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

Kilcaraig – Annabel Carothers

Kilcaraig ALBA historical saga about a beautiful young woman who has a child out of wedlock, an event that affects her proud Scottish family for generations to come. 1982. Continue reading

An Important Family – Dorothy Eden

An Important Family ALBA historical novel about a lady companion who accompanies a troubled English family as they join the influx of social idealists settling New Zealand. 1982.  Continue reading

Barren Ground – Ellen Glasgow

Barren Ground ALBA novel about a woman in turn-of-the-century Virginia who, after being jilted by her neighbor, must discover another means of making her life a success. 1925. Continue reading

Professor Preston at Home – Elizabeth Corbett

Professor Preston at Home ALBA novel about an aging professor who accidentally hits a woman with his umbrella, and as a result his life quickly changes—to something better than he ever imagined possible. 1957. 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

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

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

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