Today we're thrilled to welcome Rose Lerner to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Rose writes incredible historical romance and the third book in her Lively St. Lemeston series, Listen to the Moon, just came out on January 5—and just so happens to feature a valet/maid romance. Sound familiar? Yes, we were thinking about Anna and Bates too! So, Rose dove into the world of Downton Abbey and catalogued for you the best Anna and Bates moments from the series. Thanks, Rose!
My new release (Listen to the Moon) is about a valet and a maid falling in love. So when I heard Downton Abbey had a central valet/maid romance, I had to check it out!
I’ll be honest: I ended up with mixed feelings about Anna and Bates. When Bates first came on the show, I really liked him and rooted for him, and I loved how instinctive and immediate his and Anna’s connection was. They were drawn to each other from the first moment, and I bought it. In fact, throughout the first two seasons (which is as far as I’ve gotten, but don’t worry, I don’t mind spoilers!), I loved them best when they were acting as a team, more than when they were talking about their love.
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