book!
I apologize if my comment comes out twice… Having trouble!
Hard to pick! Kenya
I loved this book
1910 England for me!
This sounds really good! 1910 England.