Wednesday, 14 August 2019
Anne's House of Dreams - L M Montgomery
This is the 5th in the series about Anne Shirley, the little girl who got sent to Matthew and Marilla's farm at Green Gables by mistake (the had asked for a boy). She had ginger hair, and never stopped talking. Written over a period of years, the author also covered Anne's growing up, education, career and marriage.
Anne and her beau, Gilbert Blythe, are married in the garden of Green Gables, and set off for a new life in a small house on the other side of Prince Edward Island, sight unseen by Anne. Gilbert is taking over a medical practice as a new GP, and rented this house as the retiring doctor is staying on in the home where his practice was. So Anne and Gilbert arive, and Anne finds that it is indeed (as the romantic she is) her "house of dreams". Adventures befall her, new friends are made. Some real sadness in this book along with joy, for that is way of things, back then or now. Having read myself through the series I found I liked this one the best, and as usual there are some great characters. I loved it, and now it only leaves me Anne of Ingleside (although there are more books about the children if I take a fancy!)
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