The Bespoken Mile – March Cost

The Bespoken Mile ALBA historical novel about a struggling dancer who unexpectedly inherits a house in the Scottish countryside, then astonishes everyone when she decides to make it her new home. 1959. Continue reading

Glorious Flames – Elinor Glyn

Glorious Flames ALBA novel about a pair of dashing, wealthy twin brothers who are briefly forced to swap identities, which introduces all kinds of complications into their lives. 1933. 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

Shadow of a Lady – Jane Aiken Hodge

Shadow of a Lady ALB

A historical novel about a woman who is pressed into marrying a wealthy but potentially dangerous man, then finds herself trapped in Naples during the early Napoleonic wars. 1973. Continue reading

Love’s Shadow – Ada Leverson

Love's Shadow ALB

A comedic novel about a group of genteel London folk and their various hopes and grievances when it comes to love. 1908. Continue reading

The River Witch – Marjorie McIntyre

The River Witch ALB

A novel about a head-strong young woman and her life and trials on the Missouri River in the mid-19th century. 1955. Continue reading

Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp

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A novel about a young woman in WWII-era Britain who is deemed not to know her place in life, so her uncle/guardian sends her off to be a housemaid at a country estate. 1944. Continue reading