Book Review

Ten Thousand Stitches – Olivia Atwater

Book Title: Ten Thousand Stitches

Series: Regency Faerie Tales #2

Author:  Olivia Atwater

Goodreads Link:

Release Date:  07/19/22

Star Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from Netgalley.

*sigh* I am so in love with these books!

Regency housemaid Euphemia Reeves has acquired a faerie godfather. Unfortunately, he has no idea what he’s doing.

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 Effie win Mr Ashbrooke’s heart. All he asks in return is that Effie sew ten thousand stitches onto his favourite jacket.

Effie has heard rumours about what happens to those who accept help from faeries, 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 prove to be Lord Blackthorn’s overwhelmingly good intentions. – Goodreads

Faerie godfather. Hehehe. I don’t know why that gives me the giggles but it does. I am absolutely charmed by this book series. It is very well written. It’s very easy to slip into the story and then quite hard to put down. This is cozy fantasy/romance but the stories also have a little bit of a serious edge to them.

Effie has trouble expressing her negative emotions. As a woman … you know how that goes. The pressure to always present a sweet, compliant front to others is significant. Especially as a person who does not have the privilege of being from a higher class. Don’t be mistaken. You are still reading and enjoying a regency setting, with all the pretty dresses, balls and charming gentlemen one could want. At the same time you also get a story about a young woman who is learning to use her own agency. Throw in a little bit of unionizing/worker’s rights and it’s a very fun way to look at modern issues.

I love these books so much. I am so looking forward to book 3 which I think comes out in a couple of months. I am on tenterhooks. I can’t recommend them to you enough. Five sparkly stars in the sky.


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