Item description for The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery...
At twenty-nine Valancy had never been in love,and it seemed romance had passed her by. Living withher overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, shefound her only consolations in the "forbidden"books of John Foster and her daydreams of the BlueCastle. Then a letter arrived from Dr. Trent --and Valancy decided to throw caution to the winds.For the first time in her life Valancy did andsaid exactly what she wanted. Soon she discovered asurprising new world, full of love and adventuresfar beyond her most secret dreams.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Blue Castle?
L.M. Montgomery's Masterpiece Jun 15, 2008
I cannot praise this book highly enough. Having read everything that Montgomery ever wrote, I can say that I believe "The Blue Castle" to be her finest work. It has such a sweet story, filled with wry humor and depth of feeling, not to metion the gorgeous descriptions of the Canadian forests and lakes. (I always wonder where the mosquitos were for the duration of the novel.) There are so many other reviews here that charmingly describe the plot and characters that one will encounter that I shall not add to them, but only say that this is one book you should not miss reading!
Don't Be Fooled By Its Cover Apr 10, 2008
This is an excellent book, but some may be put off by the cover. The story is great and it is not a "romance" novel as the cover may imply. Very good selection for a book club or just to enjoy on your own.
Totally Unrealistic, Totally Charming Dec 16, 2007
Fairy tale is the best description for this novel. The drab, old-maidish heroine with the horrible family who blossoms in a new setting and finds the man of her dreams is the most trite of plots. But LM Montgomery has pulled it off by not taking herself or the story too seriously. It's the kind of novel a young girl can adore, and an older, more sophisticated reader can still enjoy. I loved it years ago, and still do!
great book BUT the introduction gives away the whole story! Oct 20, 2007
If you already love The Blue Castle then this is a great addition to your L.M Montgomery collection. However, the introduction contains a couple of errors about the storyline and, most problematically, gives away the ending. Think of it as an academic, analytical essay and read it only after you've read the book.
Delightful Sep 5, 2007
This book has no chapter which is less delightful than another. Just good reading from start to finish!