Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
Great Grimsby, 1912
After the death of his father and brother, newlywed fisherman Alec Hardy decides to make a fresh start with his young wife Letty and move from Lowestoft to the thriving fishing port of Grimsby in search of a brighter future.
Young Letty is from farming stock and knows nothing of the hard life as a fishermen’s wife but is willing to leave behind her warm hearted and loving family and embrace the challenge.
But where Alec goes, so does his widowed mother, Carrie and she has yet to come to terms with taking second place in her son’s life. She resents her son’s choice of wife and the two women clash.
With Alec at sea for weeks on end and with her grieving and bitter mother-in-law as her only companion Letty seeks escape among the streets of Fish Dock Wharf.
Can Letty help them break free from the shadows of the past or will she be bound by Carrie’s 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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With the first page you’ll find yourself in a grimy old building that is now your home that you share with your new husband and his mother. Each page of this story makes you feel that you’re right there in this fishing village. It’s not a life of beauty or ease for this newlywed couple but they are in love and just happy to be together. Dorcas, the husband’s mother, is with them and not happy. She’s not happy that her husband and other son died long ago at sea. She doesn’t approve of the girl he married. The mother in law is so judgemental and critical, it makes it hard to be filled with joy,
The mother in law, Dorcas, is determined to treat Lettie in a cold manner. She wants Lettie to braid nets because it’s what she does, to make money. Lettie goes out and finds herself a job that suits her personality and gifts. She’s good at sales and organizes a store to help them maximize their earnings.
Alec will soon come home and the family dynamic will again be difficult. I enjoyed the writing and the characters in this book. There was plenty of humor in the story to keep the book from becoming depressing.
@2022, copyright Lisa Ehrman
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read and review The Women of Fishers Wharf, Lisa. Have a wonderful weekend. Tracyx