The English Wife by Lauren Willig

The English Wife

Lauren Willig with Barrie Kreinik (Narrator)


fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced

14 hours, 53 minutes | first published 2018

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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...
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Summary of 732 reviews


mysterious 100%
dark 50%
sad 43%
tense 43%
emotional 37%
reflective 25%
challenging 18%
adventurous 12%
hopeful 6%


medium 56%
slow 37%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Plot: 27% | Character: 18%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 84% | No: 15%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 92% | Yes: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 36% | No: 9%

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