The Fountains of Carrots Podcast
About This Show
Bloggers Christy and Haley have caffeine-fueled chats about faith, books, culture and whatever strikes their fancy. Join them for conversations with great women as they share about family, vocation, tv, and laundry. So pour a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy some time with friends.
Most Recent Episode
FoC 063: The Blue Castle and How Valancy Stirling Got Woke
2 days ago
Every so often we tell the listeners ahead of time about a great book we want to discuss and have a little FoC “book club.” This time it’s The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery–author of the beloved Anne of Green Gables series. It’s a book we’ve both been meaning to read for ages and it was so wonderful that we wish we’d read it sooner! It is definitely a comfort read worthy of being enjoyed every year.
The main character, Valancy Stirling, is a 29-year-old “spinster” in the eyes of her oppressive extended family. When she discovers that she has a fatal heart condition with only months to live, she decides to go out and live her life like she’s never had the courage to do before. The result is an absolutely delightful tale of sacrifice, joie-de-vivre, and….since it’s LMM, a great romance.
We delve into everything from how to pronounce “Valancy” to the controversial “did they or didn’t they” conversation and everything in between in today’s book episode! Whether you had a chance to pick up the novel or not, we think you’re going to love this episode.
The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery
Other books we talked about:
The Anne series by L.M. Montgomery