Valancy Stirling is twenty-nine, unmarried, and has never been in love. Living with her overbearing mother and meddlesome aunt, she finds her only consolation in the 'forbidden' books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle - a place where all her dreams come true and she can be who she truly wants to be. Shortly after her birthday Valancy receives some news about her health that makes her decide to throw caution to the wind and make a fresh start. Rebelling against her family, she soon discovers a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams. One of Lucy Maud Montgomery's only novels intended for an adult audience, The Blue Castle is filled with humour and romance.
Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems.