Book: Faye - A moving Victorian tale by Lilly Adamcategories: Book, Tragedy, Orphan, Romance, Threat, Intrigue, Love, Class Divide, Reunions, Loss, Marriage, Heartbreak, Historical Fiction
Lilly Adamabout this book: In a desperate bid to reach her grandmother's cottage on the outskirts of Oxfordshire in time for her confinement, Faye Butler finds herself stranded on the London to Oxford Highway in the treacherous storms of November 1857 and is forced to give birth to her daughter on the desolate muddy roadside.
Returning from the gaming tables of a notorious West End gentleman's club, Harry Fairbanks orders his carriage to halt as he notices something out of the ordinary at the edge of the highway. Distressed by the harrowing scene which befalls him; a whimpering newborn, submerged in the cold muddy bog alongside her deceased mother, Harry decides to rescue the infant and take her home with him to Harberton Mead house in Oxford. His life is made even more difficult when his wife, Delia and the staff at Harberton Mead become suspicious as to how Harry came upon the child. But, after succeeding to convince her that his story is the truth, Delia Fairbanks, who has yearned for a child for many years, soon forms a strong attachment with baby Faye.
Returning to the gaming tables in a frantic attempt to win back some of his losses, Harry meets the eccentric and extremely wealthy Lyle Dagworth. After confiding in Harry about his melancholy wife who is still in mourning for their child who passed away seven months ago, Harry formulates a devious plan in which he offers Lyle the opportunity to purchase baby Faye.
Meanwhile back at Harberton Mead, the bailiffs arrive with a court order to strip the grand residence of its furniture and any item of any worth and Delia makes the decision that the time to steer her life in a new direction is well overdue.
A gripping Victorian tale full of unexpected twists and surprises; guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.
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