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Best-known as the author of the children's classic Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery's professional and private lives became increasingly complex during the 1920s. In this third selection from her journals, she describes how she managed to juggle the demands of motherhood and her husband's parish, numerous personal crises and a bitter lawsuit with her unscrupulous ...more
Hardcover, 472 pages
Published April 15th 1993 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1988)
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I found it harder to get through this one than the previous volumes, mainly because at some points her life is dragged down by such petty, trivial affairs taking up all her energy which are not that interesting to read about. It's not her fault, but it makes for hard reading - it's not the sort of deep or glorious misery that can be gripping to read, but just annoying and dull. I'd say this especially affects the second quarter of the book, and when you get past that it gets interesting again. I ...more
In this volume of Montgomery's journals, there are harbingers of much change will no doubt be discussed in the last two volumes. Her boys are becoming teenagers, and while there is little detail, there are hints of trouble, especially with Chester, the older boy. There are hints at the reality of changes in Canada's literary landscape. She records reading Morley Callaghan, and finding him dull, expecting him not to amount to much. She is definitely on the edge of the old and new. She mourns the ...more
Marissa Burt
I love all things LMM and have now read through her journals twice. They give a remarkable look at daily life in her time and reveal the thoughtful tormented creative author behind the childhood classics she wrote. Definitely well worth the read, though it can be dense going, so I recommend reading a little at a time.
By reading L.M. Montgomery's journals, I feel as if I know her personally. I am fascinated by her depth of emotion, especially with regard to beauty in nature. She has a wry sense of humor, and I love how candid she was about neighbors and acquaintances. I think I liked volume 2 better, maybe because she experiences more life-changing events, and there aren't as many legal issues discussed at length. But this volume was still extremely interesting.
Re-read Oct. 2014 - Just as fascinating to read the 2nd time through.

Original review - July 2010: Hard to read at times but riveting nonetheless - I feel so sad for LMM and all that she went through, but it is very inspiring that even with so much struggle she was a success...
Not quite as interesting as the first two volumes since most of it deals with the lawsuits LMM and her husband had to fight during these years. Of course I can't blame LMM for the events of her life! It amazes me that she wrote so many books along with all her other responsibilities.
Still a gripping read. There's a sense of her becoming a bit mired in self-martyrdom, but that doesn't detract from the fascinating historical and psychological document this series of journals continues to represent.

More tedious than the others - Pickering and church squabbles are not much compared to WWI or LMM's wedding. Still looking forward to the next one.
Dec 12, 2013 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I'm not sure that "liked it" is the right phrase. Truly a hard life led by a woman cursed by her own decisions, ideals and nature.
Kathee Garland
Another fasinating volumes of her journals, I can't wait to read the next!
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911
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