|Downton Abbey Cast (Photo: pbs.org)|
How will I spend the next few months of Sunday nights after watching the final episode of Downton Abbey Season 3? I've grown accustomed to the weekly mix of humorous, tense, happy, sad, and unexpected moments that have come to characterize the series. After last night's final scene, I'm left to ponder the future of the Crawleys and the others in their orbit.
Thus today, the wait for Season 4 begins. As far as I can tell, the schedule hasn't been announced yet, and I'm reluctant to search extensively online for the information lest I discover spoilers. To limit that possibility, I've resigned myself to signing up for a DVD availability email alert from amazon.com.
In the meantime, how will I keep feelings of mourning and series withdrawal at bay? I'll start by finishing Ashenden by Elizabeth Wilhide. The English manor house in the story is very much like Downton Abbey, but the plot and characters are quite different.
Other suggested reads for whiling away the hours are stand-alone novel Engagement at Beaufort Hall by Jane Feather and first-in-a-series Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown.
The second book in Brown's series, A Bloom in Winter, will be available on March 5th, and can be preordered now.
If you are a Downton Abbey fan, how will you handle the wait for Season 4?
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