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All her life, Valancy Stirling lived on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt. At 29, she's never been in love, and her only consolation has been the forbidden books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle.

Then, one day, she gets a letter and decides that things need to change. For the first time in her life, she does exactly what she wants to and says exactly what she feels. At first, her family thinks she's gone around the bend, but soon, she discovers a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams.

©2011 Heirs of L.M. Montgomery, 1926 by Frederick A. Stokes Company (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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My favorite L.M. Montgomery story behind Anne

I love this story! I bought it the day it came out. The narrator did a marvelous job! It just makes you feel good to listen!

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Loved this version

Barbara Barnes does a great job with this story. This is one of my favorite LMM books, about an almost 30-something heroine breaking away from an unhealthy family to live a life more true to herself.

So pleased Barbara Barnes will also be narrating Anne of Ingleside - coming out 10/17/2017. This will finally put all the Anne books on audio - something I've been waiting for since the 1990s. Can't wait!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Blue Castle

I have read this book over and over again. Would love to see a movie made from it, but only if it stayed truthful to the book. Love having the audio version.

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Love the book

This author has a way of writing very delightful books. I would definitely recommend to others!

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My new favorite book!

I would highly recommend to everyone! well read by the narrator! montgomery is the best!

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Charming, but Predictable

The characters are interesting and original. And the plot concept is fun and thought - provoking. However, each important moment in the story is predictable and therefore disappointing. Also, at the climactic moment of the story, our heroine behaves in ways that are not believable. It is annoying. In spite of all that, it is a light and fun story that might make a good beach read.

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Fantastic!

I absolutely loved this book. Sometimes I just need an upbeat, light book and this was balm for my soul. Not silly but sweet, where the heroine wins.