The English Wife by Lauren Willig

The English Wife

Lauren Willig

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fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced


From New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig comes The English Wife, a scandalous novel set in the Gilded Age full of family secrets, affairs, and even murder. "Brings to life old world New York City and London with all the splendor of t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 851 reviews


mysterious 95%
dark 47%
emotional 39%
tense 34%
sad 26%
adventurous 17%
challenging 17%
reflective 13%
hopeful 4%


medium 68%
slow 24%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Plot: 29% | Character: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 84% | No: 10% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 89% | Yes: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 37% | No: 12%

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