A Winter's Wish

A Winter's Wish

A festive and heartwarming winter 2022 saga

Judy Summers


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Praise for Judy Summers:

'I thoroughly enjoyed this book... The characters are well drawn and believable' Lyn Andrews

'Fascinating insights into Victorian Liverpool and a heart-warming story make for an inspiring read' Mollie Walton

Can she save her family when they need her the most?

Liverpool, 1847. At seventeen, Delilah Shaw is the eldest of the eight Shaw siblings, and the one who must take charge when her mother and brother die in a tragic manner, and her father is left disabled in an accident at the docks.

Taking care of the cooking, cleaning, washing and childcare is hard enough, but when they can no longer afford to live in the family home, Delilah must make the heartbreaking choice to leave it and to take two of her younger sisters to the workhouse.

Determined to earn enough to get them back, Delilah conjures up a plan to start a flower-selling business, with the support of her new friends, Irish siblings Bridget and Frank, as well as trusted dockworker Abraham.

But as her father's drinking habit gets worse, and her siblings grow weaker, Delilah must ask whether she can really forge a better life for her family before it's too late?


Judy Summers:
Judy Summers is an avid reader, historian and mother of three. Her forebears – some of whom probably entered England via Liverpool in the Victorian era – were miners, labourers and domestic servants. She finds these lives far more interesting than those of the upper classes. Judy lives in the English countryside with her family, and is a keen baker and gardener.