I have read The Blue Castle before (the plot gradually came back to me as I read), but it had been years. There was much that I didn't remember, but I enjoyed rediscovering it all.
Valancy and Barney's love story is rather unorthodox. But isn't it just like Montgomery to have her characters fall in love over the beauty and wildness of nature? There have been many moments in my life when I wished I could see the world through Lucy Maud Montgomery's eyes. What a magical place it becomes, and what wonderful writing she uses to describe it!
I can't say that The Blue Castle is my favorite Montgomery book, but I was glad to be given the chance to reread it. It helped remind me of all the amazing Montgomery stories there are out there, beyond the world of Emily and Anne. I just may find myself exploring more of these stories in the very near future!