For today only, The English Wife is being discounted to $1.99 across all e-book platforms, so you can grab it up for your Kindle, Nook, or clay tablet. Well, maybe not the clay tablet. But it should be $1.99 everywhere else!
Set around a mysterious murder in the dark and sumptuous world of the elite of Gilded Age New York, The English Wife is a Book of the Month Club Pick, a Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club Featured Alternate Selection, and all that sort of good thing.
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?
If you would like to share The English Wife with your book club, you can find a Readers’ Guide here.