Monday, November 30, 2015

The Other Daughter

The Other Daughter
By Lauren Willig
St. Martin's Press, 2015.  296 pgs. Fiction

Rachel Woodley was raised by her loving and proper mother in a small English town.  She grew up believing her father was killed while traveling abroad, working as a botanist.  But when her mother unexpectedly dies, Rachel discovers that she may be the illegitimate daughter of an English Earl.  Angry about the deception, Rachel is determined to discover the truth.  To do this she must infiltrate the 1920's London "party crowd", a task made possible with the help of Simon Montfont, a gossip columnist with his own ax to grind.

"The Other Daughter" is a delightful novel.  Fans of Willig's "Pink Carnation" series should seriously consider delving into the authors' growing number of stand alone historical novels. While some of Willig's romances can get a little steamy, "The Other Daughter" can be safely added to most clean read lists.


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