Monday, June 6, 2022

If You Love Downton Abbey

Ever since Downton Abbey ended, there's been a bit of a hole left behind. However, the release of the Downton Abbey movies makes every fan's heart soar. I am looking forward to seeing the latest Downton Abbey movie and meanwhile, here's a list of books that have a similar vibe.  I've updated this list as it's been a few years and linked the books to my reviews. Let me know what you think in the comments below.


Adult Fiction:

Rutherford Park by Elizabeth Cooke
The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin
The Girl in the Castle by Santa Montefiore
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes (or any of the other TV show inspired books)
Cavendon Hall by Barbara Taylor Bradford
An American Duchess by Sharon Page
The Address by Fiona Davis
Lady Takes the Case by Eliza Casey
At Summer's End by Courtney Ellis
The Kennedy Debutante by Kerri Maher
The Husband Hunters by Anne de Courcy 

The Social Graces by Renee Rosen
The Last Debutantes by Georgie Blalock
The Glorious Guinness Girls by Emily Hourican
Our Kind of People by Carol Wallace

YA Novels:

Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame
Manor of Secrets by Katherine Longshore
Cinders & Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
The Heiresses by Alison Rushby

To Be Read Pile:

(I have many of these Downton Abbey-esqe books on my TBR list!)

Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Longbourn by Jo Baker
Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson
Habits of the House by Fay Weldon
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonsson


So, have you read some of these books? Do you have any Downton Abbey read-alikes to recommend to me? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.



  1. What a great list! I've read a few of these and have some more on my TBR. The Rutherford Park series is one I turn to when I'm really missing Downton Abbey.

    1. I will have to read the rest of the Rutherford Park series. Thanks for visiting, Angela!


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