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L.M. Montgomery is well know for her Anne of Green Gables series, but I have recently begun reading some of her less known works.  She produced quite a collection.  Last year I read Jane of Lantern Hill (a charming read, with a heart warming ending), and just now finished The Blue Castle.  What a great book!  It has somewhat of a somber tone, but hope lurks around each bend in the storyline.  It is the story of a young, unmarried woman destined for a lifetime of loneliness and sadness (homely looks and a rigid mother are the backdrop for this gals less than satisfying life).  She copes with the darkness of her days by fantasizing about life in her imaginary “blue castle”.  Ironically, a grim diagnosis from a doctor leads this woman down a path to brighter days.   How many days she has left to soak up this new found joy is always in question, but it’s well worth it to see her story through to the end.

 

Books mentioned in this post:

The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery

Jane of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

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