Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fiction Tuesday - While We were Watching Downton Abbey

It was possibly snowing in some places. OK, that is not part of the premise of the story, but hey..it has possibilities.

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.

Who knew one TV show could inspire such a story about pop culture and modern times. I picked up a copy on sale...since this is the last season of Downton Abbey. The book reminds me a little of the Jane Austen Book Club. The story is told from three points of view.  It draws you in to their lives. Who knows you might find yourself discussing this book over coffee or tea..somewhere..even on a snowy day.

Yet again, some might think..oh, the author is making money off Downton Abbey. I do wonder if it would be a best seller if it were titled "While We Were Watching The Walking Dead."

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen Downtown Abbey before, but this book does sound appealing. Also pertinent: obsessed with the first photograph here - what a gorgeous scene!



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