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The Winter Waif 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 Winter Waif by Lynette Rees

Genre: Historical Saga

Tour Dates: 8th - 14th January 2024

Publication Date: 8th January 2024

Formats available: Netgalley Widget

Publisher: Boldwood Books

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Reviews only

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1884 - When Betsan Morgan’s mother succumbs to a devastating illness, she doesn't think her life could get much worse. But then her father moves in his new beau, an unserious flitty woman and coincidentally also the bargirl in the pub he works in, and she soon learns her house is no longer a home.

All she can do is sit in the attic and stare at the portrait of her mother. Her new stepmother, Elinor, couldn’t even let them have the grace of keeping it in the hallway.

When Elinor takes things too far – selling her dear mother’s beloved sewing machine – Betsan decides to flee, leaving in search of her estranged aunt, who she last heard was living in the working district of Merthyr Tydfil.

But the dank and dark place is not somewhere a twelve-year-old girl should stray alone, and lest she want to end up in a workhouse, she’ll have to watch her step…

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About Lynette Rees

Lynette Rees is the bestselling author of several historical fiction titles and lives in Wales. Previously published by Quercus, her first novel for Boldwood, The Winter Waif, set in Victorian Wales, will be published in January 2024. 

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Blog Tour Schedule

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

8th January

  1. YorkshireCarly’s Book Reviews

  2. Leanne bookstagram


9th January

  1.  @Leona.OMahony

  2.  Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

10th January

  1.   Silkybookloverfun

  2. Bookish Jottings

11th January

  1.  Novel Nerd Blog

  2.  @penfoldlayla

12th January

  1.  QuirkyBookReads

  2.  The Staffymum's Book Nook

13th January

  1.  Ginger Book Geek

  2.  TBHonest

14th January

  1.  Sheila's Reading Corner


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