Downton Abbey is back! I could hardly wait for Season 4 to begin on January 5th and not just because I’ve been more than ready to continue the saga of the Crawleys. I had a sneak preview of the season’s first episode courtesy of Georgia Public Broadcasting and had to wait almost three weeks to find out what other fans think of the debut and to chat about it with friends without giving away any spoilers.
Since I know lots of Downton lovers have the episode on their DVR, I’ll only say a bit here but . . .Lady Mary . . . O’Brien upheaval . . . mysterious Valentines . . . Edith visits London . . . the village pub . . . inheritance laws . . . and the return of my favorite Dowager Countess. Are you loving being back at Downton as much as I am? Sunday nights are once again a highlight of my week.
I was thrilled to see the ad for WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY in Entertainment Weekly’s January 10th issue. It was right in there with eleven pages of the Downton Abbey coverage featured on their front cover. Between that, the debut of Season 4 and the January release of WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY for the first time as a mass market paperback, I’m feeling very au courant.
I’m just back from visiting family in Florida and have sent off revisions for my next Ten Beach Road Novel, THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT, so despite my immersion in life at Downton Abbey and reports of snow accumulation across the nation, I’m in a very sunshine state of mind. Which is not bad considering that, as I write this at home in Georgia, it is an unseasonable 27 degrees. Yikes.
THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT is available for preorder and will be out just in time for July 4th weekend, but until then please do keep in touch via Facebook and my site. I’ll be sharing excerpts soon and plan to continue to host giveaways tied to the new book and to its predecessors, TEN BEACH ROAD and OCEAN BEACH. This month you can enter to win DVDs of the first three seasons of Downton Abbey—in case you’re still trying to catch up or just want to relive all that’s come before.
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