Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Shelf Control - May 6

Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves sponsored by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up!

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. Here's how to jump on board:
  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • Link back to Bookshelf Fantasies in your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…
This week I am featuring another Kindle freebie I had bought long ago.

BLURB:  Swapping downstairs for upstairs… How hard can it be!?

Look up the phrase ordinary girl and you’ll see a picture of me, Gemma Goodwin – I only look half-decent after applying the entire contents of my make-up bag, and my dating track-record includes a man who treated me to dinner…at a kebab shop. No joke!

The only extraordinary thing about me is that I look EXACTLY like my BFF, Abbey Croxley. Oh, and that for reasons I can’t explain, I’ve agreed to swap identities and pretend be her to star in the TV show about her aristocratic family’s country estate, Million Dollar Mansion.

So now it’s not just my tan I’m faking – it’s Kate Middleton style demure hemlines and lady-like manners too. And amongst the hundreds of fusty etiquette rules I’m trying to cram into my head, there are two I really must remember; 1) No-one can ever find out that I’m just Gemma, who’d be more at home in the servants quarters. And 2) There can be absolutely no flirting with Abbey’s dishy but buttoned-up cousin, Lord Edward.

Aaargh, this is going to be harder than I thought…

DATE BOUGHT: 12/6/14

WHY I BOUGHT IT: Back in the Downton Abbey craze, lots of authors released books tied into the series in some way. As a fan of the show, I opted to pick this one up because I like to enjoy other people's creativity and because sometimes I just need something light to read. 

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it?


Jess @ Jessticulates said...

I haven't heard of this one (and I've also never watched Downton Abbey, sadly!) but this sounds like a fun, quick summer read. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies said...

This does sound like fun! Very cute, and I like the play on Downton Abbey in the title. :)

Cheryl said...

thanks for visiting. Jess, you need to catch some Downton Abbey on Youtube. Sadly, I have the movie here but haven't watched it yet. Lisa, I hope it is a fun read.

neer said...

This seems like something based on the Prince and Pauper story. Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for visiting my blog.