Waiting on Wednesday – Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown

Posted October 3, 2012 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 5 Comments

Hi everybody! Thanks for stopping by. Today’s post is ‘Waiting on Wednesday’ which is a weekly blog feature hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re super excited about.


Summerset Abbey

by T.J. Brown
Expected publication: January 15th 2013 by Gallery Books

Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI…

Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds.
Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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5 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown

  1. I hadn't heard of this book before and as it isn't in my usual array of genres I probably wouldn't have so thank you for sharing it! ^.^ If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. 🙂

  2. Leanne

    "Reminiscent of Downton Abbey"? A must- read, then! And it's been said before- but the cover is utterly exquisite. Wonderful pick Bonnie!

  3. I'm not sure if this sounds like one I'd be into or not. I'd be interested to know what you think of it once you get a chance to read it.

    Check out my WOW.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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