Sunday, August 18, 2013

Anne's House of Dreams - Review

Anne's House of Dreams by L.M. Montgomery

Rating: 5 Stars

Description:  After a long wait Anne and Gilbert are married and off to begin their life together at Four Winds where Gilbert will be working as a doctor.  They are far from home but manage to make friends with those around them including Miss Cornelia, Captain Jim and the beautiful complicated Leslie Moore.  Mixed in with the the newlyweds' happiness is a touch of tragedy.

Genre: Children's, Classic

My Impression:  This book starts shortly before Anne and Gilbert's wedding.  The buildup and the event was well worth the 4 book wait.  While I missed the characters from Green Gables Marilla makes a few visits to Four Winds and their new friends filled a lot of the space left by the other friends.  This is the first book in the series that really brought me to tears at one point and Montgomery certainly mixes in some darker elements with Leslie Moore's story.  I think the darkness kept the book from being too sweet as it could have easily become.

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?:  Yes - 3rd book this month, 2 more to go

Would I Recommend this Book?:  Yes, especially to those who are already familiar with Anne.  This would be a good read for someone who had only seen the movies because it kind of starts where the movie ends and it has a new cast of characters.

This is my 8th book for the month.  I have 7 more to go including 2 more Montgomery books and 1 library book.

1 comment:

  1. This book brings me to tears in several places, every single time I read it. And yet I love it. The sadder, darker moments are in keeping with Anne's growing maturity, and they make the brighter moments sparkle all the more. Wonderful review!