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The fairy bargains of Prospect Hill / Rowenna Miller.

Miller, Rowenna, (author.).


"On Prospect Hill, you can get nearly anything you want from the Fae--if you know how to ask and if you can pay the price. There is no magic on Prospect Hill--or anywhere else, for that matter. But just on the other side of the veil is the world of the Fae, and all their magic. Generations ago, the first farmers on Prospect Hill learned to bargain small trades to make their lives a little easier--a bit of glass to find something lost, a cup of milk for better layers in the chicken coop. Much of that old wisdom has been lost as the riverboats gave way to the rail lines and the farmers took work at the copper works and the cotton mill. Alaine Fairborn's family, however, was always superstitious, and she still hums the rhymes to find her lost shoe and ensure dry weather on her sister Delphine's wedding day. But when Delphine confides her new husband is not the man she thought he was, Alaine will stop at nothing to help her sister escape his abuse. Small bargains buy them time, but the progress of locomotives and factories hasn't given way to equitable laws for women. A major bargain is needed, but the price for sweeping change may be more than they're willing to pay"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780316378475 (trade paperback)
  • ISBN: 031637847X (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: 408 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Redhook, 2023.
Subject: Fairies > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Abused wives > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2023 January

    In Miller's (Rule) latest, the worldbuilding and historical folklore is richly detailed, while the ties of fairy and family create an intriguing plot. Sisters Alaine and Delphine know their family's history on Prospect Hill—one told through the generations as having come to them through the power of the Fae. Even as the land has changed, with farms slowly shrinking and rail lines and mills taking priority, their family farm and orchards survive and thrive, and if bits of ribbon and glass offerings disappear the next day, who is to say why? When Delphine's new husband is not the man she expected him to be, Alaine is sure that she can bargain, yet small prizes only yield small gains. A major bargain is the only thing that will create the change the sisters need, but the price is one that neither had expected to pay. VERDICT A bold story of sisterhood, societal expectations, and the lengths women may be willing to travel for love and freedom. Fans of Alix E. Harrow's The Once and Future Witches will find this fierce and folkloric tale a terrific read.—Kristi Chadwick

    Copyright 2023 Library Journal.

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