In one of the early chapters of L.M. Montgomery’s, The Blue Castle, there is following quote:
“Fear is the original sin” Wrote John Foster “Almost all evil in the world has it’s origin in the fact that someone is afraid of something. It is a cold, slimy serpent coiling about you. It is horrible to live with fear; and it is all things degrading”.
Valancy Stirling is 29, single and still living at home with her domineering mother and unforgiving aunt. She has been a good girl her entire life, following the rules and the very narrow path that has been placed before her. Then she receives a letter and decided to take charge of her life. Her family thinks that she has gone mad, but she is actually changing the course of her life and opening herself up to new possibilities.
This book is nothing short of amazing. I understood Valancy immediately. I knew what her life is like with her well meaning, but ultimately emotionally destructive family. Her journey is an inspiration to all of us who feel trapped within our own fears and insecurities. By breaking free, Valancy finds the happiness that she is longing for.
We all have scars from our past and insecurities that hold us back. But we if can break free, like Valancy, then maybe we all can find what make us truly happy.
I recommend this book.