Now that round one of wedding days are over and round two hasn’t consumed me yet, I had a little bit of time to catch up wit my good friends….my old books. Last week , I bought a used book called Emily of New Moon. Emily of New Moon is a written by Lucy Maud Montgomery who is famous for writing the Anne of Green Gables Series. Anne of Green Gables was one of the defining books of my childhood. I used to read that book over and over again and pretend that I was Anne Shirley living in Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables is a must read for anyone who is interested in life in North America during the turn of the century. The book has wonderful details about schoolhouses, types of fashion popular among adolescents and of course it is a great story.
Anyway, Emily of New Moon is also a series set in Prince Edward Island and I am so glad , I started this series. I don’t think it is going to be as dear to me as Anne of Green Gables was , but it was still really fun to read.
Emily is a 11 year old girl who loses her father to consumption and has to go stay with her two estranged aunts in Prince Edward Island. The setting is right after the WW I and New Moon Farm is in a tiny little village. In the novel, Emily is imaginative child who is whimsical and wants to be a poetess and has a hard time adjusting with her aunts who are very sensible and do not know how to interact with children. However Emily also makes some friend and has some wonderful adventures on the farm like, solving a old mystery, learning more about her family and herself and becoming a better writer.
I will probably re read my old faves the Anne of Green Gables series soon and write a synopsis on that soon and I plan to finish the Emily series as well.
The best part about these books is that they are a part of public domain and can be downloaded and read for free!!! One site for reading them is Project Gutenberg
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You might be interested in reading the SELECTED JOURNALS OF L. M. MONTGOMERY, too, available through Amazon. She chronicled her life from 1889 to 1942 in these journals, and you can see where Anne and Emily came from.