Minnie Price married late in life. Now she is widowed. And starving.
No one suspects this respectable church-goer can barely keep body and soul together.
Why would they, while she resides in the magnificent home she shared with Peter?
Her friends and neighbours are oblivious to her plight and her adult step-children have their own reasons to make things worse rather than better. But she is thrown a lifeline when an associate of her late husband arrives with news of an investment about which her step-children know nothing.
Can she release the funds before she finds herself homeless and destitute?
Fans of ‘The Hoarder’s Widow’ will enjoy this sequel, but it reads equally well as a standalone.
I thought that this was a really lovely book to read, it was well written and the author did a great job with the characterisation and really brought the main characters in the book to life. They were genuine and believable and I liked getting to know them.
The story is quite true to what would have been happening for families in this situation during this period and it does make for hard reading at times to read what people would have been going through.
Their resilience and determination is somewhat remarkable and it does make me think of the difference between how people dealt with things then compared to now. It is a well written story that touches on grief, loss, life and friendship and everything that comes along with those feelings.
This is the second in the series but it does read fine to me as a standalone and you won’t be at any detriment if you have not read the previous book.
It is 4 stars from me for this one, it is another lovely book by this author – highly recommended!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Allie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.
She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.
She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages. Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.
She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters, two grandsons and two cockapoos but just one husband – Tim. They live in Cumbria, NW England.
The Widow’s Mite is her tenth novel.
You can contact her via her website at www.allie-cresswell.com
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