The Silver Petticoat Book Club – The latest pick is here!

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Our first classic book club pick is here! The Silver Petticoat Book Club rotates between picking newer books and “classic” books every other month. That means that one month we’ll pick a more modern book (any books published after the year 2000 – though we’ll give preference to more recently published books) and then the next month we’ll pick a classic book (any book printed before the year 2000). Your August 2020 read marks our first Classic Silver Petticoat Book Club pick! And it’s a fun one.


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The Silver Petticoat Book Club pick of August is…The Blue Castle, a classic romance from one of our favorite authors, L.M. Montgomery.

Most of you are probably familiar with her most famous book series, Anne of Green Gables. Or maybe even the equally fantastic Emily of New Moon Trilogy. But Lucy Maud Montgomery has so many lesser-known novels that deserve more love and appreciation.

The Blue Castle was published in 1926 and is one of her only adult fiction titles. Now, we love the characters in this book. Valancy is 29, treated like a child by her family, and is considered an old maid. But when she finds out she’s dying of a heart condition, Valancy decides to find happiness and move out. Hey, she’s even going to tell the Stirling clan what she really thinks about them.

Naturally, the town and her family think she’s lost her mind, especially when Valancy starts hanging out with Barney Snaith, a mysterious man that everyone believes is a criminal. But since Valancy is dying, she just doesn’t care. And that includes proposing to a man she barely knows. He only has to put up with her for a short time anyway.

Overall, we love The Blue Castle. It’s romantic, engaging, and darkly funny. We can’t wait to talk more about the book at the end of the month! We hope you enjoy your August 2020 read!


From L.M. Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables, comes another beloved classic and an unforgettable story of courage and romance.

Valancy Stirling is 29 and has never been in love. She’s spent her entire life on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt. But one day she receives a shocking, life-altering letter―and decides then and there that everything needs to change. For the first time in her life, she does exactly what she wants to and says exactly what she feels.

At first her family thinks she’s gone around the bend. But soon Valancy discovers more surprises and adventure than she ever thought possible. She also finds her one true love and the real-life version of the Blue Castle that she was sure only existed in her dreams…


There is a lovely audiobook by the talented actress, Barbara Barnes.

the blue castle book cover; your august 2020 read


(A Book Club Designed to Discuss Great Books with Love Stories from All Genres)

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We’ll discuss The Blue Castle (your August 2020 read) the final week of August on the three social media channels listed below. However, you can also find some information on The Silver Petticoat Review (subscribe to our newsletter for updates). You can also follow #TheSilverPetticoatBookClub hashtag.

Read more about The Silver Petticoat Book Club HERE.

What do you think of our classic Silver Petticoat Book Club reveal? Do you plan to read our August 2020 pick? Have you read The Blue Castle before (don’t give away spoilers!)? Let us know in the comments.

(NOTE: If you’re a publisher, publicist, or author with a new book that fits The Silver Petticoat Book Club, and would like us to consider it for future picks, please send us an email!)

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