I forget where I found out about this book. Probably from another blog. I had never heard of this book before. It was written in 1948 by the woman that wrote 101 Dalmatians. It was made into a movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0300015/. I wouldn't mind seeing it.
The book is a diary written by 17 year old Cassandra Mortmain. Her family lives in in a decaying castle in England. They are struggling just to feed themselves. One day her sister decides to make a wish on a angel/devil head that hangs over the kitchen door. Next thing they know an American family with 2 eligible sons sweeps into their lives. Changes ensue! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Capture_the_Castle
I picked the latest Ed Eagle novel by Stuart Woods. Ed is a lawyer in Santa Fe who's ex wife is determined to murder him. http://www.stuartwoods.com/html/latest.html
I picked up another by this author. Mad Dash is the story of Dash, who is going through a mid life crisis. Her mother died a few months back, her only child has gone off to college and she is wonder what's left in her life. http://www.patriciagaffney.com/maddash.html