Lauren Willig is a New York Times and award-winning bestselling author of fictional historical novels, her work focus on early romances and it has earned her spot among bestselling authors.
Born on 28 March of 1977, Willig discovered historical romance fiction at the age of six while searching for her favorite book from her idol Eleanor of Aquitaine.
She attended The Chapin School and later joined Yale University where she majored in political science and Renaissance studies.
Willig leadership role began when she became the chair of Tory party, with all the responsibility of the Yale political union on her hand; she squeezed her time to read more of Shakespeare.
Lauren interest in writing grew stronger where she combined her ideas to write sonnet sequences in between her studies,
Her surrounding influenced her first projects; living in Gothic fortress completed with gargoyles and leaded windows.
Not having enough of education, Lauren Willig joined Cambridge to add a degree in English history, the campus opens up doors to her calling where she was able to access more work from British Library,
She read a lot of British Chick lit; she did not give up even after presenting her first craft to a publishing firm where she did not receive positive feedback.
Her journey through her life opened up doors for new creative thinking, with hours or research on the real life and creating a character that reflect Napoleon era to relate entirely to this generation.
Trying to discover herself, Willig joined a law firm in New York while writing her book series, The Pink Carnation.
Willig decided to perfect her Curriculum Vitae, went on and entered Harvard Law School where she studied Modern European History.
It was during her first month in law school that Willig signed her first book contract and the same year finished writing her first series book, The Pink Carnation.
While at law school, Lauren Willig pushed herself to write more books including the “Black Tulip” and later “Emerald Ring.”
The litigation work at the law firm did not go well with her passion for writing; Lauren quit the law-promising career to focus on other things,
She branched into other project including teaching, “reading the Regency Romance” at Yale University.
This new venture brushed her “Writerdom” as she was able to surround herself with thing that relate to her passion,
The venture saw the born and rise of Regency romance sub-Genre that was a modern permutation including Regency vampire, wallpaper historical,and Austen inspired chick lit.
Early Books by Lauren Willig
The Ashford Affair
The Ashford affair is one intriguing book by Lauren Willig that will sure travel your mind to world war one in England to the present-day New York.
Clementine Evans, a lawyer in a large firm in Manhattan, has almost everything she wanted in life, a bit skeptical about making partner.
Not satisfied with her achievements, she feels her life is a mess, burning more hours at work but now she is turning thirty-four after a broken engagement.
Her life took a different turn when visiting her older grandmother where her long-buried family secret was revealed.
Ashford Affair is a novel very intimate, transporting and page turning leaving the readers with more anticipation from page to the next.
The Secret History of Pink Carnation
Maybe it is fate or just life, but nothing goes right for Eloise, having a share of misfortune in a way of love, she decides it is time to start afresh.
The next destination would be England where she decides to pursue and finish her dissertation discovering there is something the historian failed to notice.
She put her effort to unmask the truth about how pink carnation saved England from Napoleon.
Eloise escapes from her past let her understand what became of the Purple Gentian and the Scarlet Pimpernel.
The 2005 the secret history of the Pink Carnation led to a series of other books, the black tulip the same year and Emerald ring the next year.
It is worth to note, that the Secret History of Pink Carnation intriguing journey to discovery led to the birth of other romance novel series.
The Pink Carnation series has 12 more books structures after ten years of juicy flow creating the possibility of love when Eloise falls in love with one prominent person who comes from a family of spies.
The book that was just discovery and passion caught the eye of the publishers who in time have demanded more from the Pink Carnation.
Pink Carnation uncovers more characters along the way, in Black Tulip where the France deadliest spy track down to kill the Pink Carnation,
Henrietta and Miles are the only characters in the book that know whereabouts of Pink Carnation while, on a mission on the deadly mission, little did Henrietta, and Miles knew they were falling in love.
The two have the onerous task ahead of them, using the secret code book, Henrietta has to decipher the message details, find the French spy before completing the mission of finding the Pink Carnation,
Also, deal with the new found love while the French spy is watching both of them at a distance.
The sweet juice of the historical romance continues another book as it unleashes the ups and down of many other characters involved in the mayhem.
Lauren Willig Achievements
Lauren Willig believes, persistence and passion in writing gave birth to one of the most amazing books of all time.
Her books have been named the “Top Pick” generating a trail of achievement along the way.
Willig has been nominated for Quill Awards 2006, winning award for the bookseller best awards for Long Historical Romance, won the RITA award for the Best Regency Historical romances.
She is well educated, which explains why she has been able to construct her historical fiction, bringing home the RITA Award for the best Regency Historical Romance.
Her love for Napoleonic- set novels brought back, the RT Reviewers Choice Award for the best Historical fiction.
Her overall success added more awards including the Golden Leaf Award.
Books in order of publication by series:
Pink Carnation Books
|The Secret History of the Pink Carnation||(2005)|
|The Masque of the Black Tulip||(2005)|
|The Deception of the Emerald Ring||(2006)|
|The Seduction of the Crimson Rose||(2008)|
|Ivy & Intrigue||(2008)|
|The Temptation of the Night Jasmine||(2009)|
|The Betrayal of the Blood Lily||(2009)|
|The Mischief of the Mistletoe||(2010)|
|The Orchid Affair||(2011)|
|The Garden Intrigue||(2012)|
|The Passion of the Purple Plumeria||(2013)|
|The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla||(2014)|
|The Lure of the Moonflower||(2015)|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|The Ashford Affair||(2013)|
|The Other Daughter||(2015)|
|The Forgotten Room||(2016)|
|The English Wife||(2018)|
|The Glass Ocean||(2018)|
|The Summer Country||(2019)|
|All the Ways We Said Goodbye||(2020)|