The Gown of Glory – Agnes Sligh Turnbull

A historical novel about a village minister, his family, and the everyday humor and drama of life in their small, adopted community. 1951. Continue reading

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

The Rose-Garden Husband – Margaret Widdemer

The Rose-Garden Husband ALBA novel about a young librarian who, dreaming one day of a husband and a rose garden, soon finds herself with both in store–but reality is always more complicated than the dream. 1915. 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

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

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

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

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 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