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Apr 28, 2015
The Blue Castle The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For Valancy Stirling, turning 29 years old was worse than a death sentence. No husband. No prospects. Living with her widowed mother and aunt. Stifled and alone, she lived a life she despised. She had no hope for anything better. And then the doctor told her she was dying.

Armed with the strength of knowing her time was limited, Valancy found the courage to break free. She walked away from her upper-crust family and its bondage to tradition and public perception. Freedom tasted sweet and got even sweeter when she met Barney Snaith. Could she sustain such happiness, even for the short while she had left?

It's fun to take a break from contemporary writing and sink back into the prose of bygone days. Written in the omniscient point of view, this story clues the reader in to the thoughts and motivations of everyone in the room. Sometimes that's just ... refreshing.

2 comments:

A.J. Cattapan said...

I love The Blue Castle. In fact, I love it so much that for spring break one year--just for fun!--I wrote an adapted screenplay of it. Hmm. Wonder if I could ever sell it.

Pegg Thomas said...

Go for it, Amy!