#BlogTour #LoveBooksTours @LoveBooksGroup / #QandAs : The Tobacconist’s Wife – AnneMarie Brear @annemariebrear

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Today I’m on the ‘The Tobacconist’s Wife’ blogtour, organised by Love Books Tour.
To promote this book I have a Q&As post, but before I let you read it first some ‘basic’ information.

About the Author :

ufVnzFvwAward winning & Amazon UK Bestseller 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, travelling, watching movies, spending time with family and eating chocolate – not always in that order! She is the author of historical family saga novels.

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Synopsis :

tyaiz98AHaving 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?

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK

Q&A :


First of all thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions, I really appreciate it. Here we go! 🙂

Can you, for those who don’t know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?
I’m an Australian born author of historical sagas set in England and/or Australia mostly in the Victorian and Edwardian/WWI eras. I started writing in 1997 and was first published in 2006. My books have become Amazon bestsellers.

Which books did/do you love to read as a child/now as a grown-up?
I read a lot as a child and enjoyed Enid Blyton’s stories, as well as Black Beauty and The Silver Brumby.

Is there a writer whose brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?
No, not really. I’ve been writing for a long time and although I keep learning about the business side of being an author, I don’t feel the need to seek advie on how to write my books. I think each writer has to write in their own style, but new writers should be encouraged to ask for advice and learn the trade.

If you could, which fictional character (from your own book(s) or someone else’s) would you like to invite for tea and why?
I’d love to have aparty and invote all my female characters to it and see how they interact with each other. That would be great.

Do you have some rituals or habits whilst writing?
I like to write in the mornings after breakfast when the house is quiet.

Where do you come up with your idea(s)? Do people in your life need to be worried? 😉
No, no one needs to be worried. All my stories are entirely fictional and set in the past. I find ideas from all sorts of sources, especially when I’m researching historical facts. Sometimes, I’ll come across something that piques my interest for another story.

Are you a plotter or do you go with the flow, as a pantser?
I’m a go with the flow kind of writer. I let the characters take me on a journey.

Can you give novice writers some tips (do’s/don’ts)?
One of my tips would be after finishing your story put it away for a few weeks and not look at it. Work on something new, then bring out the story and read it again and you’ll be surprised by how much you’ll see with fresh eyes that might need work.

What are your futureplans as an author?
To continue to write stories that readers enjoy. I would like to write until I’m too old and have to retire. I’d like to see all my books made into audio and hopefully one day some of my books made into movies. I dream big! 😊

Last, but not least : Can you give my readers one teaser from your book, which is featured here on my blog, please?

Behind the shops were two yards, one each, fenced and gated. The river ran at the end of the yards and he could see across to the bank on the other side. Boats of all shapes and sizes plied the water as busy as any road. From somewhere a siren sounded, ending the day’s shift for the workers.
Aware that he was losing the light, Adam tried the latch on the gate, but it was locked. The fence was high, well over seven feet – for he was six feet tall and he couldn’t see over it. He tried the latch again, to no avail.
‘May I help you?’
Adam spun around at the voice and flushed, as though caught breaking into someone’s house. He stared at the woman as she raised her eyebrows at him, her alluring moss green eyes full of inquiry.
‘I apologise. I wasn’t meaning any harm. That is … I was simply trying to see if the gate was open.’
‘Why? The shop and rooms above are empty.’
‘Yes, I understand that.’
‘No one lives here. Are you looking for someone?’
‘No. I wish to inspect the property, and am doing so with an agent, in the morning, at ten o’clock.’ Good heavens, why was he explaining himself like a child?
She relaxed a little, the stiffness leaving her shoulders and she gave him a tiny smile, a mere lift of the corners of her mouth.
‘I’m Thea Goodson, from the tobacconist’s shop next door.’
‘Adam Fitzwilliam.’ Adam held out his hand for her to shake, and after a slight hesitation she did so.

Isn’t that a great reason to pick up this book and to find out more?!
Thanks once again for this lovely interview, AnneMarie Brear.

The Magic of Wor(l)ds

Love Books Tour Host

P.S. Are you an author (or publisher) who also wants a FREE interview like this? You can always contact me via e-mail!

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