Seattle – Charlotte Paul

Seattle ALBA historical saga about a Norwegian family and the empire they successfully build in early 20th century Seattle. 1986. 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

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

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

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

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

A Horseman Riding By – R.F. Delderfield

A Horseman Riding By ALB

A historical saga about an Englishman who buys an estate and finds fulfillment in looking after the land and its tenants during the first half of the 20th century. 1966. Continue reading

Brewster’s Millions – George Barr McCutcheon

Brewster's Millions ALB

A novel about a man who is tasked with spending every penny of a million dollar inheritance within a year. 1903. Continue reading

Sara Dane – Catherine Gaskin

Sara Dane ALB A historical novel about a woman who is initially transported to Australia as a convict, but through an advantageous marriage comes to play a legendary role in the development of the new colony. 1954. Continue reading

Cimarron – Edna Ferber

Cimarron ALB

A novel about the early settlers of the Oklahoma territory, focusing in particular on an adventure-seeking lawyer/newspaper man, as well as his wife who molds the rugged land into a home. 1929. Continue reading