"A Brilliant and Compelling Read..."

Posted on 2nd April, 2021

I'll be honest. I had hoped that this week I would be showing you a photo of The Surplus Girls' Orphans featured on the books page of a national monthly magazine - but, alas, as it turned out, mine wasn't one of the books that was selected for review.


Instead I'm going to share with you a rather lovely review of The Sewing Room Girl that appeared this week on the Short Book and Scribes book blog site.


Here is a snippet of the review:


"I felt totally drawn into the story, not just of Juliet, but her friends and foes too. Whilst she meets some lovely, lifelong, friends, she also makes some wicked enemies, and all the characters are well-drawn and play an important part in the story which the author weaves together so well. There were quite a few surprises that I never saw coming at all, plenty of heartbreaking moments, and some that made me smile too. I really enjoyed the late 19th century setting, and Juliet’s work as a seamstress. I could put myself right there with her as she designed and made garments, and went from a village setting to the bustling heart of Manchester.


"The Sewing Room Girl is an absolutely brilliant and compelling read that I didn’t want to come to an end. I highly recommend it for all saga lovers."


Wow! Isn't that wonderful? If you would like to read the whole review, click here


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The Sewing Room Girl on Amazon  




1892. When her beloved father dies, Juliet and her mother, the difficult but vulnerable Agnes, are left to fend for themselves. When Agnes lands a job as a seamstress for a titled family, things appear to be looking up. But just as the pair begin to find their feet, Juliet finds herself defenceless and alone.


Without her mother to protect her, Juliet becomes the victim of a traumatic incident and is left to face an impossible dilemma. She flees to Manchester seeking support from her estranged family but comes up against her formidable grandmother, who is determined to bend Juliet to her will. It will take all Juliet’s ingenuity to escape the clutches of her ruthless grandmother and make her own way in life.


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If you follow me on Twitter, head over there to join in a prize giveaway of a copy of The Sewing Room Girl. You'll find the relevant information in my pinned tweet. Good luck!


See you next week.

Susanna / Polly xxx




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