“And it had all happened because she’d had the courage to leave Michigan, come to see the making of the show she loved, and follow her dream.”
Title: Beauchamp Hall
Author: Danielle Steel
Publisher: Delacorte Press (November 20th, 2018//first published 2001)
Beauchamp Hall Synopsis
Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college, moving to New York City, and pursuing a career in publishing. Then real life got in the way when she left college and returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother. Years later, stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship, Winnie has concluded that dreams were meant for others. She consoles herself with binge-watching the British television series that she loves, Beauchamp Hall, enthralled by the sumptuous period drama set on a great Norfolk estate in the 1920s. The rich upstairs-downstairs world brilliantly brought to life by superb actors is the ultimate in escapism.
On the day Winnie is passed over for a long-overdue promotion, she is also betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Heartbroken, she makes the first impulsive decision of her conventional life—which changes everything. She packs her bags and flies to England to see the town where Beauchamp Hall is filmed. The quaint B & B where she stays feels like home. The brother and sister who live in the castle where the show is filmed, rich in titles but poor in cash, are more like long-lost friends than British nobility. And the show itself, with its colourful company and behind-the-scenes affairs, is a drama all its own.
Winnie’s world comes alive on the set of the show. What happens next is the stuff of dreams, as Winnie takes the boldest leap of all. Beauchamp Hall reminds us to follow our dreams. . . . You never know what magic will happen!
Beauchamp Hall Review
I love this book! I love Winnie’s odyssey of chasing her dreams and making it comes true. After being cheated by her eleven years sex-addict boyfriend, betrayed by her childhood best friend and not being promoted at her workplace due to her boss’ favouritism, all shits in one day, she decided to leave her hometown and get out of her comfort zone. Magical things happen and her luck is slowly unfolded in a beautiful way after all the unfortunate series.
Upon reading this book, I was really pissed off when it comes to her crazy boyfriend. I cringed every time the book mentioned her boyfriend cause like seriously, don’t you have any better things to do other than sex? Those fetish thingy sex?! And her best friend really pissed me off as well. Are there no more guys you want other than your best friend’s boyfriend? But yeah, glad it all happened or else Winnie won’t be able to leave the situation with flaming spirit.
Based on this book, it’s true that sometimes when life knocks us down, its time for us to leave our comfort zone and seek our true self, to go for something we want and what we love doing. It might seem impossible at first and need a lot of courage but we won’t know unless we try. And somehow somewhere things will happen better than what we expect and how we want it to be. This book is a very good read and enjoyable! Trust me you won’t feel boring having this in your hand.