When her absent husband Tom Crawford erupts back into her life, Tildy refuses to have anything to do with him. He snatches their child in order to force her hand. Searching for them, she takes a well paid job as pointer, grinding needles, but the male pointers resent her....
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Pointing Woman Reviews
The Tildy series is unlike most other historical romances in being very detailed, down to earth and gritty. In this book the nail making trade begins to be mechanised, partly in order to reduce the metal dust which makers breathed in and which killed them early. But this was well paid and prestigious in the community and men realised that machinery would allow women - such as Tildy - to do their work. I find you can read the books in whatever order you come across them, then go back and fill in the gaps. Worcestershire is well depicted and customs, trades like nail making and travelling farm labourer and their hardships are brought to our notice. Life was very physical and tough for all but a few, whose viewpoints are also shown. The author Sara Fraser is actually a man, a former soldier called Roy Clews according to Goodreads. This accounts for his portrayal of the male viewpoint in all his books, alternating with the courageous Tildy's viewpoint. I believe this also explains why hard work is looked at in such detail and so much gritty realism is shown. This series is excellent for those who don't mind some strong language and adult behaviour in context and who know there is more to historical romance than ballgowns. This is an unbiased review.