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On the fourth day of give aways…

… my author gave to me, two hardcover copies of The English Wife!

Pipers piping?  It’s the Gilded Age, so I wouldn’t put it past them.  There are certainly ladies dancing, at a rather ill-fated ball.

Here’s the official description:

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age, full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder.

Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life in New York: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?

For your chance to win a copy of The English Wifehere’s your question: grand townhouse in New York City or mansion on the Hudson?

The winners will be announced tomorrow.

 

81 Comments

  1. Jennifer on December 20, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Grand townhouse in the city for sure!

  2. Tracy McCoy on December 20, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Townhouse in NYC

  3. Rebecca on December 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Grand townhouse in the city! I’ve learned I do better with less space!

  4. Susan Gorman on December 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Townhouse on the Hudson!

  5. Michele on December 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Mansion on the Hudson.

  6. Debbie Caruso on December 20, 2018 at 9:13 am

    Mansion in the Hudson most definitely. I am not an NYC girl.

  7. Bonnie H on December 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Mansion on the Hudson! I’m always intrigued by castles and mansions!

  8. Rebecca on December 20, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Townhouse, for sure.

  9. April Gucciardi on December 20, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Um, grand townhouse all the way!

  10. Nancy Veverka on December 20, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Mansion on the Hudson, for sure!!

  11. Susan Collins on December 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Mansion on the Hudson

  12. Donna Shaw on December 20, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Mansion on the Hudson. If I chose the NYC townhouse, my husband wouldn’t go with me.

  13. Barbara M on December 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Grand townhouse in NYC.

  14. OJewel on December 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Townhouse!!!

  15. Michelle Springer on December 20, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Grand Townhouse in NYC. I’ve been a little obsessed with them ever since I discovered the Driehaus Museum here in Chicago.

  16. Krista Breault on December 20, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  17. Brenda Mason on December 20, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Townhouse in NYC for sure!

  18. Bridget Erin on December 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Mansion on the Hudson hands down!

  19. Michele Wood on December 20, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Definitely mansion on the river

  20. Melanie Falconer on December 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    Grand townhouse in NYC!

  21. Laura on December 20, 2018 at 9:35 am

    That’s a tough one! But I think after awhile I’d get tired of the city, so I will say Mansion on the Hudson!

  22. Céline on December 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    I think I’ll take the mansion on the Hudson – I love mansions!!!! ♥

  23. Kelly Showalter on December 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

    townhouse – so much to do in NYC

  24. Christie Vidas on December 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Townhouse in NYC

  25. Barbara Marquart on December 20, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Mansion, please. Don’t want a place in NYC.

  26. Amy M on December 20, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Mansion on the Hudson. I love to visit the city, but then I like to retreat.

  27. Mary Duffer on December 20, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Mansion on the Hudson–I like the country life LOL!! Thanks for the contest.

  28. Liz on December 20, 2018 at 9:58 am

    Mansion!

  29. Bev on December 20, 2018 at 10:21 am

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  30. DeeAnna Sears on December 20, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Mansion on the Hudson please 💜. I love visiting New York City, but I don’t think I’d care to live there lol.

  31. Randy Riddle on December 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  32. Joyce Flesch on December 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Mansion on the river is my choice. Not a city girl!

  33. Trish Glavin on December 20, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Mansion on the Hudson. Picnics, sailing, Summer breeze, balls at midnight…

  34. Peggy Russo on December 20, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  35. Susan Cornwell on December 20, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Mansion on the Hudson

  36. Annette Hunter on December 20, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Townhouse!

  37. Carole in Canada on December 20, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Oh a mansion on the Hudson hands down!!!

  38. Miyuki on December 20, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Grand Townhouse in NYC because it would be awesome to own such a place. Think of the adventures I could have right in the city.

  39. Debbie Wolf on December 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson

  40. Ava on December 20, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson. It would be lovely to be near nature that is if the river isn’t so darn polluted.

  41. Valerie on December 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  42. Phyllis Bernstein on December 20, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Grand townhouse in NYC. Access to everything the city has to offer!

  43. Tammie cash on December 20, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson.

  44. Rebecca W. on December 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  45. Andra Racoti on December 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    This is so hard! Maybe right now a mansion on the Hudson.

  46. Jennifer Huelsebusch on December 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Townhouse in the city!! Merry Christmas!

  47. Amber on December 20, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Grand townhouse

  48. Nancy Mccarthy on December 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson please.

  49. Amy C on December 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson for me.

  50. Dawn V. on December 20, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson. I don’t like close neighbors or sharing walls. I’m a hobbit.

  51. Barbara Green on December 20, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Townhouse in the city

  52. Ellen on December 20, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Townhouse in the city – already have a “quiet house”. Need some excitement!

  53. Jillian Raber on December 20, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson, absolutely!

  54. Jessica Dickson on December 20, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Townhouse in the city! I love the NYC brownstones!

  55. Bethalison Schmehl on December 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    New York City for sure 🎅🎅🎅

  56. Dianne Casey on December 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson

  57. Julie on December 20, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    The Hudson!

  58. Kelley Blair on December 20, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson.

  59. Melissa Gluntz on December 20, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson please!

  60. Barbara Johnson on December 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Townhouse in nyc!

  61. Sarah Witowski on December 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  62. Kelly Hutchison on December 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson

  63. mary Primorac on December 20, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    grand townhouse in New York City

  64. Jackie Bas on December 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Grand mansion on the Hudson. Away from the crowded city.

  65. Bonnie on December 20, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Grand mansion. Mmmmm

  66. Wendy Neuman on December 20, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Grand Mansion on the Hudson please!

  67. Joanne Mielczarski on December 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Grand Mansion on the Hudson for me.

  68. Linda Popielski on December 20, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Grand Townhouse is perfect for me.

  69. Bube on December 20, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Manson on Hudson 😁
    Thank you for your generosity ☺️

  70. Tracy Darabaris on December 20, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Hudson with a gorgeous view

  71. Elizabeth on December 20, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson

  72. Jennifer johnson on December 20, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    Grand townhouse in New York!

  73. Michelle on December 20, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson

  74. Amy A on December 20, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    Mansion on the Hudson!

  75. Jessica C on December 20, 2018 at 11:39 pm

    Hard choice! Even though I’m more of a small (ish) town girl who likes being near nature, a grand townhouse in NYC sounds too good to pass up. I’m sure the townhouse would come with a lovely library to retreat to, and there is always Central Park to visit!

  76. Lesley McIntosh on December 21, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Town house would do me now I am older

  77. Joy on December 21, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Probably mansion on the Hudson, since I’m not a fan of city-related noise.

  78. Jenny Cobb on December 21, 2018 at 8:41 am

    Townhouse in NYC. What better way to stay immersed in the bustle of city life??

  79. REBECCA STEPHEN on December 21, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Mansion in Hudson sounds like fun to me

  80. Lynn Russell on December 22, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Grand townhouse in NYC.

  81. Christine White on December 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    The townhouse please!

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