New York Times Bestselling Author

Reviews

Pink on NPR!

So many thanks to the folks at NPR (but especially reviewer extraordinaire, Bobbi Dumas) for this lovely farewell to the Pink Carnation series. If you had told me, ten years ago, that the Pink books would be getting this kind of send-off on National Public Radio, I would have snorted coffee up my nose. Of…

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Happiness for MIDNIGHT MANZANILLA!

The first of the reviews of The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla is in…. (Always a nerve-wracking moment!) According to RT Book Reviews: The latest in the Pink Carnation series is a delightfully eerie Halloween book that combines all of the suspense of the spy series with the era’s fascination with the supernatural. Willig’s writing…

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THAT SUMMER in the NYT Book Review!

At an event this past fall, I was asked whether my books had ever been reviewed in the New York Times Review of Books. “No, and they’re never likely to be,” I said. This, after all, was right on the heels of various dust-ups regarding the Times’s coverage of women writers in general and women’s…

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THAT SUMMER "an absolute treasure"

Reader to Reader Reviews just made my day. No– my week. How, you may ask? By comparing That Summer to the works of Elizabeth Peters/Barbara Michaels. I am beyond thrilled by the comparison to one of my all time favorite authors. If there’s any author whose books have set their stamp on me, it’s Elizabeth…

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THAT SUMMER "the perfect beach read"!

The third of the major reviews is in…. Kirkus Reviews calls That Summer “the perfect beach read”! Comparing That Summer to Byatt’s Possession (one of my all time favorites) and Ackroyd’s Chatterton, Kirkus adds: “but [Willig] brings an easy, contemporary charm to her characters, ensuring the perfect beach read.” Thank you, Kirkus! That Summer will…

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More Happiness for THAT SUMMER!

When a new book is poised to come out, I always hold my breath until the four big trade journals weigh in: Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly, and RT Book Reviews. The first of the lot just came in this week– and it couldn’t be more positive. According to RT Book Reviews, That Summer…

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Praise for PURPLE PLUMERIA

The early reviews are starting to come in for The Passion of the Purple Plumeria (aka Pink X)– and Miss Gwen is gloating. Here’s the verdict: Library Journal (starred review): “This tenth bloom to be added to Willig’s popular series is just as fresh and satisfying as any of the other flowers in the best…

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A Good Day for PURPLE PLUMERIA

It has been a very good day for The Passion of the Purple Plumeria. I’ve been told that Purple Plumeria will be receiving a starred review in next month’s Library Journal (yay, stars!), and RT Book Reviews also weighed in on The Passion of the Purple Plumeria, calling it a “well-crafted, engaging thriller”. I am…

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Happiness for ASHFORD!

The April edition of RT Book Reviews came out today, and with it a lovely review of The Ashford Affair. Calling The Ashford Affair “an extraordinary saga”, RT’s Kathe Robin writes, “This lushly detailed novel is rich with romance, mystery, memorable characters, and lessons in family, friendship, and– most important of all– understanding who you…

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GARDEN INTRIGUE Review Round-Up

As the publication date of The Garden Intrigue creeps closer, there have been some lovely reviews popping up around the web, from Sassymonkey, the Girls in the Stacks (Stacy, I heart that you heart Emma!), and Once Upon a Romance. Thanks, all! And stay tuned for a “Day in the Life” post on Stitch-Read-Cook next…

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