The English Wife

The English Wife by Lauren Willig is a diverting historical fiction story set in late 1800's London and upstate New York. The sense of place and atmosphere is expertly rendered, using details of life in that time to create a compelling picture of a class-bound society that cannot get out of its own way, even when tragedy strikes. There are an intrepid heroine and an ambitious, moralistic newspaper reporter joining forces to solve a terrible crime. This is a fun ride!