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

The Uninvited – Dorothy Macardle

The Uninvited ALBA gothic novel about a grown brother and sister who move into their dream house on the cliffs of Devonshire, in spite of warnings that the house is haunted by its previous occupants. 1941. Continue reading

The Constant Nymph – Margaret Kennedy

The Constant Nymph ALB

A novel about a circle of bohemian adults and children in the months following the death of their father and mentor, a brilliant but little-known English composer. 1924. 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

Bel Lamington – D. E. Stevenson

Bel Lamington ALBA novel about a young secretary whose solitary personal life is stirred up by the unexpected appearance of an artist on her rooftop garden. 1961. 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 Incomplete Amorist – Edith Nesbit

The Incomplete Amorist ALB

A novel about a young, naive woman who falls for a rakish artist, but fate and the woman’s family intervene to keep the two apart. 1906. 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