Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that showcases upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week, I'm doing the happy dance for The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig!  First off, it's by Lauren Willig who is the author of the fun Pink Carnation series.  Secondly, it has been described as Downton Abbey meets Out of Africa...how cool is that??


Goodreads Summary:
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig "spins a web of lust, power and loss" (Kate Alcott) that is by turns epic and intimate, transporting and page-turning

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. . . .

What follows is a potent story that spans generations and continents, bringing an Out of Africa feel to a Downton Abbey cast of unforgettable characters. From the inner circles of WWI-era 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.

8 comments:

  1. This sounds really interesting.. I am probably the only person who has not seen any of the Downtown Abbey episodes. :( Great pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    http://booksliveforever.com/?p=4078

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    1. Hah, Jenea, I haven't seen any of Downton Abbey either!

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  2. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

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  3. Haven't heard of this before..
    Here's my Wednesday post.. :)
    Have a great day!
    *New follower. :)

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  4. Thanks for featuring this one - it sounds great and I lover the cover. Although April 2013 is a long way away :(!

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  5. I'm doing the happy dance right along with you! Lauren Willig is SO AWESOME...this is guaranteed to be fabulous.

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