The Blue Castle is my favorite romance and one of my favorite books ever. It's one of L.M. Montgomery's grown up stories. No spunky red head orphans here.
Spinster Valancy Stirling leaves her overbearing family to live the life she's always wanted to live- even though she only has a small amount of that life left. By freeing herself from family expectations, Valancy opens herself up to new opportunities, including love. She finds a kindred spirit in Barney Snaith.
I reviewed The Blue Castle way back in 2010. I raved about it then. I still love it. It's time for a reread.
The Blue Castle suffers from some of the most godawful covers I've ever seen though. I mean, look at this.
What is even happening here? It looks like Robin Hood is attempting stand up CPR on that woman.
And this one...from 2014! It's from Sourcebooks. Come on, guys, I expected better from you.
Buy it anyway. It's excellent!