A novel about love, magic, and impossible choices
Jane Thorburn straddles two worlds: her life as a "factory girl" in Scotland's mills, and her birthright as fairy royalty. Abandoned by her parents, and uncertain about the true motives of the Fey, she learns to depend only on herself. All she wants is to be a great weaver and maintain her independence.
The Fair Folk, fighting for their very survival, have other plans for her, as does the handsome and charismatic Robert Stein. What life will she choose? And will she even have a choice?
A historical fantasy inspired by the author's ancestors, The Factory Girl and the Fey is an affectionate tribute to the women who helped fuel Scotland's Industrial Age, from the workers to the poets...and the Fey who remind us that magic is real when we believe in it.