While We Were Watching Downton Abbey - Fabulous Fiction
And Other New and Fabulous Titles
There is no mistaking the large following Downton Abbey has achieved. Readers and classic fans alike cannot help but be intrigued by the wondrous mystery Downton holds for all of us. The popular PBS Masterpiece Classic is a huge hit, attracting fans of historical romance, Jane Austen and Emily Bronte, as well as those intrigued by the life of lords and ladies and a lifestyle so familiar yet foreign to us all. Given the love many readers have for the show it is no surprise that authors are quite taken with its spellbinding affects. So much so, that one lovely and fabulous author offers just a little more of Downton to her fans.
Wendy Wax has a new novel coming in April, 2013. It's entitled While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. I’ve included a synopsis below for your enjoyment.
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.
The novel will be published by Berkley and is on sale for pre-order. It will be releasing on April 2, 2013. If you're a fan of Wendy Wax, Downton Abbey or both you won't want to miss this title.
Another fabulous release, The Storyteller, will take place on February 26, 2013. This novel, by well-known author Jodi Picoult, promises to live up to her trademark writing style by being controversial and thought provoking. A free excerpt can be read on the authors website, but be prepared, you will want to read this book after you get a taste of what has to offer. After all, do you think assisted suicide is murder?
The lines between right and wrong are not as clear as you may think leaving black and white mixed in one large grey lump. Each reader will have to decide for themselves where the lines are drawn.
Indie author Diane Venetta has proven yet again that she is not going anywhere! Working on one release after another, Venetta has shown her readers a steadfast quality of writing, intriguing characters and her love for writing which is felt through the pages of her stories.
Her recent release tells the tale of friendship, motherhood and so much more while weaving the relationship between mother and daughter seamlessly and wholeheartedly into the story. The book connects to women on multiple levels since we've all been a daughter, we all have friends, some of us are mothers, others are married, and some are single, but we all have emotion and doubt at times. This novel is a wonderful read. It will make you think, warm your heart and give you a deeper appreciation for those important and supportive people in your life. It is not to be missed.
And last, but not least, Susan McBride, author of Little Black Dress, has released another wonderful title, The Truth About Love and Lightning. I am half way through this title and so anxious to get back to it that I will simply leave you with the synopsis and put my nose back into the book. This novel is full of interesting and colorful characters as it weaves a tale like no other, keeping your interest from the start.
As far as Gretchen Brink is concerned, the tornado that just ripped through her land has nothing on the storms of a different sort happening all around her. Her grown daughter, Abby, has returned home with news that she's pregnant, and no, she's not sure whether she's going to marry the father. A man with no memory has been dropped practically on her doorstep. And the not-so-little white lie she's been telling for years is about to catch up with her.
Abby is sure that the mysterious man is her long-lost father, Sam, who has finally returned just when she needs him most. As Abby, Gretchen, and the Man Who Might Be Sam get closer, the lie Gretchen told all those years ago begins to haunt her. When her secrets come out, and Sam's past is finally revealed, will it tear down this fragile life they've built—or will the truth bring them all closer together?
The Truth About Love and Lightning is available for pre-order or in stores on February 12, 2013! For more reviews and updates, visit me at www.acozyreaderscorner.com and don’t forget to browse the reviews here at Night Owl Reviews! Until next time, happy reading!
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