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Friday, October 5, 2012

31 Days::: My Favorite Book of the Summer

So I was browsing through Target at the beginning of summer ( be back at the beginning of summer) and saw this book...

...which clearly states on the cover that it is for fans of Downton Abbey.  At the time I did not watch Downton, but had heard my friend over at Four Flights talk about it and I knew that it was something I wanted to see.  So I felt like I should read this book first.

And I am so very glad that I did!

American Heiress tells the tale of a wealthy American girl in the late 1800's sent to Europe in search of the one thing she can't have in America - regardless of how much money she has - a title.

Let me just say that...
1.  This is not a great work of art.  It is not a book where I say, What am amazingly flawless work of art.  But I loved it anyway.

2.  I loved it because I found myself reading slower and slower because I didn't want for it to end.

3.  And when it did end, I mourned the characters.  I missed them. 

And then I started watching Downton on netflix and then hulu and I felt so much better equipped as a viewer.  I understood the background relationship of the time period of Cora (which also happens to be the name of the heiress in the book - but they are two completely separate characters) and Robert.

Fan of Downton?  This is one that you can't miss!


Rebekah said...

I've been hearing A LOT about Downton Abbey here recently. A friend of mine in California told me about so I checked at the library, but it is always checked out. We do not have netflix anymore.

:) said...

I checked this book out from the library because of your recommendation. This is a definate page turner. Now I think I might need to check out Downtown Abbey