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The Women Who Wouldn’t Leave 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 Women Who Wouldn’t Leave by Victoria Scott

Genre: Women’s’ fiction, uplit, commercial fiction

Tour Dates: 3rd - 7th August 2023

Publication Date:  3rd August 2023

Publisher: Aria (Head of Zeus)

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 384

Formats available: Netgalley Widget and UK paperbacks

Types of post available: Review Only

Author Content Warning: Eviction, personal trauma, depression, alcoholism,

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A gripping and uplifting new novel by the author of BA Book of the Month and LoveReading Debut of the Month Patience.

Connie Darke is trying to run away from the traumas in her past, and it's led her home, to the small rural council estate she left almost 20 years earlier.

Matilda Reynolds has spent most of her long life in the Worcestershire village of Stonecastle, and she's content there, with her animals and her solitude. Until a fall lands her in hospital, and Matilda has to turn to her strange young neighbour Connie for help looking after her home.

Out of their tentative arrangement, each woman gains a new sense of community. But before long, that community comes under threat when the council decides to sell the estate, to make way for expensive developments.

Connie and Matilda are determined to fight for their home, whatever it takes...

About Victoria Scott

Victoria Scott has been a journalist for longer than she wants to acknowledge, working for outlets including the BBC, Al Jazeera, Time Out and the Telegraph.

She lives on a Thames island with her husband and two children and a cat called Alice, and when she's not writing she's a university lecturer, freelance journalist and copywriter.

Victoria Scott's first novel, Patience, was the Booksellers Association Book of the Month and LoveReading Debut of the Month.

You can follow Victoria on Twitter @toryscott and on Instagram @VictoriaScottAuthor

Follow Victoria Scott


  • Aria Fiction Facebook
  • Aria Fiction Twitter
  • Head of Zeus Instagram
  • Head of Zeus TikTok
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Blog Tour Schedule


Maximum 5 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

3rd August

  1. Being Anne

  2. Captured on Film

  3. The Enchanted Emporium bookshelf

  4. mrsljgibbs on Instagram

  5. Leanne bookstagram

4th August

  1. Bookish Dreams

  2. Tizi's Book Review

  3. Books, Life and Everything


  5. @tamisreadingcorner

5th August

  1. Nicki's Book Blog

  2. Emzzreads

  3. Broadbean's Books

  4. Stratosphere Kawaii Girl

  5. @duckfacekim09

6th August

  1. Little Miss Book Lover 87

  2. Pen and Paper

  3. Bookish Jottings

  4. Bookshortie

  5. sarah.k.reads

7th August

  1. Eatwell2015

  2. Wendyreadsbooks

  3. Inspiredbypmdd

  4. @MiriamSmith45 - A Mother’s Musings

  5. The Bookish Hermit

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