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GIVEAWAY – 3 copies of The Women Who Wouldn’t Leave – WORCESTERSHIRE

30th July 2023

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of The Women Who Wouldn’t Leave by Victoria Scott.

UK only

3 copies of The Women Who Wouldn't Leave

Two women. A community under threat. Can they save their home?

In the peaceful Worcestershire village of Stonecastle, Matilda Reynolds lives a quiet, contented life with her animals for company. Then a fall lands her in hospital, and she must rely on her strange young neighbour, Connie, for help looking after her home.

Connie is coming to terms with her own trauma, and she doesn’t trust easily. But just as the two women embark on an unlikely friendship, the community that brought them together comes under threat.

As they fight to save their beloved estate from a greedy developer, Connie and Matilda discover they have more in common than they thought…


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  2. This novel is set in Worcestershire. Which is your favourite county in England? Share your thoughts with us in the COMMENTS BELOW by Saturday, 12th August 2023. The first three names chosen at random will be sent a copy each of the novel. UK ONLY.

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  1. User: Victoria Bazley

    Posted on: 22/08/2023 at 8:23 pm

    Glorious Kent – beautiful


  2. User: Natalia

    Posted on: 22/08/2023 at 1:34 pm

    I love Cornwall. It’s so beautiful.


  3. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 21/08/2023 at 7:06 pm

    I love Cornwall, I love the amazing scenery


  4. User: Sarah Heath

    Posted on: 21/08/2023 at 5:23 pm

    Kent, I live here and I love it there is so much to do.


  5. User: Maya Russell

    Posted on: 16/08/2023 at 6:42 am

    I don’t live there but I love Kent because there is so much to do there. I love visiting Broadstairs and have been to Hastings and Dover Castle which is just amazing!


  6. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 15/08/2023 at 3:02 pm


    Patricia Avery


  7. User: suan

    Posted on: 14/08/2023 at 4:10 pm

    Yorkshire. Love the scenery and there’s always lots to do


  8. User: Rebecca F

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 7:02 pm

    I’m biased but Yorkshire for sure, it’s got the Dales, the moors, the beautiful coast and some great cities


  9. User: Ellen Stafford

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 6:53 pm

    I love Dorset especially down by Weymouth.


  10. User: reed

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 6:42 pm



  11. User: pluckypuddin

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 5:55 pm

    My favourite county is Norfolk as I think it has a bit of everything for everybody.


  12. User: Nictastic

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 1:30 pm

    North Yorkshire


  13. User: aspella

    Posted on: 12/08/2023 at 12:35 pm



  14. User: John Walker

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:54 pm

    Cumbria for the stunning Lake District.


  15. User: Patricia Barrett

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:48 pm

    Dorset as we love the coastal towns of Bournemouth and Boscombe.


  16. User: Tracy B

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:34 pm

    Essex, I was born there


  17. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:32 pm

    We love to visit Norfolk which has loads of dog friendly places to visit and dog friendly cottages.


  18. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:31 pm

    Cornwall for it’s beautiful coastal walks.


  19. User: yorkie18

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 9:52 pm

    Cornwall. Such a beautiful place, with the friendliest people. So many happy memories there.


  20. User: Bubbles17

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 9:18 pm



  21. User: Katherine McDonald

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 8:39 pm

    I love Cornwall – so beautiful.


  22. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 7:40 pm

    I’m a Lincolnshire lass through and though. I was born here, went away to college with ambitions to travel the world and threatening never to return. However, within a week of finishing college I was introduced to someone who was prepared to teach a penniless newly qualified teacher to drive. Six weeks later we were engaged (without any driving lessons given) and on Wednesday we celebrated 54 years of marriage and living in rural Lincolnshire…..our home and there really is no place like it!


  23. User: Natalia

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 6:30 pm

    I love Yorkshire – it’s utterly picturesque.


  24. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 2:42 pm

    Yorkshire. It was somewhere that always fascinated me and I felt a sense of longing to live there, even as a child growing up in London. It felt like my rightful place. I went to uni in Yorkshire and, although I went south for a bit after graduating I moved permanently to the east coast of Yorkshire more than 20 years ago and I love it. It feels like I belong.


  25. User: clarabella3

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 1:45 pm



  26. User: minilynn3

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 1:19 pm

    I love Northamptonshire where I live because it is very beautiful! Due to it’s central location in the country, it is easy to visit London for days out or equally seaside spots in Norfolk or Lincolnshire! We have lots of pretty villages and countryside but also market towns for shopping and leisure.


  27. User: Sue Barton

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:21 am

    I love Yorkshire as it is so diverse; the spectacular coastline, the rolling Dale’s and the vibrant cities.


  28. User: Jen8

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 10:01 am

    I live in Worcestershire, but my favourite county has always been Shropshire.


  29. User: Rosiej

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 7:56 am

    Looks interesting please count me in


  30. User: Michelle Ptak

    Posted on: 11/08/2023 at 7:32 am

    Having just moved to Cornwall I would have to say here, as I just love exploring all it has to offer … although they say it is not a County but a Duchy! Many thanks


  31. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 10/08/2023 at 8:13 pm

    I love Norfolk, wonderful scenery and no steep hills to struggle up and down


  32. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 10/08/2023 at 11:01 am

    Living here, I have to say Yorkshire! Even if I was unbiased, what’s not to like? Coast, countryside, cities….


  33. User: paul lodge

    Posted on: 09/08/2023 at 7:29 pm



  34. User: Miss Hayley Spencer

    Posted on: 09/08/2023 at 4:31 pm

    Rutland, where I live. Smallest county in England and just beautiful:)


  35. User: Alex Porter

    Posted on: 09/08/2023 at 3:48 pm



  36. User: Isis1981uk

    Posted on: 09/08/2023 at 1:24 pm

    Devon, where I grew up!


  37. User: dana

    Posted on: 08/08/2023 at 2:36 pm



  38. User: mellyjt

    Posted on: 08/08/2023 at 10:58 am

    Gloucestershire, I love stepping back in time walking down Arlington Row


  39. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 07/08/2023 at 2:41 pm

    Cumbria, whenever I visit it is so beautiful


  40. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 07/08/2023 at 2:17 pm

    I love Worcestershire – it feels like home and very nearly is


  41. User: Quod

    Posted on: 07/08/2023 at 10:29 am



  42. User: Amy

    Posted on: 07/08/2023 at 10:19 am



  43. User: Eloiserose22

    Posted on: 07/08/2023 at 12:56 am

    My favourite is West Yorkshire! Where I’ve lived all my life and wouldn’t change a thing. But i do also love Lincolnshire, I think it’s absolutely stunning.


  44. User: natboff

    Posted on: 06/08/2023 at 11:50 pm

    Warwickshire, so beautiful ❤️


  45. User: Tamdy

    Posted on: 06/08/2023 at 11:20 am

    Hampshire where I’ve lived all my life


  46. User: Aymzc

    Posted on: 06/08/2023 at 8:45 am

    I love my home county of Warwickshire, home of Shakespeare. Mary Ann Evans aka George Eliot and the game of Rugby.


  47. User: Tess P

    Posted on: 05/08/2023 at 3:47 pm

    The county I grew up in, Lancashire. Lots of hidden gems and lovely funny people.


  48. User: wildchild

    Posted on: 05/08/2023 at 12:34 pm



  49. User: atebbs

    Posted on: 05/08/2023 at 9:22 am



  50. User: Lisa22

    Posted on: 05/08/2023 at 8:36 am

    I like Yorkshire. I’m lucky in that my brother lives there so I always have a good excuse to go and visit!


  51. User: Nancy Townsend

    Posted on: 05/08/2023 at 2:42 am

    Cumbria is the best as it contains the Lake District – stunningly beautiful.


  52. User: Karen hutchinson

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 10:28 pm

    My favourite county is a hard choice between Cumbria and Cornwall


  53. User: Jen

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 10:10 pm

    Cornwall is a beautiful place


  54. User: Heather N

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 9:33 pm

    Beautiful Kent – The garden of England!


  55. User: smith106

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 2:46 pm

    The book looks great


  56. User: Kelos

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 1:34 pm

    I’m from Worcester so would love to read this, but I do have a soft spot for Cornwall


  57. User: Denise Small

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 12:34 pm

    Derbyshire as I love the Peak District and it’s not as far to get to as some of the UK’s other beauty spots


  58. User: Claire D

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 9:46 am

    I love Devon


  59. User: Sarah Parker

    Posted on: 04/08/2023 at 5:51 am

    I love Oxfordshire – beautiful cotswolds 🙂


  60. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 11:07 pm

    Hampshire as its the home of Jane Austen.


  61. User: Natalie

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 10:22 pm

    Cornwall is beautiful


  62. User: Turtle

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 7:15 pm

    North Northumberland without a doubt 🙂


  63. User: Liz Hardy

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 6:49 pm



  64. User: Kathleen Marsden

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 6:33 pm

    North Yorkshire


  65. User: Sarah Evans

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 3:54 pm

    I love Cornwall. Strolling along the undulating coastal paths and the pretty little harbours and quaint buildings where you can feel the history. Just beautiful.


  66. User: Gul Akkaya

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 1:09 pm

    I love Yorkshire, it’s been so long since I visited there.


  67. User: MaryN

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 1:00 pm

    Devon and Cornwall are beautiful, some of my favourite memories are from visiting there.


  68. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 9:54 am

    Devon. I love the green, rolling hills and the coast – and it’s not too cold!


  69. User: greengablecat

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 9:24 am

    Favourite county is Northumberland – so atmospheric with Holy Island and the dramatic coastline


  70. User: Jomolls

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 7:20 am

    There are so many wonderful places to discover in the UK.


  71. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 03/08/2023 at 5:13 am

    Lancashire so much to see and do
    The fylde coast is beautiful


  72. User: corey468244

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:36 pm



  73. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:32 pm

    Yorkshire (obviously!)


  74. User: Linda Kerr

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:28 pm

    I’d vote for Merseyside. It’s got everything; the kitsch seaside appeal of Southport, the best sand dunes anywhere, red squirrels in Freshfield and the lively buzz of Liverpool.


  75. User: andyi

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:45 pm

    I would choose Dorset.


  76. User: chris2468

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:29 pm

    Which is your favourite county in England . . . got to be Cornwall, closely followed by Yorkshire


  77. User: chloeeee444

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:29 pm

    definitely yorkshire! this book looks fab!


  78. User: chloe

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:27 pm

    definitely yorkshire! this book looks fab!


  79. User: claire woods

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 5:59 pm

    I love the Lake District.


  80. User: suan

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 3:12 pm

    Yorkshire. There’s always something to do or see and the scenery is beathtaking


  81. User: Sally Collingwood

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, this book looks fabulous, great for summer reads in the garden!


  82. User: Marycarol

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 10:52 am

    Beautiful Cornwall


  83. User: Lisa

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 10:22 am

    not really sure as never left scotland


  84. User: Brenda Hackett

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 10:15 am



  85. User: Yvonne @Fiction_Books

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 9:46 am

    I love Cornwall, even though that might be grounds enough for divorce in our house, as hubby much prefers the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.

    Neither are our counties of birth (which are Wiltshire & Hampshire respectively), but I love to listen to the sound of the waves pounding a rocky coastline, whilst hubby much prefers the peaceful tranquillity of woodland and countryside walking.


  86. User: pennwood

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 9:32 am

    Staffordshire is my favourite because it is so diverse


  87. User: shivster

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 9:28 am

    I love Hampshire due to the New Forest


  88. User: David Paterson

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 9:27 am

    Cornwall for the food and scenery


  89. User: AlyCat

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 9:10 am

    Cornwall is so beautiful. The coast and fishing villages are breathtaking!


  90. User: FiLe

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:47 am

    Essex. It’s so much more than Towie.


  91. User: NikyG07

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:43 am

    Shropshire – because of its rolling hills and beautiful towns


  92. User: Amy

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 8:29 am

    My favourite County is Yorkshire


  93. User: MattyCompComp

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 7:55 am

    Cumbria – peaceful, beautiful and the inspiration behind some truly great work.


  94. User: Lowslung

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:59 am

    It’s difficult to choose, I love Northumberland though


  95. User: Ali13

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 6:58 am

    Norfolk – why live anywhere else?


  96. User: Abigail3888

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 4:52 am

    This book sounds great. I would love to win a copy.


  97. User: Sarahdunswomble

    Posted on: 02/08/2023 at 3:02 am

    Oh has to be my home county of Lancashire,to be honest never been out of it much but I do love it,and we have everything,and such contrasts from beautiful wild countryside in the east ,forests and fells , lovely coastlines with fabulous birdlife and haunting skies on !Morecambe bay, cities full of historical importance and great shops and restaurants like Lancaster, Preston, Bolton ( and Manchester and Liverpool historically)….pretty little places like Lytham and Ormskirk still full of character, Blackpool! And other traditional fun holiday resorts…..


  98. User: MARK HOPKINS

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 10:23 pm

    Cumbria for alll it’s beauty.


  99. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 9:41 pm

    The one I live in Shropshire. It has all you need for a peaceful but interesting life


  100. User: Bookmark

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 9:01 pm

    My favourite county is Yorkshire because the scenery is stunning. Plus, today(August 1st) is Yorkshire Day.


  101. User: Chris S

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 8:32 pm

    My favourite county is Wiltshire which is lucky as it’s where I live! It’s central for me to travel everywhere I want to go.


  102. User: Helen Sahl

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 8:29 pm

    For me it is a toss up between Cornwall and Devon.


  103. User: redfox5

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 8:27 pm

    I love Surrey, so many beautiful spots.


  104. User: Glenys

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 8:09 pm

    My favourite county is Devon, I lived in Teignmouth in south Devon for five years, so it gave me a good chance to both work in the county and to explore as well.


  105. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 8:04 pm

    Yorkshire – so much beauty here. And it’s Yorkshire Day today so Happy Yorkshire Day!


  106. User: Linda Acaster

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 7:02 pm

    Beautiful Norfolk


  107. User: fiona waterworth

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 6:39 pm

    north yorkshire with its diverse scenery


  108. User: Jan22

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 5:15 pm



  109. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 4:09 pm

    My home county of Derbyshire x


  110. User: gd

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 4:05 pm



  111. User: Elaine Alexander

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 3:39 pm

    My favourite County is Yorkshire


  112. User: Plumbobmummy

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 3:04 pm



  113. User: betty wickett

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 3:04 pm

    The north country


  114. User: Howard Foster

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 2:58 pm

    East Riding of Yorkshire – Absolute gem with many hidden treasures, great countryside and clifftop walks, beautiful sandy beaches and not crowded


  115. User: AlisonL

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 1:12 pm

    West Yorkshire, where I grew up. Every time I go back I get a real feeling of nostalgia.


  116. User: Joyce Willis

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 11:46 am

    Cornwall – although not even the Cornish beaches are as beautiful as Pembrokeshire (which is in Wales)


  117. User: Pamela Holmes

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 10:55 am

    I love Somerset. The red-brown soil, the plunging combes, the beech hedges and dry stone walls. Makes me shiver with pleasure


  118. User: Pamela Holmes

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 10:53 am

    Free giveaway. Worcestershire is my favourite county.
    I am a Tripfiction member and really enjoy the newsletter.


  119. User: Julie Camm

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 9:57 am

    I love North Yorkshire, fantastic countryside, villages and towns.


  120. User: Anabel Marsh

    Posted on: 01/08/2023 at 9:47 am

    It’s a tough choice between Northumberland, Cumbria and Yorkshire, but I think Yorkshire just edges it. We recently spent a few days walking in the Dales and it was glorious.


  121. User: Sandra Joy Anderton

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 3:27 pm

    The Lake District, Cumbria


  122. User: Jackierob01

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 3:08 pm

    I live in Oxfordshire, such a diverse county, with beech woods, hills, the Rivers, Thames, Windrush and beautiful towns, Oxford, Henley-on-Thames, Banbury. Love living here!


  123. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 2:44 pm

    Dorset. Every time I go there I fall a little bit more in love with it and it’s finally knocked Cumbria and Oxfordshire of joint top spot.


  124. User: Penelope Senior

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 10:58 am

    Almost impossible to choose but I have a soft spot for Dorset


  125. User: Janine

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 8:57 am

    I live on the Devon and Cornwall border so for obvious reasons they are my fave counties, so scenic. x


  126. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 7:42 am

    Love Yorkshire because it has great countryside, lots of history and great cities


  127. User: Vicki Pope

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 7:05 am

    My favourite county is West Yorkshire. Haworth and Brontë country…need I say more?


  128. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 31/07/2023 at 4:42 am

    I do like a book about determined women, these two characters sound great.
    My favourite county is West Sussex where luckily i live. We have the English Channel, the South Downs, historical towns with a buzzing, modern, cafe & arts culture, & frequent sunshine.


  129. User: philatel

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 9:47 pm

    Cumbria – the place of my birth!


  130. User: nickit1987

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 9:19 pm



  131. User: Jac

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 9:19 pm

    Has to be my home county of Shropshire.


  132. User: KarenKisreading

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 7:12 pm

    I love Wiltshire where I have lived for 30 years now. We have a great mix of old and modern.
    I also love the fact that we now have Bert’s Books locally.


  133. User: sararose

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 5:51 pm

    Funnily enough Worcestershire is my favourite county! I spent all my childhood In Malvern and revisit as often as I can as my sisters and their families still live there. The Malvern hills are so beautiful and I would explore them every weekend when I was young.


  134. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 5:14 pm

    I love Sussex because it has sea, green rolling hills and fields of corn, plus lots of interesting places to visit


  135. User: Harris Claire

    Posted on: 30/07/2023 at 4:58 pm

    Being half Cornish, my favourite county has to be Cornwall! There are so many beautiful places there & I love a Cornish pasty & a Cornish cream tea jam on first!)