Tryst – Elswyth Thane

tryst-albA novel about a young woman who, as tenant of an English country house, becomes fixated on a room she’s not supposed to enter, and the man whose room it used to be. 1939. 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

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

Still Glides the Stream – D. E. Stevenson

Still Glides the Stream ALB

A novel about a man who retires from the military and returns home to Scotland, where the wartime death of his best friend and neighbor is still strongly felt. 1959. 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

The Feast – Margaret Kennedy

The Feast ALB

A novel about a group of people at a cliffside hotel on the Cornish coast in the days leading up to the hotel’s destruction. 1949. Continue reading

The World in the Evening – Christopher Isherwood

The World in the Evening ALB

A novel about a man in pre-WWII Europe and America who, while bedridden at his Quaker aunt’s house, reflects on his first marriage and the dissolution of his second. 1954. Continue reading

Cluny Brown – Margery Sharp

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A novel about a young woman in WWII-era Britain who is deemed not to know her place in life, so her uncle/guardian sends her off to be a housemaid at a country estate. 1944. Continue reading