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Where There’s A Will, There’s A Woman
By Mary Mae Lewis
As a teenager, Kath Tyler dreamt of leaving her working-class life behind her and living a more upwardly-mobile one. Born and brought up in the Potteries, she was thrilled to meet gifted engineer, Robert Llewellyn, a schoolteacher based in London.
What Kath had not bargained for though was the eccentric family that she was taking on after marrying Rob: a dotty antiques dealer, a wayward son, a daughter who dabbled in the Dark Arts and a famous Welsh artist – they all tested Kath’s patience and increased her wanderlust.
Intrigued by the promise of a life abroad, the young couple journey to exotic lands; their eventual dream is to be one of the Ten Pound Poms.
Tragedy strikes though and the call of family brings Kath home to the Potteries once more; her shock loss is only tempered by the blossoming of her journalist flair.
Where There’s A Will, There’s A Woman is a powerful and emotional saga that starts in the Swinging Sixties and travels with the reader to the present day. It weaves around the lives and loves of two families who might have been worlds apart, but were brought together by the feisty determination of a Midlands girl, who knew how to smooth over troubled waters.
But… will Kath’s fire and grit be enough to solve two Llewellyn family mysteries?
Time will tell…
Mary Mae is author of the novel Where There’s a Will, There’s a Woman and has had success with short stories; she came runner-up in North Staffordshire’s TOO WRITE adult fiction competition in 2017 and was highly commended in THE POTTERIES PRIZE for flash fiction in 2018. She contributed to Robert Fear’s Travel Stories and Highlights 2019 and his Memorable Stories Anthology 2020.
She’s also been published in the Telegraph and is a published poet.
A retired teacher, Mary came late to becoming a writer and her work is based on true life experiences.
She has been married for over 50 years has 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.
She has travelled extensively, including living in Grand Cayman for four years and Malawi for five.
She now spends half the year in Spain, where she does most of her writing, and half in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire UK.
She blogs on her Face Book page, Where There’s a Will, There’s a Woman, and has just finishing her memoir Don’t Stop the Fiesta, which will be published, and available on Amazon, in the New Year (2021).
Mary Mae Lewis