Kilmeny of the Orchard by L.M. Montgomery
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Eric Marshall, the son of a wealthy businessman is asked shortly after graduation by a Queenslea College colleague to teach in his place at a school located in Prince Edward Island (Canada) Under the pressure of high expectations by his father he decides to take the temporary diversion and enjoy his limited carefree days. He begins to settle into island life and finds much needed peace.
Soon after he meets Kilmeny Gordon, a sweet young, vibrant and talented girl. Her somewhat turbulent past and odd family relations keep her a secret and a hidden treasure of the town. Eric is enchanted and even after discovering she is mute he is determined to win her love.
The newly enhanced cover by Vintage Reader Collection instantly caught my eye. It is simply beautiful and captures the dreamy quality of Kilmeny perfectly. The story reads like a enchanting fairytale. The setting is vivdly projected and the love story endearing. Not having read any of the Anne of Green Gables series yet this has encouraged me to do so soon. A wonderful Canadian author!
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