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Wishlist Wednesday #7

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop from Pen to Paper that invites ones to post about one book per week that has been on their wishlist for some time, or just added, and that you can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto your wonderful shelves. 

Lucy Maud Montgomery has long been one of my favorite authors. To my shame though, I have not taken time to discover all of her characters and books. One of my wishes is to change this.

Cover of "The Story Girl"

Cover of The Story Girl

Two of my favorite book characters from my childhood are Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon. In college, I even dressed up as Anne for a children’s literature class. While I didn’t continue wearing the old-fashioned clothes, I did keep the red hair for the rest of that particular college year. As for Emily, she inspired me to experiment with writing poetry and nonfiction. I also felt more akin to her than Anne. Both of these beloved female characters are creations of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

In 1990, I encountered another one of Montgomery’s characters not through books but through a Canadian television series called Road to Avonlea. Its heroine, Sara Stanley, liked to weave stories and to lead her cousins on exciting misadventures. On a visit with my husband to Prince Edward Island, I not only heard about Sara again, but also of several other characters Montgomery had created.

Despite the books being available only in paperback, I purchased The Story Girl and its sequel Golden Road. Both of these are about Sara Stanley and are on this week’s wish list.

What’s on your wish list?

4 Responses to "Wishlist Wednesday #7"

This sounds like a really good book. I hope you get it soon!
Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
My WW:

Me too! Maybe during summer vacation.

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve never read ANY books by Lucy Maud Montgomery! I recently picked up a copy of Anne of Green Gables at a book sale, and just need to find time to read it. 🙂


You don’t know what you’re missing!

PS Now I know my next pick for Flashback Friday. 🙂

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