Ten Thousand Stitches (Regency Faerie Tales #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the Regency Faerie Tales series.

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What a wonderful romp! Not overly saccharine, but playful and earnest, with a strong workers' rights streak. The romance is more understated in approach, yet still swoony and adorable. Effie -- a Regency-era English housemaid with a knack for restraining her righteous anger -- strikes a deal with the effusive faerie lord of Blackthorn. In three months, the two must convince Effie's employer's son, Benedict, to marry her. In return, Blackthorn merely wants his jacket embroidered. Should they fail to win over Benedict, Effie will become Blackthorn's maid instead. The wager should be straightforward enough -- Blackthorn wants very genuinely to help! But his accidental sabotages may create a world of trouble for them both.

— Ari

Description


A housemaid needs some magical help when she falls for a high-society gentleman in this captivating historical fantasy full of wit, charm, and heart-fluttering romance.

Effie has most inconveniently fallen in love with the dashing Mr. Benedict Ashbrooke. There’s only one problem: Effie is a housemaid, and a housemaid cannot marry a gentleman. It seems that Effie is out of luck until she stumbles into the faerie realm of Lord Blackthorn, who is only too eager to help her win Mr. Ashbrooke’s heart. All he asks in return is that Effie sew ten thousand stitches onto his favorite jacket.

Effie has heard rumors about what happens to those who accept magical bargains. But life as a maid at Hartfield is so awful that she is willing to risk even her immortal soul for a chance at something better. Now she has one hundred days—and ten thousand stitches—to make Mr. Ashbrooke fall in love and propose…if Lord Blackthorn doesn’t wreck things by accident, that is. For Effie’s greatest obstacle might well be Lord Blackthorn’s overwhelmingly good intentions. 

An enchanting faerie tale set in Olivia Atwater’s magical version of Regency England, Ten Thousand Stitches is “a delightful, romantic romp” (Hannah Whitten) with a Cinderella twist and heaps of heart. 

Praise for the Regency Faerie Tales

"Smart and subversive, these charming romances will ignite your heart—and your hope." —Shelley Parker-Chan

"Whimsical, witty, and brimming over with charm." —India Holton

"Sweeps you off your feet in the swooniest way possible." —Megan Bannen

"I wolfed this down with great pleasure." —KJ Charles

"Warm, sparkling with magic, dangerous, and delightful." —Tasha Suri

"Whimsical but never frivolous, sweet but not sugary. I loved it." —Alix E. Harrow

About the Author


Olivia Atwater writes whimsical historical fantasy with a hint of satire. She lives in Montreal, Quebec with her fantastic, prose-inspiring husband and her two cats. When she told her second-grade history teacher that she wanted to work with history someday, she is fairly certain this isn't what either party had in mind. She has been, at various times, a historical re-enactor, a professional witch at a metaphysical supply store, a web developer, and a vending machine repairperson.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316462907
ISBN-10: 031646290X
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Regency Faerie Tales