The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill

Hachette Audio. Mar. 2023. 16:32 hrs. ISBN 9781668621974. $38.99. FANTASY
hey are complete opposites, but sisters Alaine and Delphine would do anything for each other. They grew up on Prospect Hill making bargains with the Fae on the other side of the veil—small requests such as a good harvest or no rain on a wedding day. On the eve of Delphine’s marriage, it seems the two have everything they have ever wanted: Alaine is running the family orchard, and Delphine is marrying into high society. However, as Delphine’s husband turns cruel, Alaine makes increasingly risky bargains. Are the Fae just taking advantage of a good deal, or do they have something more sinister in mind? Miller’s (Rule) cozy historical fantasy evokes a strong feeling of time and place. Jesse Vilinsky’s narration creates an environment in which the sisters and the action come alive. While the plot is slow at the start, by the end, listeners will be enchanted and at the edge of their seats, wondering if Alaine can save her family or if she will lose everything she holds dear.
VERDICT This fable, rich in history, magic, and feminism, is a treat for fans of H.G. Parry’s The Magician’s Daughter. Recommended for general purchase.
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