The Widow’s Mite by Allie Cresswell **Book Review** @rararesources

Happy Sunday all!

This was such a cute quirky story that gives you some things to think about.🖤

The Widow’s Mite

Minnie Price married late in life. Now she is widowed. And starving.
No one suspects this respectable church-goer can barely keep body and soul together. Why would they, while she resides in the magnificent home she shared with Peter?
Her friends and neighbours are oblivious to her plight and her adult step-children have their own reasons to make things worse rather than better. But she is thrown a lifeline when an associate of her late husband arrives with news of an investment about which her step-children know nothing.
Can she release the funds before she finds herself homeless and destitute?

Fans of ‘The Hoarder’s Widow’ will enjoy this sequel, but it reads equally well as a standalone.

My Thoughts

This was a quaint quirky little story. Aa follow up to “The Hoarder’s Widow”, but it did work well as a standalone. The only thing is I would have liked a little more of

Maisie’s backstory. This is Maisie and Minnie’s story. Both these ladies have been recently widowed and are dealing with grief, adult children, financial issues, and moving on. Maisie’s story is told in the present. She discovered a big secret while cleaning up her deceased husband‘s stuff and now it is time to tell the children. Minnie’s story is told in the past. Even though it appears on the outside that Minnie is living a lavish life she is really having to pinch every penny. She is being swindled and her stepchildren are being horrific. Really made me think about how you really need to discuss death (as unpleasant as it is) with your loved ones.

I really liked both Maisie and Minnie and found their stories both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I really liked their friends as well (with the exception of one who was quite a witch). I also liked how resourceful Minnie was. And I can’t forget about her adorable dog who she had such an amazing bond with! There were some definite frustrating moments in the story, but the ending was perfection. I’m hoping there is a follow-up to this follow-up.

This book in emojis. 🖤 🧵 🐶 💸

*** Big thank you to the author for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***

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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 Widow’s Mite is her tenth novel.

You can contact her via her website at

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