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 

 

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Shadow of a Lady – Jane Aiken Hodge

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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 

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 →