FROM THE 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.
Praise for the novels of Wendy Wax
“While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is 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
“A beautiful book about loyalty, courage, and pursuing your dreams with a little help from your friends…A novel to savor!”—Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Sea Change
“[Wax] writes with breezy wit and keen insight.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Heartwarming…[this] dynamic, fast-paced story is a loving tribute to friendship and the power of the female spirit.”—Las Vegas Review-Journal
“Great escape reading, perfect for the beach.”—Library Journal
“A terrific story brimming with wit, warmth, and good humor. I loved it!”—Jane Porter, author of She’s Gone Country
“A wry, revealing tell-all about friendship.”—Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author
“Captivating….Wonderfully entertaining.”—Southern Seasons
“Sexual magnetism…and a secret…add dramatic tension…showcasing three women who rise above their shattered realities with grace, determination, and a little elbow grease.”—Publishers Weekly