The thing I really don't like about Elizabeth Chadwick's novels is the lack of details concerning individuals and their relationships. I thrive on human interaction in my novels and I always feel like Elizabeth Chadwick falls short. It's not that detail isn't there (it definitely is), but not in the form that I truly appreciate.
One thing I really love about Elizabeth Chadwick's novels is the detail indulged in the history from domestic life to behavior and so on. Though that, in itself, can be frustrating while reading about the past because of my strong anti-sexism sympathies.