Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: Maud - Melanie J. Fishbane

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery 
Melanie J. Fishbane
Genre: Young Adult, Historical
Publisher: Penguin Group
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Three gifs and three quotes to express my reaction to this book

This story is so sweet, charming, and heartwarming, I wore the above expression for most of the book.
He extended his hand. "Come."
She took his hand and couldn't think. She had never held a boy's hand before. And after she had just counted her nine stars. The idea was both thrilling and terrifying.

Poor Maud was like an orphan. After her mother's death, she was bounced around from relative to relative. Some resented her and none understood her. But the worst was her step-mother. I was so appalled by her behavior. I took solace in the fact, that Maud had some supportive relatives and a great group of friends, who built her back up when others were trying to break her spirit and kill her dreams.
"I'm so glad you're home." Mollie wrapped her arms around Maud and gave her a hug so tight she had to keep her hat from falling. "It was like this summer had no sun with you gone."

The romances in this book were so precious and swoony. Though Will and Nate were very different from each other, they were both perfect for Maud. I loved every moment that these two shared with Maud.
P.S. Note, not one mistake this time. Laura has been helping me and my hands aren't so shaky anymore. They just miss touching you.

Overall: A lovely character driven novel, which inspired me to search for more information on LM Montgomery and left me with a warm heart and a smile on my face.

**I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the advanced copy of this book

Have you read any LM Montgomery books?
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  1. I've read very few books in the historical genre, but this seem so adorable C:
    Awesome review!

    1. I loved Anne of Green Gables, and this author did her thesis on LM Montgomery, so I was curious. There is a lot of that magic that was in Anne here in Maud. I don't real a lot of historicals, but I tend to enjoy them when I do. This one is set in Canada during the western expansion. It was interesting, and so adorbs.

  2. I haven't read her books, but goodness, this sounds like the perfect pick me up!

    1. I highly recommend this is you liked Anne of Green Gables. It has the same vibe.

  3. This sounds adorable. I really know next to nothing about L.M. Montgomery but this novel sounds entertaining.

    1. Apparently this is fact-based, and it sounds like she drew a lot of her inspiration for Anne from her own life, and I was inspired to read more about LM. Lots of adorbs parts in this book, and parts that made me sad too. I thought Fishbane did a wonderful weaving LM's life into this story.