The Scent of Cloves:  A young Englishwoman is groomed to become the bride of the son of a Dutch plantation owner.  But when she arrives, she finds she is the pawn in a complex plot of intrigue.

Bless This House: The house was built in the Old Queen’s time for an Elizabethan pirate who was knighted for the plunder he brought home. It survived many eras and many reigns – it saw the passing of Cromwell and the Civil War.  It  was rescued by an illiterate woman farmer, became rich with an Indian Nabob and poor with a twentieth century hotelier.  Children, both heirs and bastards, were born there. It had ghosts, legends and a history that grew stranger with every generation. 

Jassy: She was the daughter of a preacher and a gypsy, a strange elusive child who grew into an even stranger woman.  She inspired either love or hate from those about her.  Barney Hatton, the dispossessed heir of Mortiboys loved her, as did the half-witted servant girl who worked there. Elizabeth Twysdale, who taught Jassy her lessons, hated her more and more with every passing day.  These extremes of emotions destined Jassy to a life of passion and anguish.

How Far To Bethlehem? One of Lofts’ books that is becoming harder to find.  A compelling and interesting idea of the origins of the Magi: Melchior, the Asian visionary who has waited years for his dream to become a reality; Gaspar, the barbarian, who thinks only of battle and conquest; Balthazar, a runaway slave escaping a cruel, vicious mistress. They make a hazardous journey, led ever onwards by their dreams and visions of a better world, toward a humble dwelling and the most important event in history.