Love – Elizabeth von Arnim

Love ALB

A novel about a younger man who pursues an older widow, much to the chagrin of their friends, family, and society in general. 1925. Continue reading

The Constant Nymph – Margaret Kennedy

The Constant Nymph ALB

A novel about a circle of bohemian adults and children in the months following the death of their father and mentor, a brilliant but little-known English composer. 1924. Continue reading

The Young Clementina – D. E. Stevenson

A novel about a woman who is heartbroken when the love of her life unexpectedly marries her sister; years later, when they divorce, she’s asked to look after their daughter. 1935. Continue reading

Juniata Valley – Virginia Cassel

Juniata Valley ALB

A historical novel focusing on five families whose attempts at forging a life in the Pennsylvania wilderness are complicated by the dangers of the French and Indian War. 1981. 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

The Incomplete Amorist – Edith Nesbit

The Incomplete Amorist ALB

A novel about a young, naive woman who falls for a rakish artist, but fate and the woman’s family intervene to keep the two apart. 1906. 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

Still Glides the Stream – D. E. Stevenson

Still Glides the Stream ALB

A novel about a man who retires from the military and returns home to Scotland, where the wartime death of his best friend and neighbor is still strongly felt. 1959. Continue reading

Blake’s Reach – Catherine Gaskin

Blake's Reach ALB

A Regency historical novel about a young woman who sets out to restore her family’s crumbling coastal estate, and in the process must throw her lot in with smugglers. 1958. 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