Tryst – Elswyth Thane

tryst-albA novel about a young woman who, as tenant of an English country house, becomes fixated on a room she’s not supposed to enter, and the man whose room it used to be. 1939. Continue reading

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

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

The Uninvited – Dorothy Macardle

The Uninvited ALBA gothic novel about a grown brother and sister who move into their dream house on the cliffs of Devonshire, in spite of warnings that the house is haunted by its previous occupants. 1941. 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 Corner Shop – Elizabeth Cadell

The Corner Shop ALBA novel about a woman who helps a grumbling professor catalogue his late mother’s possessions, and in doing so manages to change the trajectory of her own life. 1966. 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

Come Out of the Kitchen! – Alice Duer Miller

Come Out of the Kitchen! ALB

A novel about a man who rents a house for the season and keeps having problems with the servants, especially the particularly pretty cook. 1916. Continue reading

Fortune is a Woman – Winston Graham

Fortune is a Woman ALB

A novel about a claims adjuster who falls for a married woman who may or may not be involved in an insurance fraud. 1953. Continue reading