Kilmeny of the Orchard

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Indo-European Publishing, 2010 - 146 pages
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Kilmeny of the Orchard is a novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. It is the story of a young man named Eric Marshall who goes to teach a school on Prince Edward Island and meets a mute girl that has perfect hearing named Kilmeny. He sees her when he is walking in the woods and hears her playing the violin. He visits her for a long time until he falls in love with her. When he proposes she rejects him, even though she loves him in return, believing that her disability will only hinder his life if they were married, despite his protests that it wouldn't matter at all. Meanwhile, Eric's good friend David who is a renowned throat doctor, comes to the island and visits Eric. He examines Kilmeny, and says that nothing will cure her but an extreme psychological need to speak. This need comes soon when Neil Gordon, who is in love with Kilmeny and madly jealous of Eric, comes behind Eric with an axe, meaning to kill him. Kilmeny is nearby, and without thinking, she yells to Eric to look behind him: she can now speak. Neil runs away on a ship, and Kilmeny and Eric get married.

 

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Review: Kilmeny of the Orchard

User Review  - Nemo - Goodreads

Bleeeeeeeeehhhhhhhghghhghg. Blegh blegh blegh. Blegh. I wanted to like this, really I did. And honestly, if you took all the plot out of it, and just left in LM Montgomery's musings about PEI, I'd ... Read full review

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User Review  - Naomi Bennet - Goodreads

One word to describe this quick, darling book is sweet. It's one of the sweetest love stories I have ever read - it's a simple plot, but so filled with sugary loveliness that the simple-ness of it ... Read full review

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Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, (30 November 1874–24 April 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with "Anne of Green Gables", "Anne's House of Dreams," "Rainbow Valley," "Rilla of Ingleside", "Kilmeny of the Orchard ", etc.

 

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