Georgie, a pretty and innocent young girl, lives in the beautiful Australian countryside with her family. While her father and her two brothers Abel and Arthur love her dearly, her mother finds it hard to treat her like the other children. In fact, unbeknownst to Georgie, she is not her parents' real daughter, but rather is a child who was found in the middle of a storm. One day, after tragedy strikes, the family is torn in irreparable ways and Georgie finds herself abandoned to her fate once more. She must eventually embark upon a journey to England to find not only her true identity, but the man she loves above all others, Lowell.
At twelve years old, Candice White (otherwise known as Candy) is the oldest remaining child at the Poni Orphanage. With her spirits held high, Candy dreams of the day a wonderful family will take her home; and on one fateful day, it seems her dream has come true… or has it? Instead of joining a family, Candy is adopted to be a companion for the snobby daughter of a wealthy household. Now, our young heroine sets off to join her new family and experience the joys of first love and the heartbreak of cruelty. Whatever the case, her life will never be the same!
The genres for the both are romance and shoujo, they are both about girls growing up and fiding their way in life. And both girls are separated from their real parents at little time from birth.
Anne Shirley is a bright and boisterous orphan living with the dysfunctional Thomas family. Mr Thomas is a useless drunk who comes home in the evening only to abuse his family; Mrs Thomas struggles to run a house with no income; and their naughty sons Horace and Edward regularly stumble into trouble. Luckily, Anne always looks for the good in every situation; with an active imagination and a kind heart, she spends many happy days exploring her world, learning about her past, and helping the colorful people around her.
Since General de Jarjayes of France’s Royal Guard always wanted a son, he brings up his only daughter Oscar to dress, fight, and behave like a man. When Oscar’s excellent swordsmanship wins her the honored position as bodyguard to Louis XVI’s new bride, Marie Antoinette, the Jarjayes household believes it can finally be proud. However, what nobody realizes is the pit of thorns the royal court in Versailles has become – with all its excessive opulence, it attracts not just those with status and wealth, but also those with ruthless ambition. To confound matters, Marie Antoinette turns out to be an airhead whose selfish actions are turning the starving population against her. Amidst the sordid schemes and terrible tragedies, and with the tide of history sweeping against the nobles, can Oscar protect her new King and Queen whilst upholding justice for the oppressed peasants of France?
Like Lady Georgie, Rose of Versailles is an epic tale of romance in a historical setting (revolutionary France rather than colonial Australia). More to the point, Rose of Versailles has a much more tragic political plot, incredibly complex characters, and a similar traditional style of shoujo animation. If you liked Lady Georgie, you should definitely check this one out.
At the end of the 19th century, in a time when social classes dominate society, a woman named Emma serves as a maid for a retired governess. One fateful day, a man named William from the upper class arrives at the mansion to visit the governess, and leaves having fallen in love with the young maid herself. In a time of such prejudice, love between the classes is frowned upon; but for William and Emma, their hardships are just beginning. Can the two break free of the bonds society has forced on them, or will they succumb to the pressure and banish each other from their hearts?
Both are tales of tragic romance with historical settings, where two lovers are separated by class. Unlike Lady Georgie's epic and cheesy style, Victorian Romance Emma is far more charming, small-scale, and even paced. However, they are equally tinged with sadness and complex situations. I especially recommend VRE if you're looking for something more intelligent than Lady Georgie but still in a similar vein.