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The Orphan in the Peacock Shawl is going on 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. 

The Orphan in the Peacock Shawl by AnneMarie Brear

Genre: Historical Fiction

Tour Dates: 27th January - 2nd February 2022

Publication Date: 27th January 2022

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Reviews only

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Yorkshire Dales 1850


As a terrible storm rages, Annabelle Wallis is shocked to find a distressed young woman at her cottage door, heavy with child. Moments later a baby girl is born. But by dawn, the mother has vanished, leaving behind the helpless child wrapped only in a silk peacock shawl.

When news spreads that Lady Eliza Hartley, sister to wealthy estate owner, John Hartley, has been found dead, Annabelle realises the terrible secret she has stumbled on. Terrified she’ll be blamed for Eliza’s death, Annabelle flees to the filthy slums of York, where she plans to raise the precious orphan as her own.

The cobbled streets of York’s slums are no place for a young woman like Annabelle or a Hartley babe and John Hartley is determined to bring them both home. But Annabelle proves impossible to find.

Annabelle can’t hide forever from the wealthy Hartley family, but can she ever give up the baby she loves?

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About AnneMarie Brear

AnneMarie Brear is the bestselling historical fiction writer of over twenty novels. She lives in the Southern Highlands in NSW, and has spent many years visiting and working in the UK. Her books are mainly set in Yorkshire, from where her family hails, and Australia, between the nineteenth century and WWI.

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

27th January

  1. Tizi’s Book Review

  2. Chez Maximka

  3. Ginger Book Geek

28th January

  1. The Page Ladies

  2. Bookish Jottings

  3. donnasbookblog

29th January

  1. Rachel Brimble Romance

  2. TBHonest

  3. Tea Party Princess

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