The story is sort of all about Kilmeny, but it's also sort of all about Eric. I'll start where the book starts, okay? Okay. So we first meet Eric on the day that he graduates from college (I can't remember what degree he got. I'm fairly sure that that was mentioned in the book, too.), and now his father and his friend are talking to him about what he's going to do next. It is expected that he will settle down, get married, and help his father out with the business (his dad owns a rather large company). Through a series of events that includes an old friend and a letter, Eric ends up teaching at a school in the very small town of Lindsay, PEI.
Did you ever notice that sometimes the best books are the hardest to explain? Yeah, that's about where I am right now. It is always harder when the good book in question is an older book, from an author who is recognized world-wide as a literary genius. Also, I am going to share a secret about myself: I am terrible at summaries. I know what the book is about, but as soon as someone asks me about it, I'm all like "Ummm.....". I generally mumble something quickly, succeed in making the book sound terrible, and end up shoving the book in their face so that they can just read the back cover. I don't know if I am just shy or what, but it's horrible. Is anyone else like that?
Anyways, I know that the summary wasn't the best, but you'll just have to take my word for it. Now go. Shoo! Go borrow it from your local library (or steal it from a friend-just make sure to remember to give it back), and discover the wonderfulness that is this book.