It has been quite some time since I have read a book that spans generations uncovering family secrets. The Ashford Affair touted by critics to be reminiscent of “Out of Africa with the feel of a Downtown Abbey cast” was highly accurate and despite wanting more time in Kenya I was pleased. While at times it was morose, I quickly became caught up in the different characters from past to present. Willig beautifully transported me from present day Manhattan to war-torn Britain and the open plains of Kenya, Africa. I slowly slipped within the pages and felt at home with the characters. It is the story of love, loss, adventure, passion and hope.