Europe

The Kitchen Madonna
Marta is unhappy. For quietly aloof Gregory and his sister Janet, Marta, with her thick Ukrainian accent, her good cooking, and her stories, is the anchor of the house. Mother and Father, both busy architects, are gone all day and sometimes at night. Marta is always there; and the children, sensing...Read more
Under A Changing Moon
When Paula returns from her quiet boarding school, she must learn anew to cope with a home that includes five rambunctious brothers, two eccentric aunts, bibliophile uncle, old Babbett, and energetic Mama. With Paula trying to adapt herself to new responsibilities and a new adult world, her...Read more
The Tangled Skein
For years Norway has been under Nazi occupation, but now that World War II is finally over, Solveig Strand is returning home. As a ten-year-old, she had been sent to Scotland five years before, and in all this time she has received no letters from her parents, brothers, sister or beloved...Read more
The Story of Grettir the Strong
“Grettir the Strong, Grettir the Outlaw, one of the heroes of his race, was born, men say, in the year 997, at Biarg in Iceland. A man of great heart and high spirit was he, yet unlucky, doomed to a sad end. His foes were many and his misfortunes great, but he lived like a man, and like a man he...Read more
The Rose Round
13-year old Matt is spending the holidays at the dilapidated Woodhall mansion where his spirited step-sister Caroline works as cook. In a faded rose garden Matt meets Alix, proud old Madame Ayre's granddaughter, and is introduced to the tension-filled relationship between the embittered mother and...Read more
The Rose and Crown
Melisande, a girl with actors' blood in her veins, finds life dreary; her family runs a London inn, "The Rose and Crown." Then, in November 1849, Rafael le Marre arrives, bringing Mel's lost cousin Toby with him. Unexpected experiences swirl in Rafael's wake: Mel meets Catherine Ayre and...Read more
Red Keep
In the country of Burgundy, the Sauval brothers have begun to terrorize the surrounding lands in an attempt to bring the area under their control. They raid the Red Keep, in hope of gaining it for themselves, only to be thwarted by Sir Roger and young Conan. Now they plot anew to steal the Keep...Read more
In an interesting turnabout, the Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of a British family to whom an American prisoner of war has been entrusted. Technically the young prisoner is in Uncle Lawrence's custody, but the children soon forge a forbidden friendship with him after he nearly dies in...Read more
The Locked Crowns
The young beautiful Princess Goldborough, rightful ruler of England and imprisoned in a high tower of rocks, is completely at the mercy of the treacherous overlord who is her guardian. Only the two old servants who care for her know of her shameful treatment and of the slender golden crown left by...Read more
The Hidden Treasure Of Glaston
Amidst great mystery, Hugh is left in the care of Glastonbury Abbey by his father who must flee England too swiftly to be burdened by a crippled son. Ashamed of his physical weakness, yet possessed of a stout heart, Hugh finds that life at the abbey is surprisingly full in this year 1171, in the...Read more