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The Factory Girl and the Fey + Giveaway!

The Factory Girl and the Fey
by Nadine Galinsky Feldman

Publication Date: October 14, 2021

Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

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 as an infant, 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 to 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 to the Fey who remind us that magic is real when we believe in it.


Do you know what sort of novel pairs perfectly with the beginning of autumn? A wonderous novel. One that makes you snuggle down into your warm blanket while you daydream about rain, soft candles and fairy magic. So grab yourself a copy of The Factory Girl and the Fey, and let’s get to chatting.

This novel is an enjoyable blend between reality and fey, history and fantasy. Nadine Galinsky Feldman does a perfect job at describing life for Jane Thorburn as a “factory girl” in the early 1900’s, from the cold-hard-reality of it, to the lack of beauty and peace. She did a beautiful job of bringing magical Scotland to the forefront of the plot, while also highlighting some of Jane’s mental health struggles from her childhood with skill and diplomacy. The flow of the story between the ‘real world’ and the fey world are seamless. (The fantasy-lover in me wanted to move in with the fey, I confess.) The plot moves along at a nice pace, and the novel itself is easy to read.

I do feel that the characters hit a slight plateau in their development, but do not believe that this negatively impacted the plot or the flow of the novel.

Bottom Line: Come see why historical fantasy is the world’s best book genre.


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About the Author

Nadine Galinsky Feldman is an author of women’s and historical fiction. Her novel What She Knew was a finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book awards. The Foreign Language of Friends was a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Chick Lit category. It was also named a Gold Medal Winner, Women’s Issues, in the 2011 eLit Book Awards.

As an editor, Nadine produced Patchwork and Ornament: A Woman’s Journey of Life, Love, and Art by Jeanette Feldman, which won the 2010 Indie Excellence Award for Best Memoir.

Her first book, When a Grandchild Dies: What to Do, What to Say, How to Cope, provided grief support to an underserved population.

When not working on her many writing projects, Nadine loves traveling, gardening, genealogy, and yoga. She lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York state.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Thursday, October 14
Guest Post at Novels Alive
Review at Books, Cooks, Looks
Review at With a Book in Our Hands

Friday, October 15
Review at Bibliostatic

Monday, October 18
Review at Booking With Janelle

Tuesday, October 19
Review at 100 Pages a Day
Interview at Books & Benches

Wednesday, October 20
Review at Gwendalyn’s Books

Thursday, October 21
Review at Chicks, Rogues, and Scandals

Friday, October 22
Review at Pursuing Stacie

Monday, October 25
Review at momma_doc_reads

Tuesday, October 26
Review at Jessica Belmont

Wednesday, October 27
Review at A Girl Reads Bookss

Thursday, October 28
Review at Historical Fiction with Spirit


Enter to win a paperback copy of The Factory Girl and the Fey by Nadine Galinsky Feldman!

The giveaway is open to US addresses only and ends on October 28th. You must be 18 or older to enter.

The Factory Girl and the Fey

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