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
Branch Call Number: j Mont *


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VaughanPLDonnalee Mar 30, 2018

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is so delightful and so satisfying. I have read it many times and I fall in love with it every time. Valancy is such an underdog at the beginning of the book. Her life has been completely empty and bleak. Then, she finds out she is dying. She suddenly decides that it is time to start living and off she goes to seek some happiness. Montgomery wrote this book for adults, not children. It is a romance, but it is also about taking control of your own life and making choices. It is also very funny and charming yet it is also very poignant. This book is not as famous as "Anne of Green Gables" but I think this book is Montgomery's masterpiece.

Nov 04, 2017

I promise that you won't regret reading this book! The details are incredible and the story it self is pretty funny. I found my self laughing a few times in my quiet reading area. AWESOME READ!

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!

Aug 29, 2017

This is an amazing book! I really liked it! If you like the "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.

martha_w 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!

Apr 18, 2015

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

Gail49 Aug 05, 2014

bas bleu

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.

Oct 05, 2012

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

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