Books for Downton Fans

Thanks for the kind comments and emails I've received from my post about satisfying that "Downton Abbey" craving the series has brought out in so many of us. Well, you all know I'm a reader-before-a-watcher kind of gal, and I've loved reading this genre long before I was swept down the glorious halls of Downton. This includes everything from Edith Wharton's books to Jane Austen and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Since it seems a little obvious to give a rundown of those titles (unless you'd like me to in another post), I thought I'd branch out a bit and share some (new-to-me) books. I haven't read many of these (yet!) so I can't give a review or opinion of them. Several of them are currently very inexpensive as eBooks on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. Word-to-the-wise here, if you see an eBook that's only $.99 - $3.99 scoop it up now. As soon as the publisher wises up to the fact that people are starting to scramble to find books in this genre, they will definitely raise prices or keep the period of that low price to a minimum.

Swallowcliffe Hall series by Jennie Walters (thanks Pam!) All 3 eBooks are $2.99 each on Amazon.com and BN.com this week!

Below Stairs by Margaret Powell:
Rose: My Life in Service to Lady Astor by Rosina Harrison

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey by The Countess of Carnarvon

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

And because I couldn't resist and because it is FREE FREE FREE in the Amazon Kindle store

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

Happy Reading!



  1. Thank you so much for the list - my wish list on Amazon has grown somewhat! Lol. C

  2. Hi Tanisha,

    I'm slowly catching up with your podcasts. I like how you combine life, quilting, books and mom-stuff all in one.

    I had something to add to this list; there are four short books and one 1970's BBC series for the "Flambards" books by KM Peyton. The books are set in rural England before and during World War One. Our orphaned heroine Christina comes to live with her uncle and two male cousins; the money she will inherit at age 21 is designed to save the family estate from going under. Her uncle and cousin Mark are all about being landed gentry while her cousin Will wants to fly aeroplanes; Christina is drawn to both worlds.

    What was interesting about the series is that the author wrote a fourth book long after the first three were published and filed; the fourth book then changed the ending all around [which made it better, to my point of view.]

    I'm from the Annapolis area, so maybe I'll see you at a local show.

    All the best.

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