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

Shadow of a Lady – Jane Aiken Hodge

Shadow of a Lady ALB

A historical novel about a woman who is pressed into marrying a wealthy but potentially dangerous man, then finds herself trapped in Naples during the early Napoleonic wars. 1973. 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

A Shower of Summer Days – May Sarton

A Shower of Summer Days ALB

A novel about an aging couple who return to their country estate in Ireland, and the American niece who comes to spend the summer with them. 1952. 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

The Web of Days – Edna Lee

The Web of Days ALB

A gothic historical novel about a Yankee governess who goes to work on a decaying plantation during the early Reconstruction period. 1947. Continue reading

Love’s Shadow – Ada Leverson

Love's Shadow ALB

A comedic novel about a group of genteel London folk and their various hopes and grievances when it comes to love. 1908. Continue reading

Lucy Carmichael – Margaret Kennedy

Lucy Carmichael ALBA novel about a young woman who, after being jilted at the altar, goes to work at an art institute in a Lincolnshire industrial town, where she meets an eclectic group of people and begins to build a new life for herself. 1951. Continue reading

A Fair Barbarian – Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Fair Barbarian ALBA novel about a young American woman who comes to visit her aunt in England, and the effect her unrefined candor has on the conservative inhabitants of the town. 1880. Continue reading