Jane of Lantern Hill
For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was deaduntil she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage on Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she...more
I love reading how Jane grows in spirit once she makes it to Prince Edward Island, and how she makes house with her father and finally comes into her own as she learns what it's like not to be down-trod and underfoot all the time. I wish I didn't believe that relatives like Grandmother Kennedy really existed out there.
"My very first contact with LM Montgomery was Jane of Lantern Hill. I was about ten when I and my little sister listened to the Finnish translation (Jane Victoria & Jane Victoria tulee kotiin) as an audio book. I think we were both very fascinated, since we spent long periods by the table on which the radio was, and just listened. There must be something in that book, since I remember our listening to it so very clearly. I...more
One day, Jane accidentally learns that her father is still alive and soon a letter arrives from him r...more
Quite by accident, Jane learns that her father is alive and living on Prince Edward Island. When he sends fo...more
On myönnettävä, että joskus nämä kirjat toistavat hivenen itseään. Tai sitten sitä vain on lukenu näitä niin monta, että voi jo arvata, miten tarina päättyy.
Se ei kuitenkaan himmennä sitä, että näitä on mukava lukea. Ei liian raskasta, vaan juuri sopivan kevyttä ja iloista viemään mieli pois omasta surkeudesta.
Jos yhdellä sanalla pitä...more
I fell in love with Jane the first time I read this book when I was a teen. It never fails to disappoint. Jane is a wonderful character w...more
I would have given this book 5 stars, if it wasn't for the happy-dappy ending. Now, I'm cool with happy endings, but in this book, it was rather rushed and felt cliched, it would have been better if LM took her tim...more
Jane is different from Montgomery's usual heroine: she is not an orphan, she is wealthy, she is not from PEI (exactly) and she does not write. I liked that she created a character who was a "hop out of kin" (to use a Montgomery phrase). I especially enjoyed th...more
The characterization and building in this story were brilliant. Little Jane Victoria is much younger than she seems. I had to remember that she is only twelve and thirteen during this story, yet she was incredibly capable and insightful. Her Mother is a creature I am very familiar with in that she is a doormat type of p...more
That's a rather dry (and sparse) summary of the the book, but to me the joy of any of LMM's books lies less in the plot and more in the characte...more
Jane reminds me of the joys of the 'little things' in life-living in a house one loves, cooking,feeling useful and needed, enjoying the domestic tasks and scenes, finding something in nearly everyone to like etc (okay,...more
Ms. Montgomery's novels have familiar elements in them, and Jane of Lantern Hill stays true to form. She waxes poetic on nature and Pr...more
One of the things I like best about L.M. Montgomery, I've decided on re-reading this for the millionth time, is the awesome houses she gives her characters. They have such fun decorating them, putting up curtains and cool...more
This story seems to reflect some of her real life struggles. Jane is raised mostly in Toronto and finds life there miserable until a summer visit to PEI completely transforms her. Two years prior...more
She is nine years old when she learns that her father is still alive - she'd always assumed he was dead. She isn't taught to hate Father, exactly, b...more
(I have trouble reviewing LMM books, because of course they're good. They're LMM books.)
First, the bad: what little plot there was was underdeveloped and predictable, but that certainly didn't take away from my enjoyment. (No one reads LMM for the plot, honestly.) The "Jane is a natural homemaker" seemed a little too much of a stretch for me, but I can work with it.
I liked this one. Jane is no Anne (nor is she Valency or Emily, but we all know Anne is the tru...more
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...more