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The Second Mrs Thistlewood 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 Second Mrs Thistlewood by Dionne Haynes

Genre:  Historical fiction / Women’s Fiction / Biographical Fiction

Tour Dates: 18th - 25th August 2020

Publication Date: 18th August 2020

Formats available: Mobi, Epub or PDF

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 300

Author Content Warning: Has themes of domestic violence (not graphic)

Types of post available: Reviews, guest posts, extracts or Q&As

Regency England. A land of oppression and social discontent.

Arthur Thistlewood is fighting for a revolution. Susan Thistlewood is fighting for freedom. From Arthur.

Battered and bruised by her violent husband, Susan finds comfort in food and books. As Arthur’s legal property, leaving the marriage seems an impossible dream — until a chance encounter with a charismatic Bow Street Runner. In the sanctuary of an inconspicuous London bookshop, the Runner’s easy manner and unexpected generosity compel Susan to pursue a life without her husband.

But will the Bow Street officer provide a key to Susan’s freedom? Or will he place her in the greatest danger of all?

Inspired by true events from the Cato Street Conspiracy of 1820, this is a tale of courage, determination, and love.

About Dionne Haynes

Dionne is a retired doctor, living in Plymouth with her husband. She has a passion for history, the great outdoors, good food and life in general. With her medical career now well behind her, she is enjoying a second career as an author.

In 2015, Dionne finished writing her first novel The Provenance of Lilly, but after careful reflection and consideration of some harsh criticism, she decided not to put it into print. Instead, she worked hard at honing her writing skills, and published her debut novel, Running With The Wind, in 2019. She is currently working on a sequel which will form Book One of The Trelawney Wives series.

Dionne graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1992, and started her medical career in the Royal Air Force. In 1998, she left the military to have her son, and worked in General Practice and Occupational Medicine. The opportunity to retire came in 2014 and Dionne did not hesitate to take it, relishing the opportunity to delve into history books and begin her writing career. Although no longer practising medicine, her medical background has some influence in the plotting of her stories.

While keen to maintain historical accuracy in her writing, Dionne creates stories from real events with sparse recorded details, allowing her imagination to take over and tell a tale of what may have occurred.

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Publication Day Premium Package Schedule

Capacity per day as shown. Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

18th August

  1. Ellesea Loves Reading

  2. donnasbookblog

  3. BookLoverWorm

  4. Just4MyBooks

  5. Little Lion Books

  6. The Bookworm

19th August

  1. The Divine Write

  2. Jaffareadstoo

  3. Curled up with a good book

20th August

  1. The Magic Of Wor(l)ds

  2. Based on a True Story


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