The Fairies are weeping, my short tale on Amazon.
A pre-arranged wedding, a young girl divided between duty and love, an escape through a gloomy London and a charming man come together, just as the first snow of the season floats down from the winter sky.
The Fairies are weeping
London, 19th Century.
Victoria Ashton is the only daughter of a family born of noble lineage, but on the brink of poverty. Her parents arrange her marriage to Edward Greenwood, the son of merchants, who, while not of noble birth, is of great wealth.
This union could save the Ashton family and revive the family fortunes.
Victoria however, does not want to go through with this marriage as she is afraid of finding unhappiness. But her parents are adamant that she must marry young Mr Greenwood, even though she has never met him.
So, on a cold winter’s evening, Victoria decides to run away. She runs away from home but she doesn’t know the city around her and soon finds herself lost in a gloomy London.
On the way, she meets young Ted. He emerges from a tavern of the lowest order, and yet he soon proves himself to be a gentleman and even offers to take her home,
Although she does not wish to return home, she accepts the stranger’s help.
Unexpectedly, and just as the first snow of the season floats down from the winter skies above London, Victoria’s heart is set ablaze by the young Ted.
And so Victoria finds herself set before the worst dilemma of her life.
Edward or Ted? Duty or love? Can the young woman make a decision? Should she come back home and marry Edward, so she can save her family’s destiny? Or should she run away with Ted, a gentleman of whom she knows nothing?