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Downton Abbey Read-a-Likes

To order any of these titles, contact a reader advisor or go to our online catalog. Identification numbers for braille books begin with BR and audiobooks begin with DB. All audiobooks listed can be downloaded from the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) site. Happy Reading!

The American Heiress - DB 74707
1894. Wealthy American debutant Cora Cash is taken to England by her status-seeking mother to marry an aristocrat. Cora falls in love with the Duke of Wareham, who needs Cora's money to refurbish his estate. The two marry, only to find that the past threatens their happiness. Bestseller. 2010.

A Bitter Truth - DB 74941
London, 1917. Nurse Bess Crawford returns from the battlefield to find a battered and bruised woman in her doorway. The woman asks Bess to travel with her back to her Vixen Hill home for moral support. But family secrets and murder await them. Some strong language. 2011.

Charity Girl - DB 68244
Young Cherry Steane runs away from the drudgery of her aunt's household to find her grandfather in London. Dashing Viscount Desford, attempting to assist Cherry while observing all proprieties, brings Cherry to his lifelong best friend Henrietta Silverdale--who has secretly loved Desford all along. 1970.

Fall of Giants - DB 71970
Saga of five interrelated families in the early twentieth century. Welshman Billy Williams enters the coal mines, British lady Maud Fitzherbert falls for German spy Walter von Ulrich, Russians Grigori and Lev Peshkov endure revolution, and American Gus Dewar becomes a diplomat. Some violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2010.

Habits of the House - DB 76069
London, 1899. Eric Baum is the Earl of Dilberne's new financial advisor and lawyer. Baum and his wife crave society's acceptance--and the financial and social tribulations of the Dilberne family may be the key to getting it. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 2012.

The House at Riverton - DB 66900
Grace Bradley has long-held secrets about a young poet's alleged suicide near an English manor in 1924. When a film director contacts ninety-eight-year-old Grace about the tragic incident, she thinks back to the years she worked as the Hartford family maid and was their daughters' confidant. 2006.

Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey - DB 75167
Lady Fiona, the Countess of Carnarvon, chronicles the era that inspired the British television series Downton Abbey. She details the life of Almina--illegitimate daughter of Sir Alfred de Rothschild--who married the fifth earl of Carnarvon in 1895 and enjoyed upper-class privileges until World War I. Some violence. Bestseller. 2011.

Loving; Living; Party Going - DB 68632
Three novels exploring British class distinctions in the early twentieth century. Loving (1945) contrasts lives of servants and masters in an Irish castle. Living (1929) portrays iron-foundry workers and owners. And Party Going (1939) presents the reactions of wealthy travelers to crowds of lower-class railway passengers stranded by fog. 1978.

The Uninvited Guests - DB 76585
England, 1912. Edward Swift leaves his wife Charlotte's country home to try and borrow money to save the house from creditors. Charlotte's daughter Emerald is hosting her own twentieth birthday party when third-class survivors from a train wreck arrive seeking assistance, disrupting the celebration, and causing mischief. 2012.