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The Doctor's Sweetheart - Lucy Maud Montgomery - Bogormen
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The Doctor's Sweetheart - Lucy Maud Montgomery
Title: The Doctor's Sweetheart
Author: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Genre: Short-stories
Rating: 3/5
# pages: 175
Date read: November, 2009

A collection of short stories featuring tales of the joys and sorrows of courtship, lost love, surprising reconciliations, and unexpected passions.

I hadn't read this short story collection in years, so thought it was time to pick it up again, but on this read-through, I was surprised to see how dark and almost depressing all the stories were, despite the main theme allegedly being romance. Very few - if any - were completely happy love-stories, instead there was love lost, love regained after a long estrangement, love found at the expense of others, or love misunderstood. I didn't pay attention to when these short-stories were written, but if I were to venture a guess, I'd think it was rather late in LMM's life, when her depression had become more pronounced.

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