Beauchamp Hall is perfect for the holidays, a delightful novel about a young American woman who finds love and fulfilment in the course of her involvement with a Downton Abbey-style TV show in England. Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship, Winnie has concluded that dreams were meant for others. She consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she loves, Beauchamp Hall, enthralled by the sumptuous period drama set on a great Norfolk estate in the 1920s. The rich upstairs-downstairs world brilliantly brought to life by superb actors is the ultimate in escapism. On the day Winnie is passed over for a long-overdue promotion, she is also betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life -- which changes everything. She packs her bags and flies to England to see the town where Beauchamp Hall is filmed. The quaint B & B where she stays feels like home. The brother and sister who live in the castle where the show is filmed, rich in titles but poor in cash, are more like long-lost friends than British nobility. And the show itself, with its colourful company and behind-the-scenes affairs, is a drama all its own. Winnie's world comes alive on the set of the show. What happens next is the stuff of dreams, as Winnie takes the boldest leap of all. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams. You never know what magic will happen!
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jbarr5 - LibraryThing
Beauchamp Hall by Steel_ Danielle Winnie lives in her deceased mothers house and has Rob as a boyfriend for over 11 years. Her sister has a husband and two boys and her life is busy. Winnie works at ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kathy89 - LibraryThing
Danielle Steel obviously was a Downton Abbey fan. Well, so was I and I really enjoyed this book. Winnie, after spending years taking care of an sickly parent, working a boring office job in a plumbing ... Read full review