The English Wife by Lauren Willig

The English Wife

Lauren Willig

fiction historical mystery mysterious reflective slow-paced

376 pages | 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 695 reviews


mysterious 100%
dark 46%
tense 46%
emotional 40%
sad 40%
reflective 26%
challenging 20%
adventurous 13%
hopeful 6%


medium 60%
slow 33%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 7%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 91% | Yes: 8%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 60% | Yes: 30% | No: 10%

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