10 Books For Avid Readers Who Loved Downton Abbey!

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To make a long story short – I still miss Downton Abby. I know it’s been years, but I loved my Sunday night ritual of Downton Abby and dinner. As great as it would be, this show is not returning. I’ve also given up on finding another series that resonates with me on the same level .

So, I’ve made peace with this small blip in my life, and since I’m not one to sink into despair and immerse myself in negativity, I found a fun way to fill the emotional hole of saying goodbye.

A few favorite quotes from the series:

 “I do think a woman’s place is eventually in the home, but I see no harm in her having some fun before she gets there.” – Dowager Countess

 “In my day, a lady was incapable of feeling physical attraction until she had been instructed to do so by her mama.” – Dowager Countess

Books. It’s a fact that I’m a big fan of reading, night and day I’m researching the hottest new books, especially great book club books. I just couldn’t argue when a friend suggested I find books with the same “ambiance” of Downton Abby. It took only seconds to realize, yes, books could be the answer.

Reading the right book could satisfy my curiosity with how the world lived several generations ago and allow me to indulge in the sophistication of everyday life.

Like changing into formal attire for dinner each day and having grand parties. Of course, this attitude also spilled over into their relationships; bad intentions were frowned upon.

Take it from someone who knows, this is very different from today. Somehow, dating didn’t seem as tricky back then; everyone was more straightforward.

A few favorite quotes from the series:

After Mary’s night and her lover dies, Violet says, “No proper Englishman would dream of dying in someone else’s house.”

“An aristocrat without money is as useful as a glass hammer. -Violet Crawley”

And while I don’t want to live in that era, there’s a certain irresistible attraction to seeing how the upper class lived. There is also a natural curiosity about how the struggling working class lived. No matter the obstacle, they knew their place and were totally fine with it – happy in fact.

It may not be scientific, but I’ve asked around and followed endless google links to come up with a great list of books to read if you liked Downton Abby.

The list works especially well for book clubs, but also historical fiction lovers. I’ve read some of these, but most are for when I’m in the mood to jump into the Downton Abbey era.

 More On These Books:

The Glitter and the Gold

The Chaperone  

Somewhere In France

The Last Summer

A Certain Age

Radio Girls

The American Heiress

Ross Poldark

Below Stairs

The Fortune Hunter

On another note –  Kelly Palmer’s site has some really great ideas on a healthy life style!

Positive Health Wellness

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    Connie Harris

    Although I have always been a reader, before I joined a book Club about three years ago, I really missed out concerning shared discussions about books. I also appreciate this website and The Book Bistro. I look forward to the next publication.

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