A truly emotional read, The Tobacconist’s Wife is an epic story of second chances and holding fast to the belief that love conquers all.
For any one that enjoys a romance that gives you hope that soul mates will find each other, this is your book! There is a trigger warning needed for abuse -so be warned before you read if that is an issue for you. However, this does play a crucial part in the story.
Once again, we realize how little choice Victorian women had in choosing their own path. Marriage did not always bring love and happiness but it could provide security -sometimes a very high cost. AnneMarie Brear does a fantastic job showing people striving for a better life despite their coming from opposite backgrounds. I really enjoyed the dual perspectives throughout the book.
From the bestselling author of The Slum Angel.
Having lost her father, Thea Goodson is alone in the world.
It is true she has a husband, but Ernie is a brutal man, more inclined to use his fists to keep Thea in line than to build on their marriage. And besides, Ernie Goodson has secrets – secrets that even his wife cannot share.
But in Victorian Yorkshire, appearances must be kept up, so Thea goes on powdering her bruises and forcing a smile as she toils in Ernie’s home and tobacco shop. There seems to be no other option.
That is, until a handsome and well-bred stranger arrives to set up shop next door…
Can Thea escape her misery and break from the conventions of society? Or will the clutches of her abusive husband confine her forever?
The Tobacconist’s Wife is the latest book from AnneMarie Brear, the highly acclaimed author of bestselling The Slum Angel. Perfect for fans of Catherine Cookson, Dilly Court and Rosie Goodwin.
THE TOBACCONIST’S WIFE
BY ANNEMARIE BREAR
Publication Date: November 12, 2020
Paperback & eBook; 244 pages
Genre: Historical Romance/Victorian
About the Author
Amazon UK bestseller and award-winning Australian author, AnneMarie Brear has been a life-long reader and started writing in 1997 when her children were small. She has a love of history, of grand old English houses and a fascination of what might have happened beyond their walls. Her interests include reading, historical research for her novels, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate – not always in that order!
Blog Tour Schedule
Saturday, November 14
Excerpt at Passages to the Past
Sunday, November 15
Review & Excerpt at Bookworlder
Monday, November 16
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit
Tuesday, November 17
Guest Post at Novels Alive
During the Blog Tour, we are giving away 2 eBooks of The Tobacconist’s Wife! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.
The giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on November 19th. You must be 18 or older to enter.
Direct Link: https://gleam.io/competitions/0dze8-the-tobacconists-wife
Thank you to Amy at HFVBT for allowing me to join this book tour. Thank you to Anna Marie Brear for giving a voice to Victorian women and writing this beautiful book.