Willig, Lauren

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The Summer Country

Not always a comfortable read, but a compelling one, this book is appropriate for readers who like complex family dramas in exotic locations. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]
PREMIUM

The English Wife

Recommended for all popular collections. ["Willig, best known for her best-selling 'Pink Carnation' series, has a knack for creating sympathetic characters and fully fleshed settings, adding some juicy plot twists to this atmospheric period piece": LJ 9/15/17 review of the St. Martin's hc.]
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The English Wife

Fans of historical mystery series such as those by Victoria Thompson or Lawrence H. Levy will appreciate this stand-alone drama. [See Prepub Alert, 7/0/17.]
PREMIUM

The Lure of the Moonflower

Anyone looking for a well-crafted historical mystery series will want to start at the beginning for full enjoyment and will give thanks for the suggestion. [See Prepub Alert, 2/9/15.]
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The Other Daughter

Willig's (That Summer; The Ashford Affair) judicious use of 1920s slang and famous names to be spotted by alert readers creates a strong sense of place and time; she also respects the social hierarchy required to depict genuine British aristocracy of the time. This stand-alone will appeal equally to longtime Willig fans and readers looking for character-driven, historical fiction with a light touch of romance. [See Prepub Alert, 11/25/15; library marketing.]
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The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla: A Pink Carnation Novel

This 11th "Pink Carnation" title (The Passion of the Purple Plumeria) is a rollicking good time and a perfect fit for this glorious, long-running historical series. Threats of blood-sucking aristocrats just add to the fun as Turnip and the gang from previous installments join in to thwart the villain and secure a happily ever after. Willig's fans will adore this penultimate series title, leading up the finale coming in 2015.
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That Summer

A well-rounded group of characters, clearly connected ties between alternating time periods, and a jaw-dropping conclusion make for one engaging story. Fans will appreciate the author's nod to her "Pink Carnation" series, but this title can be read alone. A winning suggestion for any age, this satisfying novel could also be a strong book discussion selection. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/13; library marketing.]
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The Passion of the Purple Plumeria

This charming production is recommended for popular collections. ["Fans can rejoice in finding the outstanding features they've come to count on: intriguing historical details, double-crossing deceptions, complex characters, and plenty of romance. Readers will be pleased to discover a more mature couple featured within the historical portion of the story…and the continued progression of our beloved contemporary couple," read the starred review of the NAL trade pb, LJ 7/13.]
PREMIUM

The Passion of the Purple Plumeria: A Pink Carnation Novel

This tenth bloom (and the first trade paperback original) to be added to Willig's popular series (The Garden Intrigue; The Secret History of the Pink Carnation) is just as fresh and satisfying as any of the other flowers in the best literary bouquet ever created! Fans can rejoice in finding the outstanding features they've come to count on: intriguing historical details, double-crossing deceptions, complex characters, and plenty of romance. Readers will be pleased to discover a more mature couple featured within the historical portion of the story, the wink-wink humor of Miss Gwen's gothic novel, and the continued progression of our beloved contemporary couple.

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