Jane of Lantern Hill is my favorite of L.M. Montgomery’s (the author of Anne of Green Gables) books. It’s a delightfully wonderful story; one that I’m sure you will enjoy and treasure. It’s perfect as a read-aloud for the whole family (though young ones might not understand why Jane’s parents don’t live together and you might have to define some of the bigger words).
There are only a couple of things to look out for, and I will list them here. The most important one is that at the beginning of the novel, Jane despises the Bible and she says, “God is no good.” This does get remedied and Jane learns to love the Bible and value it, and she learns that God sending her where she didn’t want to go was better for her than if God hadn’t sent her.
The other thing is that the term “jewing” is used a couple of times. It’s not used in a racist or derogatory way, but it is there because it’s how people used to talk. You might need to explain to younger kids that that is not how we speak.
All in all, this book is clean, joyful, delightful and a wonderful choice. It’s a shorter book, so you can enjoy it in an afternoon. It also seems like a lighter book. It will make you want to go run outside. 🙂