Mar 022016

The Chronicles of Downton AbbeyAs Informative As It Is Elegant

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Source: Gift from Mom 🙂

As a Downton Abbey addict, I love the idea of a companion novel that combines the spirit and stunning visuals of the program with interesting history and facts about these characters and the time period they lived in. A few years ago I read and thoroughly enjoyed The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes and I’m so delighted to see that she has followed up that first companion novel with three more!!

As a person who loves character-driven stories, analyzing personalities, and studying character development I was so pleased to see this edition focuses more on the characters of Downton Abbey. Divided into sixteen chapters, this book highlights nineteen characters that viewers encounter during seasons 1-3, the final chapter is a bonus Behind the Scenes chapter! Besides dozens of glossy images, these chapters provide insight and background for each major character in the series. Readers learn more about their motivations, behaviors, responsibilities, and limitations. Continue reading »

Jul 202015

While we Were Watching Downton AbbeyFriendship, Personal Struggles, and Downton Abbey Viewing Parties

Rating:  3.5 out of 5 stars

Source: Purchased

TYPE OF NOVEL: Contemporary Women’s Fiction

SETTING: Modern-day Atlanta, GA


  • Samantha: a married socialite living in the lap of luxury. Older sister/parent to two younger, irresponsible, and entitled siblings.
  • Claire: a divorced empty-nester who has saved up enough to pursue writing full-time for the next year.
  • Brooke: a single mother of two young girls who is still struggling to overcome her low self-esteem and lack of confidence due to a nasty divorce and an even nastier ex-husband.
  • Edward: a native Brit who earns his living as a concierge and by running his own service business – Private Butler.

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Feb 142014


Hello, Downton fans!!  Here is the second installment of my new series: Downton Top Ten!

The first post was where I made my list of my Top Ten Favorite Characters from Seasons 1-3 and the second post was where I shared my Top Ten Dowager Countess Quotes from Season 1.

Today’s list is my Top Ten Favorite Moments from Season 1-2 – these may be happy moments, emotional moments, climatic moments, or even a sad moments.  Scenes of the show that are memorable and special to me.

Looking at this list, I think I tend to favor scenes that are filled with emotion and “feels,” rather than comedy or romance.   Again, it was sooo hard to pick only 10!

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