You just have to love a book thats said to have an Out of Africa sensibility with a Downton Abbey cast. The author of the red-hot "Pink Carnation" series departs temporarily from revolutionary France to whirl us from World War I England to present-day New York. Almost a partner at a prestigious New York law firm but discontented, Clementine Evans attends grandmother Addies 99th birthday party and becomes intrigued with Addies stories of growing up in England with her aristocratic aunt and uncle. Nice to see Willig try something different.
As a lawyer in a large Manhattan firm, just shy of making partner, 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. . . .What follows is a potent story that spans generations and continents, bringing an Out of Africa feel to a Downton Abbey cast of unforgettable characters. From the inner circles of WWI-era British society to the skyscrapers of Manhattan and the red-dirt hills of Kenya, the never-told secrets of a woman and a family unfurl.