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

The Cleft Rock – Alice Tisdale Hobart

The Cleft Rock ALBA historical novel about a Russian woman who marries a wealthy Californian; later, though they lead separate lives, they both become caught up in the California agricultural debates over water. 1948. 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

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

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

Each Bright River – Mildred Masterson McNeilly

Each Bright River ALBA historical novel about a wealthy Southern woman who goes to the Oregon territory in search of her fiance, but not everything goes according to plan. 1950. 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

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