Category Archives: Romance – Classic

The Governess by Julie M. Lippmann

The Governess by Julie M. Lippmann

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A fearless tomboy, Nan, is in dire need of a governess. A motherless girl of fourteen, with her father away in India, Nan finds herself not accountable to the housekeeper. A sweet, petite woman, Miss Blake brings her stern resolution with tender love to educate Nan.

The Governess is a once in a lifetime book! The story immerses the reader in Nan’s tender youth trials and joys, and the strong bond that develops between Nan and Miss Blake.

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Rating: 5/5

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Ellen Walton by Alvin Addison

Ellen Walton by Alvin Addison

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This is a dramatic short story of a young woman pursued by an obsessed lover.

Addison studies the psychological nature of obsession bordering on madness and its dire consequences.

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Rating: 5/5

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Lady Betty Across the Water by Alice Muriel Williamson

Lady Betty Across the Water by Alice Muriel Williamson

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Lady Betty, as the youngest and most beautiful daughter, feels siffled at home by her mother and sister’s cold atittude towards her. Her fortune is changed when a suitor is expected for her sister, Vic. Both her mother and sister plan to banish her from the estate so that the would be suitor does not fall in love with Lady Betty.  When Lady Betty is forced to travel to the States with a virtual stranger, the adventure of a lifetime begins . Her accidental meeting with the handsome yet poverty stricken man, Jim Brett, keeps her intrigued.

A novel of satirical humor from the eyes of a young, aristocratic girl who is far from what her title declares her to be. Jim Brett’s gentleman chivalry shines bright when Lady Betty finds herself enamored by unwanted sutitors and fortune hunters. Williamson brings about a unique viewpoint of class distinictions in the Britain and States.

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Rating: 5/5

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Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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Catherine is asked by her rich friends, the Tilney’s, to stay with them at the Northanger Abbey.  She becomes attached to their son, Henry Tilney. At the Abbey, Catherine faces a rude awakening from her girlhood novels of gothic mystery and romance.

A novel of relationships, friendships, and misunderstandings.

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Rating: 4/5

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Persuasion by Jane Austen

Persuasion by Jane Austen

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At the age of nineteen, Anne Elliot is asked by her family to break her engagement to Frederick Wentworth. Her status conscious father and sister make Anne understand that marrying an untitled gentleman will humiliate her family. Anne succumbing under family pressure, breaks her engagement only to regret her decision for years to come.

It makes you wonder if wealth and status are guaranteed for life and worth letting go of your true love.

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Rating: 4/5

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Emma by Jane Austen

Emma by Jane Austen

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Emma, a young woman of twenty, is convinced that she will never marry. She instead considers herself to be a gifted matchmaker. The novel proceeds with Emma’s misconceptions about marriage, love, and matchmaking.

Emma proves to be a dull character, portraying wisdom and maturity at an early age. Thereby, giving her access to meddle in other people’s lives.

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Rating: 3/5

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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The French Revolution is the center theme of this novel, with England at the forefront. Lucie Manette leaves England in secrecy to meet her supposedly dead father in Paris. Doctor Manette survives the Bastille with barely a grasp of reality.

Dickens explores and captivates the reader with hunger, poverty, social status, love triangles, and prejudices tightly clung to by the British and French societies.

Dickens brings a heart wrenching story to life.

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Rating: 5/5

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