This wonderful novel, telling the story of Belinda, is set in Dresden in the 1880s (and somehow felt a little reminiscent of Elizabeth von Arnim). Belinda and her sister Sarah are on holiday with their grandmother; Sarah could be described as a bit of a man eater - at one point she declares herself "almost engaged to three men", Belinda is a little more reserved, but falls in love with a young English student David Rivers. Unfortunately, he has to return to England when his father dies, and Belinda resigns herself to having to marry a very staid Professor. It is not a success and Belinda finds very little happiness in her marriage. David Rivers reappears; in a modern novel, Belinda might have little hesitation in abandoning her marriage to go off with him. What is to be done?
There are a couple of excellent, far more extensive synopses on library thing here if you are interested.
A really wonderful novel actually, and certainly one that I would not have come across if it had not been a VMC. Anyone else come across it?
It's the only VMC by Broughton, although I see from library thing that she has written a number of other novels, and has been published just once with an original green cover.