If you like Downton Abbey….

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when one starts to yearn for crumpets and tea, acerbic comments from a Dowager Countess, and the antics of the Crawley family.

Bookbub has a list of thirteen new books to alleviate those Downton blues (including The English Wife!).

Adding some older books to the list, I would say, if you like Downton Abbey, you’ll probably like…

— anything by Nancy Mitford, but particularly The Pursuit of Love & Love in a Cold Climate;

— Barbara Taylor Bradford’s A Woman of Substance;

— Kate Morton’s The House at Riverton;

— Daisy Goodwin’s The American Heiress.

Which books would you recommend for the Downton fan in your life?


  1. Miss Eliza on January 18, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    Well, I totally second this list so far! I’d add in Jane Sanderson, she wrote three Downtonesque books, Netherwood, Ravenscliffe, and Eden Falls.

  2. Tara on January 19, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Unconquered by Bertrice Small

    It takes place a century earlier, but it has a lot of the same themes: sisterhood, being headstrong and stubborn and wild despite society (a.k.a. Mary Crawley), and time period dress 🙂

  3. Rachel Adrianna on January 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    DEFINITELY The English Wife 🙂 I just finished it last night and was amazed from beginning to end (OMG…THAT ENDING!!!!).

    There’s a novel about women watching Downton Abbey for the first time and how their lives are changed… sounds hokey but a good read. If you’ve already seen the show, this novel reminds you of how you felt the first time you saw [someone go to jail, someone get married, someone kiss someone else who wasn’t suitable] without knowing what would happen next: While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, by Wendy Wax.

  4. DJL on January 19, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    The Ashford Affair remains my go-to missing Downton Abbey read 🙂

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