BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW – The Other Miss Bates by Alice Cressswell

The Other Miss Bates

Jane Bates has left Highbury to become the companion of the invalid widow Mrs Sealy in Brighton. Life in the new, fashionable seaside resort is exciting indeed. A wide circle of interesting acquaintance and a rich tapestry of new experiences – balls at the Assembly rooms, carriage rides and promenades on the Steyne – make her new life all Jane had hoped for. 

While Jane’s sister Hetty can be a tiresome conversationalist she proves to be a surprisingly good correspondent and Jane is kept minutely up-to-date with developments in Highbury, particularly the tragic news from Donwell Abbey.

When handsome Lieutenant Weston returns to Brighton Jane expects their attachment to pick up where it left off in Highbury the previous Christmas, but the determined Miss Louisa Churchill, newly arrived with her brother and sister-in-law from Enscombe in Yorkshire, seems to have a different plan in mind.

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Katie’s 4 Star Review –

The Other Miss Bates: The Second book in the Highbury Trilogy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma 
By Allie Cresswell
4 stars
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I really enjoyed book 1 in this series so I was really looking forward to finding out more about Miss Bates and reading more of Ms Cresswell’s work. Again I enjoyed the book, I thought that it was well written, the author’s descriptive language is really good and again I could imagine everything that I was reading. I love the crossovers from all of the great classics that I have read in the past. I like that although this author has chosen to write in the style of Jane Austen she has copied it exactly, I sure that this would have been very easy to do so the author did a great job with still keeping her own writing style mixed in. The characters were great, as I expected and I loved reading about them. I am really looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy! 

Author Bio – 

Allie Cresswell was born in Stockport, UK and began writing fiction as soon as she could hold a pencil.

She did a BA in English Literature at Birmingham University and an MA at Queen Mary College, London.

She has been a print-buyer, a pub landlady, a book-keeper, run a B & B and a group of boutique holiday cottages. Nowadays Allie writes full time having retired from teaching literature to lifelong learners.

She has two grown-up children, two granddaughters, two grandsons and two cockapoos but just one husband – Tim. They live in Cumbria, NW England. 

The Other Miss Bates is her eighth novel and the second in the Highbury series

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