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The Ashford Affair

April 2013

As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, Clementine Evans has been slaving to make partner in Lauren Willig’s THE ASHFORD AFFAIR. Long hours at the office have taken a toll on her personal life; she has a broken engagement and a lot of fractured friendships and family relationships to show for it. Then suddenly she learns that life is not going to turn out the way she planned, and her personal roadmap for success is taking some serious turns in the wrong direction.

So when the family gathers for her grandmother’s 99th birthday party and Clemmie overhears something she feels she has to investigate about a long-buried family secret, she takes off on a journey to unravel the mystery and learn what really happened. The story moves from New York to Europe and then to Kenya, and with each stop, another layer is unwrapped. Lauren lays out her story beautifully, and it sweeps you up.

For those who love family sagas that are rife with all kinds of secrets, this is a book for you. It’s rich and wonderful. And fun!

The Ashford Affair
by Lauren Willig