My Review: Letty moved to a new place and grimey new home when she married Alec with his mother Dorcas. The story is set around the time the Titanic sank. There is a lot of tension between Letty and her motherinlaw, especially because Alex is a fisherman due out to sea. I laughed at the comment about big red ears and one statement really stuck with me. An enjoyable, engaging read. Love the feel and vibe of the time.

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The Women of Fisher’s Wharf

Great Grimsby, 1912

Newlywed fisherman Alec Hardy decides to make a fresh start with his young wife Letty and move to the thriving fishing port of Grimsby in search of a brighter future.

Letty is from farming stock and knows nothing of the hard life as a fishermen’s wife but is willing to embrace the challenge with Alec.

But where Alec goes, so does his widowed mother, Dorcas and she has trouble coming to terms with taking second place in her son’s life.

With Alec at sea for weeks on end, the two women clash and Letty seeks escape from her bitter mother-in-law amongst the streets of Fish Dock Wharf.

Can Letty help them break free from the shadows of the past or will she be bound by Dorcas’ insistence that they cling to the old ways?

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Tracy Baines is the bestselling saga writer of The Variety Girls series, originally published by Ebury, which Boldwood will continue with. She was born and brought up in Cleethorpes and spent her early years in the theatre world which inspired her writing. The first title of her new saga series for Boldwood – set amongst the fisherfolk of Grimsby – will be published in October 2022.

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