Thursday, 13 July 2017

#CoverCrush The English Wife by Lauren Willig

First, I want to explain to new visitors that Cover Crush is something that my friend Erin over at Flashlight Commentary came up with and I adopted the idea together with some other friends. And, now we try to put up a Cover Crush every week. You can check below my pick of the week for their choices this week!

From New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Willig, comes this scandalous 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 house in England, they had a fairytale 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 named 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 try 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?

Some thoughts about the cover:

There are several things about this cover that I love. First, the colors that make me think of autumn, then the wonderful frame that circles the title and the frames cover that matches the colors of the picture with the woman. And, I love the cut off face of the woman standing in the middle of the cover. Some dislike cut-off faces on covers, but I love it!

Check out what my friends have picked for Cover Crush's this week:

Stephanie @ Layered Pages


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