Fremtidige favoritter #30

Fremtidige favoritter er en spalte jeg stort sett legger ut hver eneste fredag. Her skriver jeg litt om bøker jeg ønsker meg, bøker jeg gleder meg til å lese, bøker jeg er spent på osv. Du kan også være med. Det eneste du trenger å gjøre er å skrive et innlegg, kalle det «Fremtidige Favoritter» og legge igjen linken til din bloggpost nederst i dette innlegget. Link også gjerne tilbake til denne bloggposten slik at flere som har lyst kan bli med. Du kan velge akkurat de bøkene i den sjangeren du selv ønsker.

Jeg har akkurat begynt å se på Downton Abbey og er hekta, så jeg har funnet frem til bøker som kan minne litt om den serien:

Rachel Hore: A Place of Secrets

Denne kjøpte jeg i fjor sommer, og den handler blant annet om hemmeligheter knyttet til et herskapshus. Har lest to kapitler så langt.

The night before it all begins, Jude has the dream again… Can dreams be passed down through families? As a child Jude suffered a recurrent nightmare: running through a dark forest, crying for her mother. Now her six-year-old niece, Summer, is having the same dream, and Jude is frightened for her. A successful auctioneer, Jude is struggling to come to terms with the death of her husband. When she’s asked to value a collection of scientific instruments and manuscripts belonging to Anthony Wickham, a lonely 18th-century astronomer, she leaps at the chance to escape London for the untamed beauty of Norfolk, where she grew up. As Jude untangles Wickham’s tragic story, she discovers threatening links to the present. What have Summer’s nightmares to do with Starbrough folly, the eerie crumbling tower in the woods from which Wickham and his adopted daughter Esther once viewed the night sky? With the help of Euan, a local naturalist, Jude searches for answers in the wild, haunting splendour of the Norfolk forests. Dare she leave behind the sadness in her own life and learn to love again?

Daisy Goodwin: The American Heiress

Denne boken har jeg sett på de fleste boklistene som anbefaler bøker til fans av Downton Abbey.

Traveling abroad with her mother at the turn of the twentieth century to seek a titled husband, beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, whose family mansion in Newport dwarfs the Vanderbilts’, suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, married to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England. Nothing is quite as it seems, however: Ivo is withdrawn and secretive, and the English social scene is full of traps and betrayals. Money, Cora soon learns, cannot buy everything, as she must decide what is truly worth the price in her life and her marriage.

Jane Sanderson: Netherwood

Denne ser jeg veldig frem til å lese.

Above stairs, Lord Netherwood keeps his considerable fortune ticking over with the profits from his three coal mines in the vicinity. It’s just as well the coal is of the highest quality, as the upkeep of Netherwood Hall, his splendid estate on the outskirts of town, does not come cheap. And that’s not to mention the cost of keeping his wife and daughters in the latest fashions—and keeping the heir, the charming but feckless Tobias, out of trouble. Below stairs, Eve Williams is the wife of one of Lord Netherwood’s most stalwart employees. When her ordered existence amid the terraced rows of the miners’ houses is brought crashing down by the twin arrivals of tragedy and charity, Eve must look to her own self-sufficiency, and talent, to provide for her three young children. And it’s then that «upstairs» and «downstairs» collide in truly dramatic fashion.

Abby Grahame: Wentworth Hall

 Denne boken er myntet på ungdom. 

Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for. It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been…even as their carefully constructed faÇade rapidly comes undone. Maggie has a secret. And she’s not the only one…the handsome groom Michael, the beautiful new French nanny Therese, the Darlingtons’ teenage houseguests Teddy and Jessica, and even Maggie’s younger sister Lila are all hiding something. Passion, betrayal, heartache, and whispered declarations of love take place under the Darlingtons’ massive roof. And one of these secrets has the power to ruin the Darlingtons forever. When scandalous satires start appearing in the newspaper with details that closely mirror the lives of the Darlingtons, everyone is looking over their shoulder, worrying their scandal will be next. Because at Wentworth Hall, nothing stays secret for long. 

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