Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (105)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine    

This week, I'm waiting on:

Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown
Release date: January 15, 2013

Description from Goodreads:

Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI...Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.

Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut.

As a big fan of Downton Abbey, I'm always eager to read books that are similar to the show in some way. Though I have been disappointed in the past, I think this story sounds really promising.


  1. Loving it! Like you I've been disappointed by books claiming to be like Downton Abbey but I am certain that eventually one of them will be as good.

  2. Love the sound of this one...thanks for sharing. Here's MY WOW POST

  3. ohh! You always find the best historical reads. I will definitely be adding this to my TBR list. Great pick!

  4. Great pick. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. I am so glad that I stopped by your blog today! This book looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing :)

    Chelsey@Charming Chelsey's

  6. Sounds good. Like it will be a hit. I love the cover.

  7. I LOVE Downton Abbey. This book is going to the top of my wishlist!

    Here's my post:


  8. I hadn't heard of this before so thank you for selecting it! Not really in my usual array of genres but thanks for sharing! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. :)

  9. Oh, I love the sound of this. Very nice find, Christina!

  10. Huge fan of Downton Abbey too, and this sounds FANTASTIC!


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