Why do I love this book so much? It has to be it's heroine, who begins as a shy, obedient daughter and blossoms into a complex woman who gains the courage to follow her heart. Against her mother's wishes, she breaks free from the post Victorian tyranny of what is proper, and nurses a dying girl. Believing her life will be short, she launches on a journey of following her own wishes for once. I guess what is so captivating is she is so believable, and evolves in a way that makes you want to read it again and again. Humor and incredible natural beauty described in the classic style of LM Montgomery. MUST READ AGAIN!
A sweet and lovely story. A young woman finds the courage to break away from her oppressive family and seek her own adventures. Montgomery devotes many pages to beautiful descriptions of nature. She makes the reader feel she is actually hiking through a forest in winter. The love story is rushed at the end but does not detract from the book.