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Blog Tour: Widow’s Lace By Lelita Baldock, March 8th – March 19th 2021

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Widow’s Lace

By Lelita Baldock



March 8th – March 19th 2021


Publication Date: 23 March 2020

Publisher: Independently Published

Page Length: 242

Genre: Historical Fiction / Mystery


A hundred year old mystery, the widow left behind, a fallen soldier, the abandoned fiancée, an unnamed body and the young student determined to find the truth.


In 1886 famous English poet Edward Barrington moves from Derbyshire, England to a farm on the Finniss River, in South Australia. Two years later he disappears.


25 years later, Archie Hargraves abandons his fiancée, Clara and travels from England to meet with Edward’s widow, Rosalind. He plans to write a biography and make a name for himself, independent from his wealthy father. Returning to England in 1914 he abandons his work to join the war in Europe. His journal of notes from Australia is never released.


Ellie Cannon, a young PhD candidate at Sydney University, is writing a thesis on one of Barrington’s last known poems, The Fall. It’s not going well. Struggling with her relationship with her mother and loss of her father, Ellie is on the brink of failure.


Then a body is found by the Finniss River, 130 years after Edward’s disappearance. Could it be the famous poet?


The discovery draws Ellie into the worlds of Edward, Archie and Clara, taking her across Australia and England in her search for the truth.


Covering life in remote South Australia, the social pressures of 1900s Britain and the historical role of women, Widow’s Lace is an historical fiction, mystery cross-over dealing with themes of obsession, fear, love, inner-secrets and regret. But also the hope that can come from despair.


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Lelita Baldock



Lelita has a passion for stories, especially those with a dark undercurrent, or a twist to be revealed.


She hopes to tell interesting stories that people will find themselves drawn into. Stories that are for entertainment and escape, and hopefully a little thrill of the unexpected. She truly enjoys the experience of writing, exploring human traits and reactions, as well as the darkness that can lurk unexpectedly inside anyone.


Born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, Lelita holds a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and History from the University of Adelaide and a Bachelor of Education from The University of South Australia. During her twenties she worked as an English teacher in both Australia and the United Kingdom, teaching the International Baccalaureate curriculum.


Now Lelita and her husband Ryan run a web development business, and she makes time for writing after hours and on weekends. It can mean long days and late nights, but she doesn’t mind, stories are her passion.


Lelita’s long-term goal as a writer is to be able to publish her stories regularly and hopefully appeal to a wide range of readers.


Lelita currently resides in the United Kingdom with Ryan and their beloved rescue-cat, Jasmine.


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Tour Schedule



March 8th

Eclectic Ramblings of Author Heather Osborne

MJ Porter’s Official Blog


March 9th

The Magic of Wor(l)ds

Linnea Tanner’s Official Blog


March 10th

A Darn Good Read


March 11th

The Historical Fiction Blog


March 12th

Historical Fiction with Spirit

The Writing Desk


March 15th

B For Book Review

Candlelight Reading


March 16th

I got lost in a book

The Book Bandit's Library


March 17th

The Whispering Bookworm


March 18th

Oh look, another book!


March 19th

Zoe’s Art Craft and Life

Judith Arnopp’s Official Blog