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While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

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6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Three women living in the same upscale Atlanta apartment complex

Three women living in the same upscale Atlanta apartment complex don't seem to have anything in common. When the building concierge begins a weekly screening of DOWNTON ABBEY the three women find themselves sitting together and striking up a friendship. The one thing th...
Three women living in the same upscale Atlanta apartment complex don't seem to have anything in common. When the building concierge begins a weekly screening of DOWNTON ABBEY the three women find themselves sitting together and striking up a friendship. The one thing they all seem to need is each other. 




Samantha seems to have it all; rich good looking husband, a top notch social life, the best apartment in the complex, oh and is beautiful. But what people don't see is the real Samantha who is a people pleaser and is convinced her husband married her only because he felt bad for her and her younger sister and brother. She has to hold everything together or it will all fall apart. 




Claire has just moved in after selling her home in suburbs. Her daughter has just left for college. She has already written two novels while working two jobs to support her and her daughter, so this is her chance to live her dream. She is giving herself a year to write with no interruptions. Yet words seem to be failing her.




Brooke a newly divorced mom of two little girls isn't sure of herself. Her jerk ex-husband has made her forget the strong and capable woman she once was. He continues to lord his high and mighty self over her and rub her nose with his Barbie doll girlfriend. 




As the women meet together each week their unlikely friendship grows, but can they really open up to each other? Share their greatest vulnerabilities? And can this new friendship withstand a shocking betrayal?




I was super excited to review While We Were Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax. I kept hearing people talk about the television show DOWNTON ABBEY, so I decided to watch the series before reading the book. After watching the series, I get the addiction! Now you don't have to be a fan of the program to read the book (but I highly recommend the show), but it does give fans some fun flashbacks and references of the program. 




I truly adored While We Were Watching Downton Abbey. I enjoyed getting to know the three ladies and their stories, watching their friendship grow. There were even a few times when they were hanging out I wanted to add my advice. I found myself frustrated for them, laughing with them. 




This is a perfect book to throw in your bag as you begin those summer vacations or to read while sitting out in the backyard while the kids play. It's just a light fun feel good read. I am recommending to all my girlfriends!

posted by anovelreview_blogspot_com on May 22, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as Wendy's previous books

Even though I have read several of Wendy’s other books and loved them and was so looking forward to this one as had pre-ordered; however, was a bit disappointed. I lived in Atlanta for 14 years prior to moving to Florida, in Buckhead and Midtown and loved the Atlanta h...
Even though I have read several of Wendy’s other books and loved them and was so looking forward to this one as had pre-ordered; however, was a bit disappointed. I lived in Atlanta for 14 years prior to moving to Florida, in Buckhead and Midtown and loved the Atlanta highlights; however, compared to her other books, there was just something missing for me.

posted by quaintinns on April 3, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    Not as good as Wendy's previous books

    Even though I have read several of Wendy’s other books and loved them and was so looking forward to this one as had pre-ordered; however, was a bit disappointed. I lived in Atlanta for 14 years prior to moving to Florida, in Buckhead and Midtown and loved the Atlanta highlights; however, compared to her other books, there was just something missing for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Pleasant, superficial, fast read, and totally forgettable.  The

    Pleasant, superficial, fast read, and totally forgettable.  The character Samantha is unbelievable:  After 25 years of marriage, she's still so uncertain about her relationship with her faithful husband? The other characters were more interesting.  The Downton Abbey theme is cute and there is a tie-in with one of the characters, but references to the program are minimal.  There is drama, but like books by Maeve Binchy or Rosamund Pilcher, everything gets tied up in a relatively neat and tidy bow at the end.   



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