1908, Manchester. Mary Maitland is an attractive and intelligent young woman determined to strike out on her own and earn a living. Finding work at a women’s employment agency, her creative talent is soon noticed and Mary begins writing articles for newspapers and magazines.
But being of independent and progressive mind are troublesome traits when those you hold dear must constantly live up to the expectations of the well-to-do family to which they are linked. With increasing pressures from the powers that be, can Mary find the fine line between honouring her family and honouring herself?
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The Poor Relation is another wonderful, engaging read from this talented author which will keep you reading long after bedtime.
Once again the author has obviously done her research and I felt truly transported to the early 1900s and enjoyed living all the historical events that happened at that time. Suzanna knows how to write fantastic female characters who are brave and willing to fight for what they believe in. Mary Maitland was another fabulous lead character and I really enjoyed following her throughout the book. All of the characters seem very realistic, with the author giving them a great backstory which allows the reader to get to know them better.
Overall I thought this was an absorbing, fast paced book which I flew through in a couple of days. There was always lots going on to keep my interest and I found that I wanted to keep reading to find out what would happen next as the characters had started to feel like old friends. I can’t wait to read more from this author!
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Allison and Busby for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Susanna Bavin has variously been a librarian, an infant school teacher, a carer and a cook. She lives in Llandudno in North Wales with her husband and two rescue cats, but her writing is inspired by her Mancunian roots.