On a blustery November day the King children and Sara, the Story Girl, come up with a great idea that will help them endure the dreary winter season. They will publish a magazine of their thoughts and adventures. From Personals and Fashion Notes to an etiquette column and stories of the most interesting happenings in Carlisle, Our Magazine is simply the most entertaining and delightful publication anyone in town has ever read. But seasons pass, and nothing is forever–and soon it will be time for the Story Girl to leave her good friends on Prince Edward Island, friends with whom she has walked the golden road of youth.
But he who accepts human love must bind it to his soul with pain, and she is not lost to me. Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it.
With a more clearly defined plot, I found The Golden Road much more enjoyable than the rambling narrative of The Story Girl. It still has the lyrical qualities ever-present in Montgomery’s work, but there’s a sense of direction that was lacking in The Story Girl. The newspaper entries were a little long at times, but the rest of the book was enjoyable and perfectly captured that feeling of the end of childhood. So while the Story Girl series may not be my favourite of Montgomery’s, I still found these books to be beautifully written and highly nostalgic.