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 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

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

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

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

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 Wind of Complication – Susan Ertz

The Wind of Complication ALB

A collection of short stories featuring themes of quiet domesticity and strong female characters, sprinkled throughout with love, humor, and early 20th century spiritualism. 1924. Continue reading

Invitation to Folly – Susan Ertz

Invitation to Folly ALB

A novel about a middle-age couple who, in the midst of their own marital problems, take in a widowed relative and her son, both of whom pose a danger to the already fragile household. 1953. Continue reading