While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

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  • Title: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
  • Author: WendyWax
  • ISBN: 9781409147855
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

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About “WendyWax

  • WendyWax

    I write novels that explore friendship, self discovery and the challenges life brings us, leavened with a touch of humor I m proud of all my books and perhaps best known for my Ten Beach Road titles including the USA Today bestsellers, Ten Beach Road and The House on Mermaid Point, and for While We Were Watching Downton Abbey.I was born in St.Petersburg, Florida and grew up on St Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico I went, appropriately enough, to Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil.It s hard to be a type A personality when you grow up in such a laid back environment, but I managed Convinced that you were expected to know how to read BEFORE you showed up for school, I forced a neighbor friend to teach me to read at the age of five I ve been reading ever since.Books, in all forms, are one of my greatest pleasures and best forms of escape And they ve had a major impact on my life.I went to the University of Georgia after reading Gone with the Wind one too many times For a while I re read Margaret Mitchell s classic yearly, saw the movie whenever it played within twenty miles, and could quote large passages from memory Today I have a growing GWTW collection, and the time I spoke at he Margaret Mitchell House was an incredible thrillst After college I worked in radio, television, and film Like Olivia in 7 DAYS AND SEVEN NIGHTS, I ve done live talk radio I hosted a show in the eighties called Desperate Dateless, and while I was never locked in an apartment for a week with a webcam rolling as she was, I did fall in love Happily, the man who swept me off my feet consults with financial types and understands the bottom line Unlike Olivia s nemesis, Matt Ransom, my husband has never, to my knowledge, advised anyone to love the one they re with We live in Atlanta with our two sons.



623 thoughts on “While We Were Watching Downton Abbey

  • First, let me just say how happy I was to finally read a book about people who become friends by bonding over a tv show Usually I don t go for chick lit, but given that the television show in question was Downton Abbey, I had to at least give it a shot, right I was really glad, though, that the book didn t rely too heavily on the show or try to make the book characters thinly veiled copies of the characters on the show Instead, the three focal women are all rich and interesting characters on the [...]


  • This turned out to be a dud of a novel and I was bored silly by it Three women who are living in an upscale apartment building in Atlanta Georgia are drawn together by weekly screenings of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, arranged by the building s concierge Edward While they all have problems of some sort or another, I just could not get into this one, and I was glad to see it end Not even a die hard fan of Downton Abbey would find this one at all interesting Just barely three stars and [...]


  • If you think this book is going to be anything like watching Downton Abbey, THINK AGAIN Life is short, so I quit reading after 141 pages of 376 This seems like a book hastily written to capitalize on the interest in Downton Abbey so hastily written, it apparently wasn t even edited The reader wades through long, clunky sentences of painstaking detail, such as, Dutifully rallied, she threw off the covers and put on the workout clothes she left folded on the chaise longue near her side of the bed [...]


  • This is a read that I really enjoyed It is set in The Alexander, an apartment building in Atlanta and revolves around three women who live there, all from diverse backgrounds, who get to know each other when their Concierge arranges weekly screenings of Downton Abbey.I have only ever seen Downton Abbey a few times but it is not necessary to have watched it to understand this book, although it does really make me want to sit down and watch every season now I really enjoyed getting to know Brooke, [...]


  • What can I say about While We Were Watching Downton Abbey It was one of those strange like dislike reads let me explain, the parts that I liked, I really, really liked and the parts that I disliked, well, I wished I didn t have to read at all because it was driving me crazy to read it at all Even the parts that I did like had a few bits that drove me crazy here and there, because you just wanted to shake these women and wake them up I m all about the fictional character I m all about suspending [...]


  • Three women and a concierge All residents of the Alexander, a luxury high rise in downtown Atlanta Each with their own story and set of problems.Indebted to her husband for his generosity and financial support, Samantha Davis lives a life of routine and self imposed expectations Each morning, she wakes up and renews her vow to make Jonathan Davis happy, his life smooth, and his confidence in his choice of her unshaken In addition to the beauty maintenance and hours of volunteer work, Samantha al [...]


  • While We Were Watching Downton Abbey was completely and utterlyghtful I found myself really liking Sam, Claire, Brooke, and most especially Edward What is so funny about this book is that I suggested to my friend a few months ago that a group of us go to her house on Sundays to watch Season 3 of Downton Abbey together, which is exactly what we will be doing There were so may parallels between the women s stories and our own and how we tend to forget all of our worries when we re talking about Do [...]


  • In the historic Alexander, a lovely downtown Atlanta apartment building, an assortment of residents fill its rooms, from the gorgeous and wealthy Jonathan and Samantha Davis in the penthouse to the writer single mom Claire in her studio apartment And the glue that holds them all together is Edward Parker, the concierge, whose impeccable charm and manners lend an Old World level of comfort to them all.So when Edward invites his fellow residents to join him for weekly screenings of Downton Abbey, [...]


  • Smart marketing to cash in on Downton Abbey mania, strike while the iron is hot I m not sure how popular the story will be once the show loses some of its popularity Still,chick lit always has a place on a bookshelf or e reader.Wendy Wax shows us once again that a beautiful facade doesn t tell the whole story That s true of the Alexander, one of Atlanta s most desirable addresses and the people living in the 1913 building including the concierge Edward and his tenants Samantha, Claire and Brooke [...]


  • I am a huge Downton Abbey fan that was the draw for me reading this one Unfortunately, I didn t think this was very good Downton was barely a backdrop basically seemed like any popular show could have been plugged in for the very same story While We Were Watching The Walking Dead or While We Were Watching Scandal The characters were stock flimsy, doing nothing unexpected ending up exactly where you would predict Aside from the descriptions of the posh building, I never felt these characters exis [...]


  • I loved this book chick lit for the over 40s With subtle ties to the much loved TV show, this has a story that can stand alone with a trio of characters that will take you on their journey of development


  • Not really a bad book, this is basically a chicklit book for the beach or a rainy day when you have nothing else to do.


  • This was a treat of a book in two ways A friend passed the title on to me which is always worth 2 3 published book reviews AND I had such a nice time reading it I ve since passed it on to two other friends because it is interesting enough to grab you right away but not so dark that you feel like it will bring you down Perfect reading for the summer , seems like the right thing to call it but lately I have friends who need perfect reading for a person who is accompanying loved ones to medical app [...]


  • Clearly there are a lot of women who enjoy superficial fluffy reads but I am not one of them I got 10% in per my Kindle and deleted The only reason I started it was for Book Club There is nothing here to capture the mind, the spirit or the heart Junk food for the mind can be good, but some junk food is better than others.


  • I loved it It is a light read, and I picked it out just because the title caught my eye While the book is mostly not about Downton Abbey, I liked how it referenced the show which I adore I was rooting for the main characters and enjoyed the friendships that were built.



  • After a slightly slow start, and once I got a feel for the characters, I started to really enjoy this book In fact as the story progressed I became and involved with it, and was curious as to just how all the characters would end up at the end The book is about three women who all live in the same building but probably wouldn t become friends if it wasn t for Edward the building s concierge, how has decided to start doing screenings in a communal room of the first two seasons of Downton Abbey, [...]


  • Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales.Quick Dirty A refreshing tale of three women that are so different from one another, but come together for a great friendship.Opening Sentence As a child Samantha Jackson Davis loved fairy tales as much as the next girl.The Review I was drawn to Wendy Wax s While We Were Watching Downton Abbey mostly because of the infamous TV show For those of you who don t know, Downton Abbey is a period drama about life in the early 1900s, between the life of those upstair [...]



  • The burgeoning friendship between three very different ladies brought on by weekly viewings of a television series brought to them by their British concierge was highly enjoyable


  • I listened to the audio and I thought it was, for the most part, well done I enjoyed the story Someone described it as delightful and I agree It was enjoyable reading about a group of woman, who had very little in common, except for living in the same building, developing a friendship Edward, the English concierge was a favorite character It was not a deep book, but there were issues to deal with that kept it moving along Bottom line, I liked it.


  • Posted on Dark Faerie Tales.I was drawn to Wendy Wax s While We Were Watching Downton Abbey mostly because of the infamous TV show For those of you who don t know, Downton Abbey is a period drama about life in the early 1900s, between the life of those upstairs the wealthy and downstairs the help I am a huge fan of the show, so when I read that the premise was about three women coming together for weekly screenings of the show, I had to read it Wax is marvelous writer, bringing me the lives of t [...]


  • Friendship, Personal Struggles, and Downton Abbey Viewing PartiesRating 3.5 out of 5 starsSource PurchasedTYPE OF NOVEL Contemporary Women s FictionSETTING Modern day Atlanta, GAMAIN CHARACTERS 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 overco [...]


  • A motley group live in the Alexander Building, watched over by the gentleman Edward, who sees to the needs of the building and arranges for a weekly showing of Downton Abbey, the British serial show that millions around the world have been avidly following and immensely enjoying This is where Samantha, Claire, Brooke and other minor characters live and where they bond through their Sunday evening gatherings Samantha and her siblings were poor when she met her rich husband She can t cook and alwa [...]


  • Lovers of Downton Abbey will enjoy how author Wendy Wax weaves episodes into the narrative about three women Samantha, Claire, and Brooke and one man Edward and their lives in the Alexander, a prestigious condo complex in Atlanta, GA.Samantha married for money and then struggles with family members who take advantage of her husband s wealth and success Her brother, Hunter, emerges as the novel s villain Claire has one year to write a novel and struggles with writer s block, feelings of insecurit [...]


  • This one goes on my list for, good airplane book A fast read which does not require a big investment of brain or emotion And, I can t imagine anyone enjoying it who isn t a woman over 40 It s three story lines about women who live in the same apartment complex One is a recent empty nester who was a single mom and is a frustrated author her whole life has changed and now she has writers block and is under pressure from her publisher One is a recently divorced mother of two who is in the process o [...]


  • This book came to me through a review by Sheila on Book Journey.And can I just say thank you Shelia, for introducing me to the girls they are a great bunch So Edward, the concierge of The Alexander apartment building decides to foster a little community spirit in the building by hosting a weekly screening of Seasons one and two of Downton Abbey in the lead up to season 3 As residents gather for their weekly fix, friendships are formed, support is given and much wine is drunk Sounds like my kind [...]


  • Pretty good Very entertaining contemporary novel about 3 very different women brought together in friendship through the community screening of Downton Abbey in their apartment building by the concierge, who also gets a little slice of the plot Most of the characters are fairly relatable except Samantha I warmed to her by the end of the story Maybe because I m a Yankee, I can t grasp old Southern money and marrying into, and living a life suppressing your feelings and desires because you feel s [...]


  • The Downton Abbey hook is what pulled me in to this tale of unlikely friendships Set in Atlanta, Georgia at a very tony apartment complex, three women bond over watching the Downton Abbey series at a regular Sunday night viewing party replete with a pseudo housemaid and butler The tv parties are the brainchild of concierge Edward, a British charmer who is out to make a success of his small personal services company The unlikely friends include Samantha, wife to a rich lawyer who for various reas [...]


  • I picked up this book simply because I love Downton Abbey, and was curious about the title It took only a few pages to get me hooked on the three main characters Samantha, married to a rich lawyer Clair, a frustrated novelist and Brooke, a divorcee.The women meet each other in the club room of a high rise condominium where Edward, the concierge, has combined a weekly showing of Downton Abbey with treats from early 20th Century England As the book unfolds, the women become good friends, share the [...]


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