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I'm afraid I didn't like the person Tilly had become
on 1 October 2016
Having read the first two of the Tilly Trotter series, I didn't think this book came up to the standard
of the previous ones.
Tilly had a hard time both in the first and second, and I sympathised. But in the third, she is showing signs of being rather
shallow, which doesn't befit the type of character she is depicted by the writer.
After being employed as a nursemaid to Mark Sopwith's children, she then lives with him in the manor and has a child with him.
After his death, she marries his son, who dies in whilst they are both in America, and as a widow, she returns as Mistress of the manor. She Certainly likes to work her way to the top.
Young Steve Magrath, a miner, depicted in all three books, has carried a torch for her, since he was a lad. But she has given him short
thrift throughout. The young man dies a thousand deaths each time she goes to another man.
Then suddenly a woman appears on Steve's horizon, and Tilly becomes jealous.
I'm afraid I didn't like the person Tilly had become, and this third book rather spoiled it for me.