Apologies! The dog ate my homework– or, in this case, the computer ate my “If You Like” post. This is a reconstruction of the post that was supposed to have gone up yesterday. Sadly, the internet gremlins ate it, so this is what I remember of it.
Lora wanted to know about romances set in the 1920s or around World War II. They’re surprisingly elusive, but if you look hard enough you can find….
— Eva Ibbotsen’s canon. We can quibble over whether her books are romance or YA (I’d put them in the former category), but, either way, they’re wonderful and they cover that entire stretch of time. There’s A Company of Swans, set just before World War I; A Countess Below Stairs, set after World War I; and The Morning Gift, set during World War II (warning: this one will make you cry!).
— L.M. Montgomery’s Rilla of Ingleside. Once again, we’re in YA territory (as well as World War I Canada), but I defy you not to go all goosebump-y when Ken calls Rilla “Rilla-MY-Rilla”.
— Paullina Simons’ The Bronze Horseman, set in Russia during World War II.
— LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory is also World War II era.
Do you have any other 1914-1945 set romances to recommend?