The Blue Castle

The Blue Castle

Book - 1988
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At twenty-nine Valancy had never been in love, and it seemed romance had passed her by. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she found her only consolations in the "forbidden" books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle. Then a letter arrived form Dr. Trent - and Valancy decided to throw caution to the winds. For the first time in her life Valancy did and said exactly what she wanted. Soon she discovered a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Seal Books, c1988
Description: 218 p. ; 18 cm
ISBN: 9780553280524
9780553280517
0553280511
9780770423155
Branch Call Number: j Mont *

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Booksss14
Sep 02, 2017

This was good. It was much more satisfying than I thought it was going to be. Every time Valancy defied other people and pleased herself, it made me feel good. It was almost as if I had been the one pleasing only myself. This book was extremely inspiring and very, very good. Valancy and Barney are such dears!

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alinka2002
Aug 29, 2017

This is an amazing book! I really liked it! If you like "Anna of Green Gables" book you will for sure like this book.

SCL_Alyssa Jul 15, 2017

If you loved Anne of Green Gables, The Blue Castle will be an absolute delight. Meet Valancy, a character (similar to Persuasion’s Anne Elliot) who takes our first impressions and ends up surprising us at every turn. I found myself cheering her on at every act of rebellion! A lovely story for a sick day, or any other day.

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marthabwaters
Mar 13, 2016

Words cannot adequately describe my joy to discover that we finally have this book in our collection -- it's one of my all-time favorites, and I don't understand why more Anne fans haven't made the leap to becoming Valancy fans in their adolescence and adulthood. This book is such a joy to read -- Montgomery's writing is, as always, lovely, and her characters' love story is up there with Anne and Gilbert's as one of my favorites from literature. Read this book! Read it read it read it!

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supshell
Apr 18, 2015

Delightful in EVERY way! Loved it! I can't wait to read it again!

Gail49 Aug 05, 2014

bas bleu

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julia_sedai
Sep 07, 2013

L. M. Montgomery's writing is so beautiful in this book that it made me want to go to Muskoka. The main character, Valancy, is likeable and even surprising. The guy, Barney, is not so surprising, even a bit predictable, but still cool. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read it again. It made me laugh a lot. For a 20s book, the heroine is pretty awesome.

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pink_blossom17
Oct 05, 2012

I loved this book the first time I read I stayed up till 2:00am

devorah1231 Jul 27, 2012

I love all of her books, but this is the only on that kept me up till three...

Donnalee Smith May 28, 2012

Not only is this my favourite L.M. Montgomery book, it is one of my all-time favourites ever. This is a wonderful book, the ultimate underdog story, and Valancy is an fantastic heroine. I love the Muskoka in the 1920's setting, I love the humour, I love the romance, but most of all I love Valancy's journey from a meek, cowed drudge to a vibrant, confident woman. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

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