HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY – ‘A Hundred Tiny Threads’ by Judith Barrow – the prequel to the Howarth Family Series was published a few days ago. Starting in 1911 over the years we uncover the threads that bind Winifred and Bill together.

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds
of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret.

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the packed launch event of this long awaited book at Waterstones in Carmarthen.

You can read all four books in any order, they are stand alone books but as we discussed this issue with Judith, the consensus was that reading them in the order they were written might be the best option.

I’ve been a fan of Judith’s amazing stories and her lovable persona for years and enjoyed joining her large group of readers and supporters. Here are some images from the night and the plot of the book. 

It’s 1911 and Winifred Duffy is a determined young woman eager for new experiences, for a life beyond the grocer’s shop counter ruled over by her domineering mother.

The scars of Bill Howarth’s troubled childhood linger. The only light in his life comes from a chance encounter with Winifred, the girl he determines to make his wife. 

Meeting her friend Honora’s silver-tongued brother turns Winifred’s heart upside down. But Honora and Conal disappear, after a suffrage rally turns into a riot, and abandoned Winifred has nowhere to turn but home.

The Great War intervenes, sending Bill abroad to be hardened in a furnace of carnage and loss. When he returns his dream is still of Winifred and the life they might have had… Back in Lancashire, worn down by work and the barbed comments of narrow-minded townsfolk, Winifred faces difficult choices in love and life.

All books by Judith Barrow on the Honno website

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This is her blog tour, if you want to follow the trail of reviews and interviews:

Friday 25th August www.intheplottingshed.com
Saturday 26th August merrynallingham.com/blog/
Sunday 27th August www.lindasbookbag.com
Monday 28th August madalynmorgan.blogspot.co.uk
Tuesday 29th August www.clareflynn.co.uk
Wednesday 30th August www.annemariebrear.com
Thursday 31st August jennylloydwriter.wordpress.com
Friday 1st September rosieamber.wordpress.com
Saturday 2nd September mylife428.wordpress.com
Sunday 3rd September www.adriennemorris.com
Monday 4th September itsallaboutthebooksblog.wordpress.com
Tuesday 5th September julietgreenwoodauthor.wordpress.com