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.
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.
'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
Publication date: 29/08/2013
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||29th August 2013|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
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