Book 2 in The Surplus Girls series:


The Surplus Girls' Orphans


Manchester, April 1922 

Molly Watson has had enough. Engaged for the past three years to a penny-pinching pedant, she decides she would rather be a surplus girl than marry a man she doesn't truly love. Aware of the need to support herself if she is to remain single, she joins the Miss Heskeths' business school to learn new skills and a whole new world opens up for her.


When she gets a job at St Anthony's Orphanage, she finds herself drawn to the caretaker, Aaron Abrams. But a misunderstanding leaves them at loggerheads and damages her in the eyes of the children she has come to care for so deeply. Can she recover her reputation, her livelihood and her budding romance before it's too late?


The second book in The Surplus Girls series will be published in January 2021.






The Surplus Girls' Orphans will be published in January 7th 2021. It will be available as a paperback and in e-book format across various platforms.


Here is the paperback pre-publication link.


Here is the Kindle pre-publication link.




The audio book version of The Surplus Girls' Orphans will be read by Julia Franklin, who read The Surplus Girls.


Julia is also the reader of my Susanna Bavin books. Here she is recording A Respectable Woman.

More About The Surplus Girls' Orphans


Have you ever wondered how a book cover comes into being? Click here to read about the development of the book's front cover and the part I played in it.


Click here to be taken to a piece about a writing holiday during which I wrote several chapters of The Surplus Girls' Orphans.


Top to bottom: Kitty Wilson, Jane Cable, Cass Grafton, Kirsten Hesketh and yours truly.