A review by piratequeen
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig


Deeply disappointing. There wasn't a single sympathetic character in the book, which surprised me, given how talented Willig is at creating likeable figures. Additionally, the writing felt a bit slapdash, and the setting wasn't engaging. I was excited for a story set in the 1920s, with all of the glitz and glamor and post-war desperation and excess, but there was very little to be found. It could have been set in any 20th-century era; there was no historical vibe to it at all. Fortunately, she's done better with her Pink Carnation series, which I never fail to enjoy.