The Long Masquerade – Madeleine Brent

The-Long-Masquerade-ALBA historical novel about a woman who escapes a dangerous marriage to a wealthy Jamaican, trading material comfort for a life of disguise and hardship on the seas. 1981. Continue reading

Tregaron’s Daughter – Madeleine Brent

Tregaron's Daughter ALB

A historical novel about a woman who lives a quiet life in Cornwall with her fisherman father, until a series of strangers and events lead her to Venice and a possible inheritance. 1971. Continue reading

Golden Urchin – Madeleine Brent

Golden Urchin ALB

A historical novel about a young woman who grows up among aborigines as a white-skinned “freak,” until she stumbles across a dying white man and discovers the world of her own people. 1986. Continue reading

Minerva – Marion Chesney

Minerva ALBA Regency historical novel about a vicar’s daughter who is sent off to London to make her debut, with specific instructions to make a wealthy match and thereby help her debt-ridden family. 1982. Continue reading

Random Harvest – James Hilton

Random Harvest ALB

A novel about a man who wakes up one day in 1919 and finds he can’t remember anything about the last three years of his life. 1941.  Continue reading

The Vet’s Daughter – Barbara Comyns

The Vet's Daughter ALB

A novel about a young woman who has a desperately ill mother, a violent father, and yet in the midst of never-ending hardship possesses a secret of her own. 1959. Continue reading

Brewster’s Millions – George Barr McCutcheon

Brewster's Millions ALB

A novel about a man who is tasked with spending every penny of a million dollar inheritance within a year. 1903. Continue reading

A Meaningful Life – L.J. Davis

A Meaningful Life ALB

A novel about a failed writer who wakes up one day and realizes his life has no meaning, so he goes in search of some. 1971.  Continue reading

The Brontes Went to Woolworths – Rachel Ferguson

The Brontes Went To Woolworths ALB

A short novel about a family of girls who, though beyond the usual age for make-believe, happily live in a world populated by their collective imaginings. 1931. Continue reading

Sara Dane – Catherine Gaskin

Sara Dane ALB A historical novel about a woman who is initially transported to Australia as a convict, but through an advantageous marriage comes to play a legendary role in the development of the new colony. 1954. Continue reading