Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: The English Wife

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

The English Wife by Lauren Willig
Pub. Date: January 9, 2018

Goodreads says, "From the New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous New York Gilded Age novel full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder. Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil live a charmed life: he’s the scion of an old Knickerbocker family, she grew up in a Tudor manor in England, they had a whirlwind romance in London, they have three year old twins on whom they dote, and he’s recreated her family home on the banks of the Hudson and renamed it Illyria. Yes, there are rumors that she’s having an affair with the architect, but rumors are rumors and people will gossip. But then Bayard is found dead with a knife in his chest on the night of their Twelfth Night Ball, Annabelle goes missing, presumed drowned, and the papers go mad. Bay’s sister, Janie, forms an unlikely alliance with a reporter to uncover the truth, convinced that Bay would never have killed his wife, that it must be a third party, but the more she learns about her brother and his wife, the more everything she thought she knew about them starts to unravel. Who were her brother and his wife, really? And why did her brother die with the name George on his lips?"

You had me at New York Gilded Age, family secrets, affairs and murder. Yes! I have enjoyed Willig's novels in the past, so I am looking forward to cozying up with this book this winter. What do you guys think?


  1. Great pick! This book has so many things I love, especially the setting!

    1. Me too! I am excited to check it out. Thanks for visiting, Angela.

  2. I have this on my TBR list too. I think it sounds promising and I've enjoyed many of her other books.

    1. Me too! I know you have enjoyed her novels as well. Thanks for visiting, Christina!


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