Goodreads Synopsis: Like her beloved character Anne of Green Gables, L. M. Montgomery spent her childhood a rural farmhouse. Born November 30, 1874, and raised by strict, elderly guardians, Maud had an early life full of loneliness and struggle; however, she had a secret dream: to become a writer.
As a teenager I devoured books by L. M. Montgomery, from Anne of Green Gables to collections of short stories, I loved them all.
This book is a fast read. At 176 pages it feels more like a summary of her life, than an in depth biography. But still the insight into Montgomery was interesting, and I enjoyed reading it. I came away wanting to read and know more about her.
Montgomery had an interesting life, and a hard life. She lived with her grandparents, and lost her mother at a young age, and her father gave custody of her over to family. I really was inspired by how hard she worked to become a writer. She worked her way through school, and even worked as a newspaper woman in an age where women didn’t often do those things. She married late in life, but she also had a whirlwind of romances with various young men. Montgomery seems like the type of woman with whom it would be easy to be friends with.
In the end I gave this book 4 stars on Goodreads.