Gothic Romantic Suspense of a Bygone Era- Victorian Mansions, Mysterious Manors, Haunted Chateaux, Sinister Castles, Rambling Estates, Governesses, Heiresses, Mistresses, and Brooding Atmospheres

A List of Gothic/Romantic Suspense written during the 1960's-1970's (give or take) that combine elements of mystery, secrecy, horror, and romance. Usually includes some type of heroine (governess, heiress, mistress) and a mysterious counterpart such as an employer, lover or husband that commonly resides in some sort of rambling estate or mansion in an atmospheric isolated location such as the out-skirts of Europe or the Cliffs of Cornwall. Book covers commonly picture a distressed woman in a flowy dress running away from a large mansion, castle or estate in the distance.
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message 1: by Daisy (new)

Daisy Butler I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO ORDER THESE BOOKS WILL SOMEONE PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SITE WHERE TO ORDER ON THE PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 2: by Sara (new)

Sara Lonsway Here is a link to the book you wanted Daisy :) http://product.half.ebay.com/_W0QQprZ...


message 3: by Riona (new)

Riona There are several books on this list that are much more recent than the 60s and 70s. Should the list be cleaned up to remove those that don't fit the criteria?


message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara Lonsway Riona wrote: "There are several books on this list that are much more recent than the 60s and 70s. Should the list be cleaned up to remove those that don't fit the criteria?"
I agree. I created this list specifically for books from the 60's and 70's just as the description describes. Somebody else added the "Nevermore Trilogy" but it doesn't look like I can delete them???


message 5: by Sara (new)

Sara Lonsway I agree. I created this list specifically for books from the 60's and 70's just as the description describes. Somebody else added the "Nevermore Trilogy" but it doesn't look like I can delete them???


message 6: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Sara, a librarian can delete any book that doesn't belong. If you specify the list number and title I can remove them.


message 7: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Nevermind, I got them.


message 8: by Sara (new)

Sara Lonsway Lobstergirl wrote: "Nevermind, I got them."

Thank you! I did not know this could be done! :)


message 9: by Jsmh (new)

Jsmh There is a duplicate at #35 and #55.


message 10: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Merged.


message 11: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl Removed those. They had publication dates of 2014 and the list clearly specifies these should be from the 60s and 70s, give or take. Please, continue to post if you see books that violate the list requirements. Also, you can flag the list and specify which books violate. Or you can post in the librarian group and they will remove them for you.


message 12: by Char (new)

Char I've just removed three books as they were all published in the 90's or 2000's.


message 13: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Willcox The first 50 or so on the list brought back some memories. I started reading Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, etc. as a preteen on up into my teens. My mom had a bunch of book club editions of these books when I was a kid. I now want to go back and re-read my favorites!!!


message 14: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 10, 2017 11:23AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Daisy wrote: "I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO ORDER THESE BOOKS WILL SOMEONE PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SITE WHERE TO ORDER ON THE PAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Try www.bookdepository.com for paperbacks/hardbacks or www.amazon.com for Kindle editions.


message 15: by BookLovingLady (last edited May 10, 2017 11:24AM) (new)

BookLovingLady Rebecca (#1) was definitely not written during the 1960s or 1970s, as it was first published in 1938. So that's stretching the 'give or take' more than just a little bit, I think....


message 16: by Lobstergirl (new)

Lobstergirl That's outrageous! Gone.


message 17: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Lobstergirl wrote: "That's outrageous! Gone."

:-)


message 18: by Esther (new)

Esther I'm looking for a book I read in my teens entitled, Carnavaron's Castle. It's a mystery, suspense and romance combined. It sounds gothic since it involves a castle ;) I hope someone could answer me. Thanks!


message 19: by Jsmh (new)

Jsmh Esther: I just put that name in the search box here on goodreads and it came right up. Author is Jean Francis Webb. If you're looking for a hard copy, try addall.com.


message 20: by BookLovingLady (last edited Dec 20, 2017 10:59PM) (new)

BookLovingLady Jsmh wrote: "Esther: I just put that name in the search box here on goodreads and it came right up. Author is Jean Francis Webb. If you're looking for a hard copy, try addall.com."

Or you could try Abebooks.com


message 21: by Jsmh (last edited Dec 20, 2017 11:04PM) (new)

Jsmh Yes. Addall searches Abebooks and Amazon and several other online booksellers. That's why I suggested it.


message 22: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady Jsmh wrote: "Yes. Addall searches Abebooks and Amazon and several other online booksellers. That's why I suggested it."

Didn't know that; I'll try it next time. Thanks!


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