Book Review: The Ashford Affair

AshfordAffairThe Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig

Synopsis (taken from here)As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, 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. . . .

Growing up at Ashford Park in the early twentieth century, Addie has never quite belonged. When her parents passed away, she was taken into the grand English house by her aristocratic aunt and uncle, and raised side-by-side with her beautiful and outgoing cousin, Bea. Though they are as different as night and day, Addie and Bea are closer than sisters, through relationships and challenges, and a war that changes the face of Europe irrevocably. But what happens when something finally comes along that can’t be shared? When the love of sisterhood is tested by a bond that’s even stronger?

Personal Opinion: Multiple perspectives? Chapters spanning different time periods? Attempting to figure out who did what and why? These are three book qualities that make it basically impossible for me to not love a book and The Ashford Affair was no exception, I loved it. Yes, I am an eighty year old woman who loves reading a book with a little bit of history wrapped up in a mystery. Don’t worry, Justin makes fun of me for you. If he ever dies, I will be a crazy cat dog lady reading mysteries and romance novels all day long. I’m not going to give away what connects Addie, Bea, and Clemmie because you all should definitely read it to find out for yourselves. All I will say is that I loved the language, voice, and writing style of Willig, was silently rooting for Addie and Clemmie the whole time, and wished I would have had a bit more information about Bea in the end.

NOW…Go to {little lessons in a big city} and read Chelsea’s review HERE!
AND..leave me a comment below about what you thought about the outcome/ending of this story if you’ve read it and if you haven’t, read it now! And join us next month for our review of the much discussed and publicized Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg!

Purchase on paperback (here) or for your Kindle (here).

Next Month’s Book Club Pick: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg



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