Downton Abbey Readalikes

Update: Season 3 is here! I What are some of the books you read while you waited? What do you think of the newest episode? Tell us in the comments!

As you prepare for the end of Downton Abbey Season 2, you might find yourself feeling terribly sad to be leaving Great Britain in the 1910s yet again. I know I was quite sad after the end of Season 1 and sought out many novels to fill the void left by Anna & Mr. Bates, Thomas & O’Brien, and the Crawleys.

To help ease the burden, we’ve put together a list of books we think help fill the gaping hole left in our hearts while we wait for Downton Abbey Season 3.


The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin – Like Cora, the Countess of Grantham, The American Heiress’ heroine is a wealthy American that marries a Duke in need of money. Of course, she soon discovers being a Duchess might not be all she wanted or needed.

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton – A love triangle in the Gilded Age. (Just about anything by Wharton will make the wait for Season 3 go by just a bit faster!)

Fall of GiantsFall of Giants by Ken Follett- The first book in Follett’s Century Trilogy follows five families as they navigate the tumultous years of World War I, the Russian Revolution, and woman’s suffrage.

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