Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (117)

"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:

While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax
Release date: April 2, 2013

Description from Goodreads:

When the concierge of The Alexander, a historic Atlanta apartment building, invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings ofDownton 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. 

I think this sounds like the perfect book for those of us still reeling from the ending of Season 3! Instead of a book group, it is a Downton Abbey group :)


  1. Yay! You found a book to hold me over until the next season of Downton. I am still upset about the season finale. OMG. Great pick! I am going to add it to my TBR list.

  2. This is such an interesting idea to build a book around-I wonder if it will be like The Jane Austen Book Club (although I preferred the movie of that with cute Hugh Dancy!)

  3. I have to admit that I haven't seen Downton Abbey yet but it's on my list to watch (just never have time these days). However, that said this sounds like a delightful book and I'm adding it to my Goodreads shelf to read.

    Here's my WoW

  4. How interesting! And it reminds me that I need to catch up and start watching season 2...

    Fabulous WOW!

  5. This one is interesting! Not sure it's for me, even though I love Downton, though!

  6. Ha! This cracks me up - like Bookworm1858, my first thought was "like the Jane Austen book club! But with a tv show!" I have somehow managed to still not be sucked into Downton, but I feel like it's only a matter of time...


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