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While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

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Staff Review: "While We Were Watching Downton Abbey" by Wendy Wax


Edward, the British concierge of a historic Atlanta apartment building, launches weekly viewing parties for the first two seasons of Downton Abbey in hopes of fostering community among the residents of the building. Among these residents are three women from different backgrounds and at different life stages—Samantha Davis, married for more than 25 years to a man from a prominent family, Claire, a single mother and recent empty-nester who looks forward to writing her third book full-time, and Brooke, a recently divorced mother of two young girls, who is trying to find her bearings. This book explores the power of a shared experience to allow people to look beyond first impressions and form new friendships. Filled with warmth, humor, and abundant refreshments, "While We Were Watching Downton Abbey" is an engaging novel of friendship and loyalty that demonstrates the importance of facing life’s challenges with one’s friends in tow. If you’re looking for a relaxing read on a lazy afternoon, look no further.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction

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