Some of my favorites were:
The Pace of a Hen-Josephine Moffett Benton
The Year of the Great Grandmother-Madeleine L'Engle
Shakespeare by Another Name-Mark Anderson
And the Miss Julia books by Ann B. Ross. I read several of them. They are so Southern and so funny. I was always laughing out loud. I especially enjoyed listening to some on audio as the accents are hilarious.