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Faye Godwin Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Daughter's Desperation (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thief Girl (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forsaken Maid's Secret (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Desolate Christmas (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Invisible Daughter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abandoned Wharf Sisters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seafarer's Lost Daughter (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Little Christmas Waif (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Shamed Little Match Girl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fishmonger's Daughter (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Orphan's Silver Spoon (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eight-Shilling Girl (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Widow's Christmas (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fraudulent Governess (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ragged Seamstress (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Orphan Called Christmas (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peddler's Widow (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cotton Mill Orphan (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Ragged Hatmaker (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Factory Girl's Song (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Fay Godwin is the author of historical romance books who’s always been fascinated with Victorian romance from teenhood. After spending most of her days devouring every Victorian Romance book in her local public library, she decided enough was enough and began crafting Victorian romance books herself. She’s been doing this ever since. She lives with her family in England and loves traversing across the country, dreaming about new settings and plots for her upcoming romance books.
Published in 2019, The Forsaken Maid’s Secret is the story of Bincy Hall. She was only seven when her mother abandoned her in a marketplace. When the police find Bincy, they send her to an orphanage, where she finds out that it’s not only her mother who doesn’t want her. Bincy is compelled to hold on to the bully Mae at the orphanage since, in reality, no one wants her. As the years go by, Mae demands Bincy comply with all her requests, including bullying the younger girls and forgoing her minimal food ration.

After Mae betrays Bincy, the manor house employs her as a scullery maid. Bincy first meets Henry, the charming young owner of the house, and Judd, a hoodlum who frequents the cellar to forage for food. Judd forewarns Bincy, but she can’t help but fall for Henry. Bincy is forced to choose between giving herself to Henry or facing her worst fear of being abandoned once more, as he expects more of her than she is ready to offer.

This tragic, dramatic tale is set in Victorian England and mimics the writing style of novels from that era. Although the narrative is wonderfully written, it begins with a depressing tone and gradually comes to an enjoyable conclusion. Bincy was a little girl who had been deserted by her biological mother and placed in an orphanage. She wants to be accepted and fit in, but the older girl she looks up to betrays her. After being kicked out of the orphanage, Bincy was hired as a maid, where she grew up and struggled to make the right decisions for her future.

Published in 2021, The Eight-Shilling Girl is the story of Flora. Now nine years old, Flora never asked to be born into such a challenging and agonizing world. Being a woman of the night, her mother didn’t have the time or desire to nurture a kid; therefore, Flora’s continued existence is nothing short of a miracle. Flora finds out the worth of her eight shillings when her mom sells her to the proprietor of the Great Hotel to work as a scullery maid.

The Great Hotel’s way of life is unbearable. Flora has been working nonstop for years while going without food and relentlessly pressured by the evil hotel owner and nasty cook. Flora isn’t interested in earning additional money like a few older girls do, but she always ends up paying the price for their poor choices. Things get progressively worse. The prospect of poverty is real for Flora.

If not for the kind boy who occasionally stays at the Great Hotel, she would lose hope. Flora has only ever received kindness from Ethan Goddard, and as she gets older, she begins to feel attracted to him. But Flora must determine what she will sacrifice for that love when circumstances force him out of her life and leave her in disarray and solitude. And if she agrees to let it, it will lead her on a voyage unlike any other.

The pain of the primary protagonist Flora and her struggles with her existence as a maid in a Victorian London hotel was so profoundly poignant in this novel. The heroine is a sleazy young lady. Her heartless mother sold her into servitude as a maid to a hotel is forced to work her hands to the bone while being hungry and tortured, and she is expected to give it her all or risk surviving on the streets. She, therefore, makes an effort. The first act of compassion she has ever experienced comes from Ethan, whom she meets later.

What comes next is a futile battle with Ethan for a better, happier future away from the motel. He has vowed to come and rescue her from the suffering she must undergo if she waits for him. But Flora suffers a harsh blow from life, leaving her starved and alone. Its grim reality offered an open window into the lives of countless millions of people in Victorian Britain.

The Invisible Daughter is the story of Fae Carter, who has spent her whole life in hiding. Her mother first hides her from the irate, aggressive guy who owns their home. He refers to her as his favorite secret, although Fae knows he is not her biological father. He dislikes her so severely that Fae must always hide from him because he would harm her if he saw her. Fae is sent by her mother to live with her maternal grandparents in a rural area. Fae cannot comprehend why her mother no longer wants her, but she knows that Grandma never has and never will want her. Grandma warns her not to let anybody find or see her.

Fae encounters Ollie, a lively little boy who appears to be the sole individual in the world who isn’t interested in hiding her away, while Grandma keeps her secluded upstairs and in the backyard. Despite Grandma’s brutality, Fae finds happiness with Ollie; their time together is the sunlight in her life until the horrible day when Fae’s grandparents move out, and she is compelled to return to the city. Fae has decades of pain ahead of her as she is lost, terrified, and alone.
Fae has to endure life in the bustling streets of London, hidden from the sinister man in Mama’s home, and working as a maid for a ruthless, sexual master while her heart yearns for the countryside and the guy she once knew. Unknown to her, miles away, Ollie’s heart yearns for the girl who nobody else thinks exists with the same intensity. But he is aware of her reality. He’s aware that he loves her. He does not, however, know if she will ever return to him.

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