Kilmeny of the Orchard
L. M. Montgomery

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Narrated By: Grace Conlin

Duration: 4 hours and 6 minutes

What to expect

When twenty-four-year-old Eric Marshall arrives on Prince Edward Island to become a substitute schoolmaster, he has a bright future in his wealthy family’s business. Eric has taken the two-month teaching post only as a favor to a friend—but fate throws in his path a beautiful, mysterious girl named Kilmeny Gordon. With jet black hair and sea blue eyes, Kilmeny immediately captures Eric’s heart. But Kilmeny cannot speak, and Eric is concerned for and bewitched by this shy, sensitive mute girl. For the first time in his life, Eric must work hard for something he wants badly, and there is nothing he wants more than for Kilmeny to return his love.


Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction, Children’s / Teenage fiction: General fiction, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Girls and women, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Relationship stories – Romance, love or friendship

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“A romance as wholesome as the bread and milk that the hero eats at dusk…The story is as refreshing—and perhaps rather more stimulating—as a drink from a cool spring set back from the novel reader’s dusty road.”

Independent (New York)

“A story born in the heart of Arcadia and brimful of the sweet and simple life of the primitive environment.”

Boston Herald

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a story of decidedly unusual conception and interest, and will rival this author’s earlier works in popularity.”

Kalamazoo Evening Press

Kilmeny of the Orchard is a book of rare quality, difficult to describe but evident to those who have eyes to see.”