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While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey | Wendy Wax
21 posts | 15 read | 20 to read
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF TEN BEACH ROAD AND OCEAN BEACH, A NEW NOVEL OF FOUR FRIENDSAND 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, andeven more unexpectedlywith each other Samantha Davis married young and for the wrong reason: the security of old Atlanta moneyfor 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 theres Brooke MacKenzie, a woman in constant battle with her faithless ex-husband. Shes just starting to realize that its 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, Brookeand Edward, who arranges the weekly gatheringsit will be a season of surprises as they forge a bond that will sustain them through some of lifes hardest momentsall of it reflected in the unfolding drama, comedy, and convergent lives of Downton Abbey.
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TheEllieMo
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So I had to look up where #DidIMakeTheMostOfLovingYou came from, but now I know, I thought of this sweet little feel-good book about a group of strangers who slowly become friends and help each other get through the hard times they‘ve all faced.

#SoaringScores @CrowCAH @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Looks like a sweet read 2mo
Birdsong28 Love this book 📚📖 2mo
CrowCAH The whole family sat down and watched Downton Abbey; a great show fit for all! 2mo
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MatchlessMarie
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Ok so I have a confession to make. The reason I have gotten behind on reading is my mom wants to see the #DowntonAbbey movie for her birthday and I never watched the series before so I told her I would. I didn't think I would get into it, but dear reader, I binged all 6 seasons in 10 days. 🤫

TorieStorieS I did the exact same thing!!!! I only just finished yesterday!!! 3mo
MatchlessMarie @TorieStorieS I finished yesterday too! 😁 3mo
TorieStorieS I am so excited for the movie now!!! 🥳 3mo
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TorieStorieS I hope you and your mom enjoy it too!! 3mo
AmyG I am doing s mother-daugter watch of this movie, too. We loved DA to death. 3mo
Eggs Yay good for you! I‘m excited for movie too 3mo
Ruthiella A perfectly reasonable excuse! You are a good daughter!😀 3mo
julesG My daughter (9y/o) wants to see the film. She's promised to help with all the chores. She has only seen a few episodes from the 6 seasons. 😁 3mo
Tera0707 Such an amazing show! Can‘t wait to see the movie! 3mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m seeing the movie, too! I loved the series. 3mo
kellock That's what I'm doing Sunday! Cannae wait!!! 3mo
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Birdsong28
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Tamra Yay! You just sent me down the Downton interwebs hole. This is good timing because hubby and I just finished a second viewing of the series. 7mo
julesG Can't wait for this to happen. 7mo
Leftcoastzen Woo Hoo! 7mo
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Birdsong28
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CareBear 🤩! 12mo
HOTPock3tt @Wife We have to go see it!! 😃 12mo
Wife @HOTPock3tt excited!😃 12mo
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HOTPock3tt @Wife Me too!! 🎉 12mo
CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled YES!! 🥰🤩 12mo
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AmberWB
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Finished this one a few weeks ago and loved it. It is one of those books that you are sad to see end. I was so hoping there would be a follow up, but I don‘t think there will be. And the way Wax would describe the episode of Downton or even just the intro- gave me chills and made we want to rewatch the entire series!

Birdsong28 It is a good book. I only found it by chance and thought I would give it a go and it turned out really good 📚📖 1y
CouronneDhiver Downton is the best! 1y
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AmberWB
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Picked this one based solely on the title. 😊 It‘s a chilly, rainy day, so I am hoping to hunker down with this one!

Eggs This sounds so good!! ❤️❤️❤️Downton! (edited) 1y
Birdsong28 It is really good. 😀😀😀📚📖 1y
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jessberk13
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This was the exact buffer I needed to break from all the intense stuff I‘ve been reading lately. Light, pretty predictable, and a neatly wrapped up ending. And of course, now I want to binge Downton Abbey!

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jessberk13
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Trying something a little different. I‘ve been reading a lot of heavy psychological thrillers lately - I need something upbeat! I know nothing about this book going in - I‘m pretty sure I grabbed it at a thrift store only because it had Downton Abbey in the title (loved that show). Let‘s see how it goes!

DivineDiana Sounds like a fun read! 2y
Felso I really enjoyed this book, hope you do too. 2y
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Jediash1
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Picked up this novel, about a group of women who bond while watching Downton Abbey, at my local used book store. Was afraid the Downton Abbey tie-in would be a gimmick but it's a nice little story about friendship and looking beyond first appearances. The ending wrapped up a little *too* neatly for me, but it's still a fun read. Makes me want to binge the whole Downton series again! ❤️

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Amandajoy
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Reading & watching Downton Abbey this Sunday morning. That Maggie Smith has the best quotes, & I found this one especially poignant this morning.

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Laru79
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This was a sweet story, nothing to set the world alight but the 3 lead characters were likeable and I was rooting for them to get their happy endings. However, the talk of Downton has made me want to bingewatch the whole show from start to finish again!

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Laru79
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Starting another read and ignoring the Christmas chaos that still reigns supreme in our house!! This could be awful, but I was pining for a Downton Christmas special this year!!!

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Amandajoy
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Books are full of great friendships, but I really adored the ones in this book. Most friendships in books look at lifelong friendships but this one looks at what it means to make & keep friends as an adult. #booktober #favoritefriendships

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MeganMarieWrites
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MeganMarieWrites This is not including the three I'm still pushing through! 3y
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WendyAebi
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Didn't like this one; the Downton Abbey tie-in did not work for me at all. The character development was totally on the nose. Each character had about 3 assigned characteristics that defined them up until the last couple of chapters, when all flaws were corrected just in time for the happy ending.

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ElyssaReads
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@Jediash1 @BookFreakOut I happened upon this while browsing at another book store. I think it's a sign. But not sure what the sign says, unless it's "Time for a Downton Abbey marathon."

BookFreakOut I'm convinced! Need those classy sassy ladies in our lives again! 3y
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MeganMarieWrites
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Interesting blend of characters; I loved seeing how their lives intertwined over a shared love for Downton Abbey. I'll be honest, Downton being in the title is the only reason I started this one...I didn't have high expectations but I ended up loving it!

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MeganMarieWrites
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Downton Legacy tea, my favorite mug, and a good (so far) book? Good way to end this beautiful Sunday!

BookishGal What an adorable tea cup 😍 3y
BookishGal @Katie.shelor look at that Chip tea cup!! 3y
ReadingOver50 I bought that tea for a friend 3y
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Katie.shelor @BookishGal I need that cup!! 3y
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MeganMarieWrites
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I would have probably hit the snooze on the prince...😂😂

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MeganMarieWrites
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Getting ready to start a new one!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'll be interested to see how you like this one. 3y
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Jediash1
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Trip to the local used bookstore resulted in two finds: a book about Downton Abbey and a book about Star Wars. Yep, that pretty much sums me up! ;)

Riveted_Reader_Melissa They both look great to me! 3y
Jediash1 @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I'm excited to read them! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I will look forward to your review after you read them. 3y
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