Friday, August 23, 2013

Literary Friday for Downton Fans!

I know we’ve all missed ‘our’ Downton Abbey this summer. (we’ve been watching the DVDs)

The cover and title of this book caught my eye and guess what?

It is GOOD!!!

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While we Were Watching Downton Abbey

by Wendy Wax.

The concierge of a condo building invites the residents to view the Downton Abbey shows and the book shows how friendships form and what a difference it made in their lives. Lots of references to Downton Abbey makes it even more fun.

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It’s an easy read and positively delightful! I can’t wait to read more books by this author! She is a beautiful lady, born right here in Florida!

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I’m joining Ricki Jill for Literary Friday.

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Do you have a good book you would recommend this week? And are you anxious for the new season of Downton Abbey?

35 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I am so ready for Downton Abbey to return! I will look for this book,thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

I am so ready for Downton Abbey to return! I will look for this book,thanks for sharing.

Vee said...

It doesn't return for us until after Christmas right? Not sure about that. Anyway, I do look for spoilers all fall on the Brit sites so that is my guilty pleasure. This author sounds like a gal who knows how to take advantage of a popular program. Glad that you enjoyed the book. Ahhh...so many books to read...so little time.

Pamela Gordon said...

This book sounds interesting, Diane. I have to watch Downton on line as we don't have the station that carries it. I'll look forward to it's return.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Sounds great and I'll probably love anything related to Downton Abbey! I can't wait to see DA return to TV! Does anyone know when would the return be? Enjoy your weekend in beautiful Flo.
FABBY

Linda H said...

I can hardly WAIT for the return of Downton Abbey. It's really difficult not to look online to see what's happening, once it airs in Britain in the fall...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love Downton Abbey and think I might have to re-watch some seasons soon. I will read this book as I like this author. I've read several of her books and enjoy her easy writing and the friendships she weaves into her stories.
hugs,
Linda

Shirley Hatfield said...

Thanks for recommending the book. I am always looking for new authors. I have downloaded it to my Kindle and look forward to a cozy read this weekend!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Sounds like something I shall have to read. Thanks for telling us. Joan

Laurie said...

thats sounds great! I'm really looking forward to the return of this show, its one of my favorites!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Can't wait for Downton Abbey to return. That looks like a fun read.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your link is there! For some reason it directs you to a different page....it did it last week, too!

Thank-you for linking-up!

This sounds delightful and it reminds me of The Jane Austen Book Club!

xo,
RJ

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

They've started advertising the new series here and are showing the whole lot beforehand so it can all be relived again. Can't wait and I'm also planning a trip to the real place to see EVERYTHING! Very excited! xx

cucki said...

Aww sound so nice..this show don't come here and it sound so sweet.
Hugs x

DogsMom said...

I have the DVDs right here on my desk to watch inbetween other chores!
Our local PBS station did a recap during fundraiswer week and got me all excited about the series return. I could not wait and had to get a "fix."
This sounds like a good book but also a great idea for watching parties!

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

I am looking forward to next season of Downton Abbey. This looks like a very interesting read/

Hope you summer is going really well with lots of excursions

Helen x

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love to read!! I better squeeze this one in!!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Sounds like such a fun book!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
I'm looking forward to the next season of DA and think this book might be fun to read with the references to the show.
Judith

Musings from Kim K. said...

Can't wait for the next season of Downton. I've been following a blog with spoilers about season 4. I'm totally addicted. Thanks for the tip of the book.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, I'm so ready for Downton Abbey to start up again. The books sounds good. I'll look for it! Thanks for popping in to see my little Tilda doll!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

ann said...

Brit geek that I am, I have not caught on to Dowton Abbey. I just finished Philipa Gregory' s trilogy The White Queen, The Kingmakwer' Daughter, and The Red Queen, now a Starz mini series. In addition, I just finished The White Princess. They are historical fictions a bout Edwaqrd IV, Richard III, and Henry VII. Very good reads.

Beth W said...

Oh how FUN! I love modern pop culture reference books, and I, for one, desperately needed someone to cry on at the end of the last season of Downton Abbey. *sniffle*

Keetha Broyles said...

Methinks I checked this book back in one day at the library where I work. Interesting.

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

I just saw this books somewhere else recently too. Looks like a must for me. So love Downton Abbey and can hardly wait for the new season!

Lynnie

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I will have to see if my library has it! I just posted not too long ago about a series that I found called "Lark Rise to Candleford" that was getting me through my Downton withdrawal time :)

Sherry said...

I have to admit I've only seen Downton Abbey once and that was when visiting my daughter. I prefer reading over TV and will check to see if my library has that book. It looks good!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday!
Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like a wonderful book, thanks so much for the review. I definitely need to take some time off to do nothing but read. I miss that!

Donna said...

Thank you for the recommendation! I confess that I missed the first two seasons of the show, but then decided to "catch up" once I heard all the buzz in blogdom. So I ordered the DVDs and held my breath to see if DH would like the series. He enjoyed it immensely! LOL, I knew I would and was delighted with the show. So we are now both hooked on the continuing series and can't wait until the next season rolls around. They go by too fast!

Trace4J said...

Love a good read. Can't wait for the DA to start.
Woolie Hugs

Brenda Kula said...

I am probably the only person alive who has never seen Downton Abbey or know a thing about it. Guess I've been under a rock. Love your header!
Brenda

Incipient Wings said...

I've never watched that show!
But I hardly ever watch any television anyway.

I just finished reading a book this morning called
'Eva moves the furniture' by Margot Livesey.
Ive had it for about 10 years and for some reason never read it.

it was a wonderful book!!
pretty light read, a little spooky too.

hope you get a chance to take a look:)

Trace4J said...

I love a good read md I can't wait for the Downton to start again.
Watching the DVDs over and over again,
Woolie Hugs

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I was able to watch a lot of the Downton Abby series, but would like to begin again and follow all the way though. Have a happy week~

Elizabeth Pollock said...

I am totally ready for Downton Abbey to begin! I will check out this author and specifically this book.
I would highly recommend a book called Saving Saffron Sweeting here is the link on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=saffron%20sweeting&sprefix=saffron+swee%2Caps%2C211
I was actually sad when I came to the end and had to let the characters go!
Let me know what you think if you get to it... it's really inexpensive if you do the Kindle thing.
Hugs,
Beth P