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??
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
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.