Jane of Lantern Hill, L.M. Montgomery
Jane of Lantern Hill is L.M. Montgomery’s twenty-third book. Set in Toronto and in Prince Edward Island, it depicts Jane Stuart’s attempt to reunite her estranged parents in spite of years of misunderstanding as well as interference on the part of her maternal grandmother and her paternal aunt. Jane of Lantern Hill formed the basis of Kevin Sullivan’s film Lantern Hill, which starred Mairon Bennett, Sam Waterston, Sarah Polley, and Colleen Dewhurst.
For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead - until she discovered he was alive, well, and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his cottage in Lantern Hill, doing all the wonderful things Grandmother deems unladylike, she dares to dream that there could be such a house back in Toronto. A house where she, Mother, and Father could live together without Grandmother directing their lives, a house that could be called home.