While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF TEN BEACH ROAD AND OCEAN BEACH, A NEW NOVEL OF FOUR FRIENDS—AND A SHARED PASSION THAT COULD CHANGE 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.
 

About Wendy Wax

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Wendy Wax is the author of eight previous novels. A former broadcaster, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and two teenage sons, who have turned her into the shortest member of the family.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by Jove. 385 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wendy Wax’s fresh approach to an entertaining story line hooks us with the idea that other things could happen “while we were watching “Downton Abbey.”’ It is hard to imagine that other lives, besides the upstairs and downstairs people of the “grand estate against the backdrop of the English coun...

Apr 05 2013 | Read Full Review of While We Were Watching Downto...

Deseret News

In the style of Karen Joy Fowler's "The Jane Austen Book Club," Wendy Wax's novel follows the story of three women who live in the same Atlanta apartment building and form a bond through a common love of all things Downton Abbey.

Apr 13 2013 | Read Full Review of While We Were Watching Downto...

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