Today Chelsey and Sara discuss The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. This classic Cinderella story follows Valancy Stirling as she receives life-changing news that shakes up her whole world and leads her to happiness. Her coming-of-age story includes a few highly discussable plot points that we couldn’t help but spoil, so if you haven’t read the book, scroll down to get a timestamp to avoid spoilers. As always, we’re recommending contemporary pairings for our classic, including a whip-smart rom-com and a dreamy fantasy novel.
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Spoilers start here: [29:15]
And our Pairings start here: [35:52]
Books mentioned (affiliate links):
- Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade (Amazon)
- Mrs. Martin’s Incomparable Adventure by Courtney Milan
- Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living by Karen Auvinen (Amazon)
- The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman (Amazon)
- The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson (Amazon)
- Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (Amazon)
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