Sunday, April 21, 2013
WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY
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.
Being a fan of the addictive "Downton Abbey", I was drawn to this book because of the title and the author. This is the second Wax book I've read and I found it fun! Samantha, Claire, and Brooke reside in a condo building in Atlanta. Edward, the concierge, is a fan of the show and watches every Sunday night. Eventually the three residents end up being his viewing companions and friendships form that otherwise never would've happened.
I loved this delightful book and read it in one day, the characters are interesting and fun. Wax knows how to write a good story. I liked how the girls friendships form, each week layers of their fake exteriors are peeled away as they begin to be "real". 5 out of 5 stars!
I received an ecopy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.