Heroes: L.M. Montgomery

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

This could take a while.

The Blue Castle 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 from 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

Emily of New Moon Emily Starr never knew what it was to be lonely -- until her beloved father died. Now Emily's an orphan, and her mother's snobbish relatives are taking her to live with them at New Moon Farm. She's sure she won't be happy Emily deals with stiff, stern Aunt Elizabeth and her malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit. Things begin to change when she makes friends: with Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; with Perry, who's sailed all over the world with his father yet has never been to school; and above all, with Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon. Followed by Emily Climbs and Emily's Quest.

Pat of Silver Bush Patricia Gardiner loved Silver Bush more than anything else in the world. She was born and raised in the beautiful old-fashioned house on Prince Edward Island, "where things always seemed the same" and good things never changed. But things do change at Silver Bush--from her first day at school to the arrival of her new own first romance. Through it all, Pat shares her experiences with her beloved friends and discovers the one thing that truly never changes: the beauty and peace she will always find at Silver Bush--the house that remembers her whole life. Followed by Mistress Pat.

The Story Girl Sent to live with their extended family, Bev and his brother Felix make friends with the children from the surrounding area, including the story girl whose talent for telling stories is famous throughout the community.

Jane of Lantern Hill For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead--until she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto...a house where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives--a house that could be called home.

Anne of Green Gables series When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends--and much trouble--her way.

The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery These books are a must for every Montgomery fan. Such intriguing looks into her personal life and development. Hard to find, but worth it.

3 comments:

Ink Mage said...

Wow, I feel so uneducated! I've only read the Anne of Green Gables series, but nothing else by L.M. Montgomery. But that could be because...I never really knew what any of her other books are about. Emily of New Moon and sequels have peaked my interest, though.

Noel De Vries said...

Ooooo, you MUST branch out. I mean, I love Anne. It's probably my #1 favorite book--theoretically. But you just can't continue life without reading The Blue Castle (a few times) and the Emily books and ... oh! I just realized I left off Jane of Lantern Hill. (don't you dare watch the film. Gah.)

Marie DeVries said...

I have heard of some of the other montgomery books, besides Anne, but I have yet to read them...