Lincolnshire, 1811. Miss Sophia Landon is the daughter of an impoverished clergyman. Her father’s health is failing fast, but who wants to marry a woman without birth, beauty or wealth? Her prospects are limited indeed - until her friendship with the town’s fae denizens earns her passage to the otherworldly realm of Aylfenhame. Could her fate truly lie beyond the shores of England?
There she meets Aubranael, a young man with a warm heart and a ruined face. In Sophy he sees the answer to his loneliness, but how can a disfigured Aylir hope to win her heart? When a mysterious witch offers him the temporary gift of beauty, he eagerly accepts: and so begins an adventure that could change his life, and Sophy’s, forever.
Charlotte E. English is one of those people who began writing as a child and never managed to stop. She published her first novel, Draykon, in 2011, and two other books quickly followed, completing the Draykon Series. To date she has written and published eight fantasy novels and four novellas, and has a head full of far more ideas than she can ever hope to have time to write.
...basically Jane Austen, with the added bonus of a magical world that sits alongside our own. - Strange Charm