The apple blossom is out in full force here and it is this time of year more than any other which makes me want to revisit the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace.
I read these for the first time only two years ago as part of a readalong on Instagram. I had never even heard of the books before but was told that they were perfect for fans of L M Montgomery and I am definitely one of those! The readalong only covered the later books in the series – those set in high school or after – although I did go back and read the earlier books afterwards.
I adored the books so much. For me they are the perfect blend of sweetness and sorrow and reading them sucks me into Betsy-Tacy’s world. There are ten books in the series which follows Betsy and Tacy from the age of five until they are married. Three more books are set in the same town and feature a great many of the same characters including Besty. I gobbled them up in no time (I wish there were more!) and they are definitely right up there with Anne of Green Gables for me.
These books are perfect for anyone who loves L M Montgomery or the Little House on the Prairie series and I would thoroughly recommend hunting them out. Now I just need to find something similar – recommendations are always welcome!