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Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery
Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery | Melanie Fishbane
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For the first time ever, a young novel about the teen years of L.M. Montgomery, the author who brought us ANNE OF GREEN GABLES. Fourteen-year-old Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Maud to her friends -- has a dream: to go to college and become a writer, just like her idol, Louisa May Alcott. But living with her grandparents on Prince Edward Island, she worries that this dream will never come true. Her grandfather has strong opinions about a woman's place in the world, and they do not include spending good money on college. Luckily, she has a teacher to believe in her, and good friends to support her, including Nate, the Baptist minister's stepson and the smartest boy in the class. If only he weren't a Baptist; her Presbyterian grandparents would never approve. Then again, Maud isn't sure she wants to settle down with a boy -- her dreams of being a writer are much more important. But life changes for Maud when she goes out West to live with her father and his new wife and daughter. Her new home offers her another chance at love, as well as attending school, but tensions increase as Maud discovers her stepmother's plans for her, which threaten Maud's future -- and her happiness forever."
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AStoriedSoul
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I'm not sure if the book is the feature of this photo, or my amazing Royal Albert tea cup is. I heart that cup lots; it was my grandmother's. Maud is perfect for fans of Anne of Green Gables and is based on LM Montgomery's (the author's) life! And what a gorgeous cover and amazing library find!

#bookworm #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookaddiction #booknerd #bookgeek #readinglife #bookishlife #booksarelife #booksarelove #reading #yalovin #ireadya

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Ehbooklover
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Pickpick

I loved this well-researched fictional account about the teenage years of one of my favourite childhood authors. Reading it really opened my eyes as to how much of Montgomery's real life experiences became part of her fictional stories. Recommended for anyone who is a fan of the Anne of Green Gables series.

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Kenyonbird
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I took this book with me on holiday to Prince Edward Island • I adore green gables and have always been fascinated by the story• I felt like I was getting to Know Lucy in this book .... Like it was a door to Anne. L.M Is a magical writer full of so much passion and such a natural with words. It was a fantastic book. I enjoyed every second . The author: Melanie Fishbane wrote it with love & care. What a beautiful story about a beautiful woman. ✌🏼️

MrBook Nice review! Welcome to @Litsy ! Just warning you now, you won't want to leave. 😆👏🏻 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! 2y
RaimeyGallant What he said. ;) @MrBook 2y
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Kenyonbird Thank you @MrBook for the welcoming & good vibes ✌🏼️ 2y
Kenyonbird @RaimeyGallant thankyou ❤️ 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you are enjoying it here! 2y
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Katpie1701
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To sum it up in a word: charming. It started off a little shaky, with it feeling like the author was basically grafting Anne's personality onto L.M. Montgomery's life, but Maud grew and matured so much throughout the book that that didn't last long. It's a sweet comfort read, especially if you love Anne of Green Gables and want to get some insight into its creator. #bookreview #bibliophile #booknerd #historicalfiction #YA

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Katpie1701
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I absolutely love Anne of Green Gables and have never seen any historical fiction focused on L.M Montgomery, so I am thrilled to be diving into this one! I've read mixed reviews so I hope I'm of the more positive persuasion, but I guess we'll wait and see!

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mayusteapot
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"Perhaps you'll become famous like Louisa May Alcott," he joked [...]
"I'll never be Alcott," she said...

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ReadingSusan
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Panpan

This book enraged me. I hated it so much and I don't understand why it has such good reviews. Maud was so annoying and childish through the first half and the dialogue was just terrible. I hated the writing. If I had not paid full price for this book I would have bailed. This was a huge disappointment.

saresmoore Blurg. 3y
rubyslippersreads I liked it more than you did, but I was disappointed that Maud wasn't more like 3y
minkyb So sorry. 3y
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ReadingSusan
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Am I the only one who takes the dust jacket off the book to read it?

BarbaraJean Me too! I never read with the dust jacket on. It's only on when the book is on the shelf. 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Guilty! 😎 3y
Vexingcircumstance I do if I'm reading a book like that that isn't a library book (which is rare). The library here usually tapes them on. 3y
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merelybookish Always! Find dust jackets cumbersome when I read. 3y
Chelsey Always! 3y
Redwritinghood Nope. Sometimes they just drive me crazy and I take them off. 3y
drokka 👍👍 3y
Nat_Reads Always. They are so annoying!! Pretty but annoying. 3y
irre I always take them off. 3y
BriKie I take them off but only because I want them to stay beautiful and unblemished. I would rather have them on. 3y
BookishBeth I take them off. A naked book feels better in my hands. 3y
xicanti Always, unless I'm reading a library hardcover where the dust jacket's been reinforced and taped onto the book. They get grotty and awful if I lug them around everywhere. 3y
Chasing_Pages Always off while reading them, then back on while on the shelf. I don't even let my friends borrow my books with the dust jackets on, they just know they're not allowed. Lol 3y
Sarah83 I put it off as well. 😉 3y
elkeo_TheBookDragon Always! To keep them nice. 3y
pocketmermaid Most of the time I do, unless I want to show off what I'm reading! When I do remove them, I put a stretchable fabric cover over it so I don't get fingerprints on the cover. 3y
minkyb Usually my hardcovers are from the library and they have the plastic covering! 3y
mrp27 I always do, I don't want the cover to get grimy and it feels annoying in my hands. 3y
Cortg I always do...and so do my kids! 3y
ReadingSusan @BarbaraJean yeah it's just annoying to have it on! 3y
ReadingSusan @Vexingcircumstance yeah my library does that too. It's just when they slip around that it annoys me. It's fine if they are taped off. 3y
ReadingSusan @merelybookish me too! They always slip around. 3y
ReadingSusan @Chasing-Pages ha ha! I do the same. 3y
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ReadingSusan
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I have been so excited for this book! Love the epigraph!

saresmoore I look forward to your thoughts on this! 3y
Daisey I enjoyed it! 3y
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ReadingSusan
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I got this beauty in the mail yesterday from Amazon. I was so excited. Until I looked at it. Giant smudges over the cover and the dust jacket was rumpled and crinkly. So angry. I requested a replacement right away. I don't spend my hard earned money to get a less than perfect copy!

Oryx Same happened to me recently from amazon. Big greasy smudges. Got a replacement. 3y
ReadingSusan @Oryx so maddening. At least they are good about returns. 3y
Mccall0113 Yikes 3y
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Teafiend Disappointed with amazon lately! 3y
Lmstraubie That is very frustrating 😣 3y
janeycanuck Ugh... I had that with a book recently. Three copies sent, each more damaged than the last. After three, I just got a refund. 3y
ReadingSusan @janeycanuck that is terrible! 3y
ReadingSusan @Amyg3 it was packed in too big of a box with no wrapping. So ridiculous. 3y
ReadingSusan @Lmstraubie so frustrating. Luckily the new copy will get here tomorrow. 3y
LeahBergen 😠😠 3y
minkyb Very frustrating. Glad they made it right. 3y
kspenmoll Glad they did- i would do the same! 3y
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TirzahPrice
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I'm oh so thrilled for my friend Mel and the release of her YA novel MAUD, about the teenage years of LM Montgomery. This is a painstakingly researched labor of love that has the official approval of the Montgomery heirs. I've heard excerpts over the years and I'm just so happy that it exists in book form for everyone to read!

ReadingSusan Omg I am DYING to read this. 3y
moranadatter It's good to see you back! 3y
Bklover Hope things are going well for you. 3y
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Laura317
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"Next to marrying a cousin, marrying a Baptist is like going to the devil." Well, I never!! ?? guess I've gone to the devil. I married one of them Baptists! ???

rubyslippersreads LMM didn't think much of Methodists either. 😄 3y
Reecaspieces That's a hoot! 3y
Laura317 Good grief! Double whammy. A Methodist turned Baptist. I'm doomed. Doomed I tell ya! 3y
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Sarahthelibrarygirl
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Pickpick

Love love love love love. There were squeaks of delight, heart palpitations, and stomach butterflies involved in the reading of this book. I felt like I was in middle school again, which Is awesome, because my middle school self was pure of heart and soul. I got a distinctly Little House on the Prairie vibe from the second half that I wasn't expecting, but then again, I didn't know about Montgomery' time out west. 10/10 would recommend.

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Sarahthelibrarygirl
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You would never know that behind that orange blocked cover lies my kindle, now would you? I'm in love with this case made with traditional bookbinding techniques in England @klevercase endeavors to keep the magic and tradition of books alive in the digital age, and I LOVE it! #klevercase #infinitelibrary #bibliophile #bookstagram

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Sarahthelibrarygirl
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In love with this book already! If you can please a hardcore Anne-fan, you're doing something right. #netgalley #arc

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Daisey
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I truly enjoyed this historical fiction about a teenaged Lucy Maud Montgomery! It covers time spent living with her grandparents, going to live with her father, and coming back to her grandparents' home while dreaming of becoming a writer and continuously working towards more education along with some romance.

If you enjoy L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Grren Gables and her other books, I highly recommend this.
Available May 2017

#NetGalley #YA

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JenlovesJT47
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Sooooo excited to read this!!!! I love Lucy Maud Montgomery, currently listening to Anne of Green Gables on audiobook. Yay! 📚🤓📚#NetGalley #ARC

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Daisey
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Like many other posts I've seen today, I like tea (tonight it's acai green tea) and chocolate with my books!

#ReadJanuary

tpixie Yummy on all accounts! 3y
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Daisey
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I made it to 24 hours for the #24in48 readathon with 3 completed books, 1 completed audiobook, and an hour and a half to spare before midnight! The last hour or so was spent finishing my #CovertoCover book and a few more chapters of Maud.

Bookworm83 Great job!! 📚🎉📚🎉 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
mhillis Impressive!! 3y
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SaturnDoo 🖒🖒🖒❤ 3y
saresmoore Woohoo! 3y
DebinHawaii Awesome!!! Great job! 🎉📚👍 3y
Megabooks 🎊🎊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻📚👍🏻 3y
Simona Congrats 🎈🎊🍾🎉 3y
Eyelit Fantastic! 👏📚🎉 3y
TrishB Well done 😀🎉 3y
Readerann Way to go!! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!! 3y
tpixie Wow! Great job! And you even had time for #LitsyBookClub! 3y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉 3y
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Daisey
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I went to meet up with friends for a while this evening. Now I'm back home with a book, a beverage, a cat on my lap, and the dog right beside me. It seems like the perfect way to end my day and get some more time in for #24in48.

DebinHawaii Perfect! 🐱❤️🐶👍 3y
Texreader Lovely! 3y
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LauraBeth
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Currently reading and loving 💕A novel inspired by the life of L.M Montgomery? Yes, please! Publish date is May 16. Also - this cover ❤#netgalley #24in48

Readbtwnlakes How did I not know this was coming?!?!?! So excited! 3y
GlitteryOtters @rubyslippersreads tagging you to make sure you see this post/know about this book (I feel like it might be easy to miss stuff this weekend with all of the readathon posts flying around!) 3y
Bookish.Heart What is this?? I never knew this even existed!!! 3y
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Lidia I want it! ❤️ 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm curious about this one. 3y
Cinfhen Gorgeous cover💞 3y
Eaclarke82 @SaturnDoo Ooh thanks think I'll have to read this one 3y
Daisey I'm almost halfway through and enjoying it! 3y
Laura317 I've got it in my NetGalley stack! 3y
rubyslippersreads @GlitteryOtters Thanks so much for tagging me. I did get a chance to read the book, but it's so easy to miss things, especially when @Litsy is extra-busy. I appreciate your thinking of me and my ❤ for LMM. 😊 3y
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Daisey
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#24in48 Intro Survey

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Daisey
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Starting my day with a fresh baked apple scone and this novel about L.M. Montgomery!

#NetGalley #YA

Laura317 I've got that book from #NetGalley too. I look forward to reading your review. 3y
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TirzahPrice
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A great line from the upcoming LMM YA novel!!

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TirzahPrice
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My friend Mel has been working on this YA novel about Lucy Maud Montgomery's teen years for a very long time! I'm so excited that it's finally coming out this year!!!

LauraBeth 💕 the description! 3y
TirzahPrice @LauraBeth rawr autocorrect!!! 3y
ScorpioBookDreams Sounds great. Love Anne of Green Gables so can't wait to read this! 3y
MamaGina Beautiful cover design!🌷 3y
Bookish.Heart I'm so excited! I didn't know about this book until today!! 3y
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Daisey
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I don't usually keep track of many release dates or even work to get a book when it's first published, so I don't really have an anticipated reads list. However, I'm a long time fan of L.M. Montgomery and just got access to this via Netgalley so I'm excited to start it soon!

#SeasonsReadings2016 #2017MostAnticipatedBooks #NetGalley

Reviewsbylola This looks good! 3y
Betty @Suzze are you aware of this book? 3y
Suzze @Betty No! I'm adding it right now. Thanks! 3y
LauraBeth This looks so awesome! 3y
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RivendellMom
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Using all my self control not to put down the Cybils to read this ARC. SQUEE!!!!

RivendellMom I've appeased myself by promising it as a book dessert for later today. 3y
saresmoore !!! I must read this! 3y
RivendellMom @saresmoore I know!! I gasped when I saw it. 3y
TirzahPrice I heard Melanie read an excerpt from this three years ago. I cannot wait for this book to be out! 3y
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