Tag Archives: YA fiction

The Books: “Jane of Lantern Hill” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: And here is my last Lucy Maud book – and it’s the second to last book she wrote: Jane of Lantern Hill. Published in 1937 … only a couple of years after the Mistress Pat … Continue reading

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The Books: “Mistress Pat” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: Yawn. The second (and thankfully last) book in the Pat series. It’s endless. Mistress Pat . Pat’s fear of change begins to seem pathological here as she grows older. Like – her sister goes to … Continue reading

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The Books: “Pat of Silver Bush” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: Three more Lucy Maud novels to go and then we will be done!! I have been saving the dad-blasted “Pat” books – mainly because the two “Pat” books stink up the field (to quote my … Continue reading

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The Books: “A Tangled Web” (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: But I couldn’t skip A Tangled Web. Like The Blue Castle [excerpt here] – this book kind of stands alone, in the canon of Lucy Maud. It’s an adult comedy – rather soap opera-ish – … Continue reading

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The Books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart: ‘The Girl and the Wild Race’ (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart and Other Stories – by L.M. Montgomery. This is another collection of short stories – all selected by Catherine McLay – in general these have higher quality than some of the other … Continue reading

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The Books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart: ‘Emily’s Husband’ (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Doctor’s Sweetheart and Other Stories – by L.M. Montgomery. This is another collection of short stories – all selected by Catherine McLay – in general these have higher quality than some of the other … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! It will be the last. Sniff. We must leave our Blue Castle behind. Valancy and Barney go along with their lives – in a montage of … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! Yet another Valancy/Barney montage. I love this one because … with the crisis at the end of the excerpt – you can see that Barney basically … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! The heavenly third act of the book (first act: Valancy at home with her family, second act: Valancy living with Abel and Cissy) is when she … Continue reading

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The Books: The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)

Daily Book Excerpt: YA/Children’s books: The Blue Castle – by L.M. Montgomery. Another excerpt! One of my favorite parts of the book is the following excerpt. It stands out, as far as I’m concerned – in Lucy Maud’s work. It’s … Continue reading

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