384 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1 in
June 11, 2015
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425263312
ISBN - 13: 9780425263310
About the Book
When the concierge of 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 with each other. From the author of "Ten Beach Road" and "Ocean Beach."
From the Publisher
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF TEN BEACH ROAD AND OCEAN BEACH, A NEW NOVEL OF FOUR FRIENDS—AND A SHARED PASSION THAT COULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES.
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.
About the Author
Wendy Wax, a former broadcaster, is the author of nine novels. The mother of two college age sons, she lives in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and is doing her best to adjust to the quiet of her recently emptied nest.
"What do you get when you mix one dashing British concierge with three lonely women from diverse backgrounds, set them all in a historic apartment building in Midtown Atlanta, then turn on the television? What you get, actually, is quite a clever, fun little novel. And could Wendy Wax be any more clever naming it While We Were Watching Downton Abbey? That title alone is reason enough to pick up the book and see what the heck is going on. What's going on is Edward, the ever-so-dapper concierge at the Alexander, decides the tenants need to get out more and meet each other. So he sets up an evening where everyone meets in a room downstairs and watches the hit British series about landed aristocracy at the beginning of the 20th century.…But none of these women — or Edward — quite know what their future will bring, which moves this tale along. They connect with one another, and the show, and we're not saying anything more. If you're a sucker for plucky women who rise to the occasion, this is for you….Fun reading for a spring weekend. You might even be tempted to move in. Edward would arrange everything. Of course." --USA Today“A tribute to the transformative power of female friendship, and reading Wendy Wax is like discovering a witty, wise, and wonderful new friend.”—Claire Cook, bestselling author of Must Love Dogs and Time Flies “If you’re a sucker for plucky women who rise to the occasion, this is for you.”—USA Today “Wax’s trendy premise makes for a surprisingly poignant a