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The Mersey Mistress is going on a blog tour with Rachel's Random Resources. If you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Mersey Mistress by Sheila Riley


Genre: Saga

Tour Dates: 6th - 12th April 2021

Publication Date: 6th April 2021

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone First Book in a new series

Estimated Word Count: 81k words

Types of post available: Review Only

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Ruby Swift is a hard-working, straight-talking woman of substance who does not suffer fools gladly,
But when tragedy strikes on a bitter Christmas Eve, Ruby and her beloved Archie take matters into their own hands when a trusted employee’s house is mysteriously engulfed by flames and lives are lost.

Orphaned by the fire, Ruby welcomes heartbroken sixteen-year-old Anna Cassidy, into her home and family but circumstances conspire against them and she is unable to save Anna’s twelve-year-old brother Sam Cassidy, who is sent by the Church to Canada as a Homeboy. 

Can Ruby help mend a broken heart and can these two children ever be reunited or is there another higher game in play?

Mersey Mistress takes you on a journey to another time, another place. From the banks of the River Mersey to the frozen waters of the Canadian Saint Laurence River.

About Sheila Riley

Sheila Riley wrote four #1 bestselling novels under the pseudonym Annie Groves and is now writing a new saga trilogy for Boldwood under her own name. She has set it around the River Mersey and its docklands near to where she spent her early years. She still lives in Liverpool. Her new trilogy began with The Mersey Orphan in September 2019.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

6th April

  1. QuirkyBookReads

  2. Jera's Jamboree

  3. Books, Life and Everything

7th April

  1. PuzzlePaws

  2. Confessions of a Bookaholic

  3. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

8th April

  1. Nicki's book blog

  2. Gina Rae Mitchell 

  3. Me And My Books

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