''Jane of Lantern Hill'' is Creator/LMMontgomery's last novel. Jane lives with her mother and wealthy grandmother in the city of Toronto. She is miserable under her grandmother's tyrannical rule, all of her talents smothered and any friendships snuffed out. Nonetheless, Jane dreams of happiness for herself and her beautiful but spineless mother. It comes as a surprise, to say the least, to learn that Jane's father is alive and well and living in Prince Edward Island -- and he wants to meet her. Reluctant, sure she's going to hate the Island and hate her father and hate everything about it, she sets out -- but once in on the Island, it turns out that she and her father are true kindred spirits, and Jane's summers on PEI turn into a magical opportunity for growth, wonder, and joy.

This is a little odd among Montgomery's books for striking a tone somewhere between the whimsical coming of age of ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'', et alia, and the sometimes desperate need for love and beauty in the lonely, adult ''Literature/TheBlueCastle.''

!!Tropes found in this work
* AliceAllusion: She once dreamed of going into a mirror until she was ridiculed for vanity for sitting in front of them.
* {{Arcadia}}: Prince Edward Island
* BitchInSheepsClothing: The grandmother
** Aunt Irene, Andrew's simpering hypocritical sister. She is rightly described as "sweet poison" by one of the neighbours.
* CinderellaCircumstances: Her friend Jody
* CityMouse: Jane
* CloseKnitCommunity: PEI
* EvilMatriarch: The grandmother
* ExtremeDoorMat: Jane's mother who cannot stand up to her mother and earlier couldn't stand up to her meddling sister-in-law Irene. She finally grows a backbone when [[spoiler: she defies her mother and goes to Prince Edward Island when Jane nearly dies of pnemonia]].
* FaceYourFears: Cows, in Jane's case.
* FeminineWomenCanCook: Jane picks up cooking easily.
* GildedCage: Jane's mother's life in the mansion on Gay Street. Jane senses she is unhappy despite all her expensive clothes and the parties she goes to.
* GreenEyedMonster: The grandmother.
* HonoraryUncle: Little Aunt Em -- to everyone. Also Uncle Tombstone, whose real last name is Tunstone.
* HopelessSuitor: The Jimmy John's hired man, Step-a-yard, is in love with Miss Justina Titus, but knows that it's hopeless since she's faithful to the memory of Alec Jacks, who was killed in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.
* InHarmonyWithNature: Jane is a great gardener, and has a particular affinity for the moon.
* INeverGotAnyLetters: The grandmother saw to that.
* TheMourningAfter: Miss Justina Titus is still faithful to the memory of Alec Jacks, who died in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, and still wears her hair in a pompadour as that was how she wore it when she said good-bye to him.
* MyBelovedSmother: The grandmother, again.
* OrphansOrdeal: Her friend Jody -- not, unusually a central place in the plot.
* ParentalFavoritism: Jane's grandmother, toward her mother.
* ProperLady: Jane.
* [[TurnOutLikeHisFather Turn Out Like Her Father]]: Her grandmother objects to this in Jane. Jane even doesn't like the notion she gets her chin from her father, at first.