From the bestselling author of My Ex-Best Friend's Wedding comes a novel about four friends who share a passion for a beloved British television show that will change all of their lives.
When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, four very different people find themselves connecting with the addictive drama, and—even more unexpectedly—with each other...
Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta money—for herself and for her orphaned brother and sister. She never expected her marriage to be complicated by love and compromised by a shattering family betrayal.
Claire Walker is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs for the old world charm of The Alexander, and for a new and productive life. But she soon wonders if clinging to old dreams can be more destructive than having no dreams at all.
And then there’s Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She’s just starting to realize that it’s time to take a deep breath and come to terms with the fact that her life is not the fairy tale she thought it would be.
For Samantha, Claire, Brooke—and Edward, who arranges the weekly gatherings—it will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of life’s hardest moments—all of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.
So fun, I don't want to finish it.
I don't often take the time to write reviews, but this book is keeping me so consumed that I felt the urge to write one. If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, yes, you will love it. If you're a woman who has been through difficult situations, you'll also love it. I haven't completed the book yet, because I don't want it to end, which should tell you something there. I'm also on here looking for other books by this author (who I only discovered with this book) so that I have something to look forward to when I do finish the book.
While We Were Watching Downton Abby
What a fun read! Every emotion most women feel at sometime was experienced by the three reluctant heroines. Some of their antics were almost unbelievable (the polluting of a potted palm) while some were too real for comfort. This was definitely worth the time to read and enjoy. I'll miss chumming around with these three new friends.
A Fun Read for a Downton Fan
It took me a few chapters to get hooked, but I enjoyed the intermingling story lines and interesting characters. I don't know if I would recommend to a non-Downton fan, as the series has a major character role, but fans of the show will enjoy it.