The second in the trilogy about Emily Byrd Starr of New Moon Farm on Prince Edward Island, it tells of her time at high school. It is hard for her strict aunts to give permission, but they give it when they make her promise to give up her writing which they see as a waste of time. This is very hard for Emily, who knows she is destined to be a great writer. But she is allowed to go to Shrewsbury with her friends and almost convinces herself she can survive without writing, especially when she catches the eye of handsome Teddy Kent. But how much is she really able to sacrifice?
"I love Emily."-Madeleine L'Engle Keeping a Promise Was Never So Difficult Emily Starr knows that she is destined to become a great writer. But she also knows that her life will be absolutely miserable if she can't attend school with her bosom friends. And the only way her strict Aunt Elizabeth will let her go to high school in Shrewsbury is if Emily surrenders her pen-for good. Emily almost convinces herself that she can survive without writing, especially when she catches the eye of Teddy Kent. But she can't stop herself from secretly recording all of her hilarious adventures and coming-of-age heartbreaks. When the local paper gets ahold of her writing and offers her an exciting opportunity, Emily will have to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice as she climbs towards her dreams. This new edition lovingly restores the original, unabridged text and includes an all-new, exclusive introduction with special memories from L.M. Montgomery's granddaughter. What Readers Are Saying: "A spunky, mysterious, and lightly romantic read." "There is much more to this book than anyone would expect-wonderful, complex characters and very subtle, sly underlying themes." "Five stars for being beautiful, inspiring, funny, and magical."