So I was browsing through Target at the beginning of summer (ahhh...to 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!