New York Times Bestselling Author

That Summer

New On the Website: Lost Chapters

Now up on in a permanent place on the Diversions Page, from now unto the next time my website crashes, you can find two chapters that were excised by my editor: the “lost” Chapter 29 of The Ashford Affair, in which All Was Explained, and the discarded Epilogue of That Summer (in which some things…

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THAT SUMMER: The Lost Epilogue

I’ve been asked frequently whether there might be a sequel to That Summer, my novel about an inherited house, a hidden painting, and the early days of the Preraphaelite movement. Fun fact: That Summer is the only one of my stand alone novels for which I never toyed with the idea of a sequel. But…

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THAT SUMMER This Summer!

Just for this summer, my publisher has put out a special discount edition of That Summer! (Thanks to Patsy for the photo of the new edition in the wild at Walmart!) Here’s the official blurb: A page-turning new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig, about a woman who inherits a house in…

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Pinkorama #1: THAT SUMMER

Or perhaps Peep Summer? For our very first 2017 Pinkorama, Randy brings us a scene from That Summer. It’s the summer of 2009, and Julia, jobless thanks to the recession, has just flown out to London to inspect the house she unexpectedly inherited from a great-aunt she can’t remember. The house holds many surprises for…

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THAT SUMMER on Kindle and Nook– price reduced!

I am very happy to announce that with the move to paperback, you can now find That Summer for $9.99 on both Kindle and Nook. I feel like there needs to be a jingle or tagline here…. Same great read, lower price? Happy reading!

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THAT SUMMER: in paperback today!

My Preraphaelite novel, That Summer, comes out in paperback today! 2009: When Julia Conley hears that she has inherited a house outside London from an unknown great-aunt, she assumes it’s a joke. She hasn’t been back to England since the car crash that killed her mother when she was six, an event she remembers only…

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THAT SUMMER– in stores tomorrow!

It hardly seems possible, but That Summer comes out tomorrow– with a snazzy new cover. To celebrate the paperback release, the lovely Sharlene of Graphics by Sharlene made me these e-cards. Fun, no? Which one is your favorite?

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In my mailbox….

That Summer in paperback! Less than one week to go until it appears in stores! You can find all the links for pre-order here.

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Teaser Tuesday: THAT SUMMER Bibliography

I’m a little behind when it comes to posting a bibliography for That Summer— about a year behind, in fact. With the paperback of That Summer appearing in stores a week from today, now seemed like a good time to remedy the defect. Of course, a year after first publication and two years after handing…

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THE STOLEN SUMMER… aka THAT SUMMER in Germany!

My Pre-Raphaelite novel, That Summer, comes out in Germany tomorrow! (Early birthday present for me?) Over there, they call it Der gestohlene Sommer, “The Stolen Summer”– which I rather wish we’d thought of for the American edition. You can find Der gestohlene Sommer for sale in German in hardcover and e-book from Rowohlt, Amazon.de, and,…

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