Mistress Pat (Pat of Silver Bush #2)
When she was twenty, nearly everyone thought Patricia Gardiner ought to be having beausexcept of course, Pat herself. For Pat, Silver Bush was both home and heaven. All she could ever ask of life was bound in the magic of the lovely old house on Prince Edward Island, "where good things never change." And now there was more than ever to do, what with planning for the Christ...more
Fortunately, Judy Plum has not gone anywhere, and her lively presence at Silver Bush receives the additional spark provided by a foil: one Josiah Tillytuck, whose tall tales and cornball perso ...more
What I didn't like:
1. SO LITTLE HILARY. I mean, after finishing Pat of Silver Moon and reading that ending all I wanted was JINGLES. And all I got were mention of his letter ...more
"Mistress Pat" is a rather slow book. It takes place over many years and simply documents the many changes that occur at Silver Bush. The many changes that makes Pat's life unbearably hard. Minor catastrophes and small tragedies haunt Silver Bush, souring the life for Pat and the people she loves. While all of Pat's choices in life has been made in order to protec ...more
(And really, why couldn't Pat's father put his foot down about his daughter-in-law's tribe of relations overrunning the house?)
The first half of this book was leisurely paced. The picture of life at Silver Bush was so cozy and domestic it was a comfort to read. In changing times when people were snubbing the old delights of hospitality, doing less at home and eating more store-bought food, just the precursor to our lifestyle today, Silver Bush, under the leadership o ...more
Well, a lot, actually. But in this volume the "saying" ...more
Anyway, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as the other book in the series. Was it just me, or did anyone else feel like the events of 11 years could have been condensed into 3? I mean, Hillary (I kept thinking 'who's this Hillary guy?' and then realised she meant Jingle) doesn't even turn up again until the 8th year or something. That's a really long time, even for a t ...more
I found it harder and harder to relate to Pat's passionate attachment to her house... Pat's obsession with it really did get in the way of some of her friendsh ...more
Now some general L.M. Montgomery comments, after having just read 21 of her books in the last few months. Sometimes her endings are a little too abrupt for me, saving huge reversals until the last few pages. And she is a little too focused on fatalism, or pre-destination, as she calls it, in some books. The fatalism looms largest, in my opinion, in the Emily books. Hence I'm less fond of them. I don't believe that people "can't help it" and h ...more
Yet I read on, straight through Judy's jargon, cat prose, weather whimsy, and years of change. I felt tearful at the aging of Judy and McGinty, mad at Mae Binnie's cheapness of soul, charmed by Jingle's loyalty, at home in Judy's kitchen, d ...more
I felt very domestic after finishing, and immediately went to the kitch ...more
NOT BAD, BUT THE CHARACTER IS STUBBORN AND ANNOYING. SHE HATES CHANGE SO SHE LIVES WITH HER FAMILY UNTIL SHE'S LIKE 30 AND HER HOUSE BURNS DOWN.
I REREAD PAT OF SILVER BUSH AND MISTRESS PAT EVERY FEW YEARS BECAUSE I LIKE SOME OF THE SUPPORTING CHARACTERS, BUT PAT IS A CAILURE WEIRDO AND THE LOLMANCE IS NOT GRATE.
I DIDN'T LIKE IT. PAT IS BASICALLY ME SO I LOATHE HER.
I KNOW I READ IT BUT I HAVE NO MEMORY OF WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL.
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