No matter the time period or the country, one part of life that often has layers of complications is the relationship between in-laws. In E.M. Forster‘s Where Angels Fear to Tread, it is exactly that tension that sets the scene. Lilia married into the Herritons, a proper and respectable English family, and stayed under their influence even after her husband’s untimely death. Her spirit is still her own, though, and after a few years as a young widow, she shows signs of forming an unsuitable attachment. Embarking on a trip to Italy, she shocks her in-laws with a passionate new life, and they decide something must be done. If you enjoyed A Room with a View, take a chance on Where Angels Fear to Tread.