My Favorite Romance: The Blue Castle

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!


  1. Yep, the covers they have for this book are not the best. If only they could convey on the cover the wonderfulness of this book. Every rude thing Valancy says to her relatives fills me with joy!

  2. One of these days I really must read this. I own it, but Montgomery seems to be forgotten as my year gets going.

  3. You should design a cover for this book!

  4. Love, love, love this book! My copy is so ratty from so many re-reads, that I don't even know if I could re-read it one more time. I do think it is even better than the Anne series. (Is that sacrilege?)


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