Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

by Wendy Wax

eBooks of the Month Family Drama Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

What a lovely idea, that sitting down to watch Downton Abbey can change your life!  Well this is set in an American apartment block where a new English concierge thinks folk should get to know each other and so starts a weekly screening of Downton Abbey in the entertainment room.  We follow the plight of three very different women each with their problems.  They take a bit of time opening up to each other but you do start to feel for them early on.  A novel of love and friendship, an easy, light read with a dash of humour.  Good fun.

Sarah Broadhurst

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey Synopsis

When the concierge of 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 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 is now an empty nester and struggling author who left her home in the suburbs 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, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. She's just starting to realise 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 their shared love of Downton Abbey.

Win Don't You Cry

Win Don't You Cry

Closing date: 11/10/2018

To celebrate the September release of Cass Green's "dynamic, powerfully expressive novel" Don't You Cry, we are giving away FIVE copies of the latest psychological thriller AND a 'Most Stressful Night of Your Life package' of luxury Hot Chocolate and a MINI Bottle of Whiskey!!! She saved your life. Now she'll make you pay - One stolen baby. Two desperate strangers. One night of terror. The competition closes on the 11th October 2018. The winner will be informed by the 17th October 2018. To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter and you must be 18 or over to enter this competition. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. By entering this competition you are agreeing to the conditions mentioned above and to adhere to the LoveReading Terms and Conditions. 

Enter Now

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey Press Reviews

'a clever, fun little novel... If you're a sucker for plucky women who rise to the occasion, this is for you... You might even be tempted to move in. Edward would arrange everything. Of course' USA TODAY

If you loved this, you might like these...

On a Beautiful Day
Keep You Safe
The Endless Beach The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author
Keep You Safe

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781409147855
Publication date: 29/08/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409147855
Publication date: 29th August 2013
Author: Wendy Wax
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Wendy Wax

Wendy Wax was born in Florida and now lives in Atlanta. She was a journalism major and worked in radio (including hosting a live radio show Dateless and Desperate, when she was both), television and film for more than 20 years before writing fiction. 

More About Wendy Wax

Share this book