Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Cinderella for grown ups
Annotation:In this Cinderella-like story set in late Victorian England, thirty-something Emily Fox-Seton lives alone, humbly and happily, in a tiny apartment and on a meager income. She is the one that everyone counts on but no one goes out of their way to accommodate. Then she meets Lord Walderhurst.
Annotation:This treasure from the 1950s introduces the irrepressible Mrs Harris, part charlady, part fairy-godmother, whose adventures take her from her humble London roots to the heights of glamour.
Annotation:The four women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other--and the castle of their dreams--through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don't anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy.
Annotation:Barbara Bunde is in a bind. Times are harsh, and her bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, she draws inspiration from her fellow residents of a little English village she knows inside and out. To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar.
Annotation:Nothing quite as predictably soothing for turbulent times as the novels of Jane Austen. Proving once again, there's nothing wrong with happy endings.