Several years back I discovered a wonderful historical fiction series called The Morland Dynasty written by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. At the time there were about 26 volumes, though now Harrod-Eagles is up to volume 32, which is due out this spring. The story begins in 1434 and follows one Yorkshire family through British history. The books are well written and carefully researched and if you're a fan of family sagas and like to learn about history, I highly recommend these books. The Morlands are an upper class British family and of course with each new book the family branches off and the story expands a little, but it never loses its focus.
The plan was to tell the story of the Morlands from the war of the Roses up through World War II in twelve volumes, but as you can see it's morphed into much more than that. This is really quite epic in nature, but sadly the author may not be able to finish out the story. I just discovered that after a further two more books the publisher is not renewing her contract. You can read about it here. It's a pity as I believe Cynthia Harrod-Eagles has quite a fan base and she's so close to the end of her story. There is a glimmer of light on the horizon, however, as Sourcebooks here in the US is going to start reissuing the books beginning with The Founding in April. I'm unsure whether they plan on bringing out the entire series as well as any new books she writes, though I'm hopeful this will be the case.
I've been very lax in keeping up with the books and am still closer to the beginning than the end. Next up for me is The Long Shadow (volume 6), which begins in 1670. I have a long way to go, don't I? Perhaps this will give me the impetus to get going again (and the books really are very addicting once you start).
Do have a look at Elaine's post. If enough readers show an interest in the books and enough displeasure that they're coming to an end perhaps it will at least ensure that the remaining volumes are published!