Anne of Windy Poplars (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Anne of Windy Poplars is the fourth novel in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Finished on: 19.1.2022
[Here are my reviews of the other novels in the series.]

Plot:
Anne has finally graduated from Redmond college and has taken a job as the principal and teacher of Summerside High School while Gilbert remains at medical school to finish his studies. She writes him letters from Summerside and Windy Poplars, the house she found a room to board in together with two elderly widows and their housekeeper (and their cat). Anne has a tough start in Summerside, but she is determined to win everybody over.

I really didn’t expect to enjoy the Anne of Green Gables series as much as I do when I first set out to read the first novel. But their kindness and warmth is simply fantastic, and Anne of Windy Poplars is especially populated by so many wonderful characters, it’s just heart-warming.

The book cover showing Anne holding a bookd standing in front of a house with a green roof.
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Anne of the Island (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Anne of the Island is the third novel in the Anne of Green Gables Series by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Finished on: 26.8.2020
[Here are my reviews of the rest of the series.]

Plot:
Anne is finally ready to go to college – and Redmond beckons. Together with Gilbert, Charlie and Priscilla, they go to Nova Scotia to study, while Diana, Marilla and the twins remain back in Avonlea. Many things change for Anne, she makes new friends like Philippa (called Phil) and studies hard, while Gilbert becomes more insistent in his pursuit of Anne – much to her worry.

Reading the Anne of Green Gables series is really wonderful escapism – there is such a warmth and utterly humanistic core to the books, it’s simply a pleasure to fall into Anne’s world.

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Anne of Avonlea (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Anne of Avonlea is the second novel in the Anne of Green Gables Series by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Finished on: 12.9.2019
[Here’s my review of the first novel.]

Plot:
Anne has finished school and is now teaching at the school in Avonlea, while Gilbert is teaching at White Sands. They still spend a lot of time together studying and preparing for possibly going to college. But even in Avonlea, things change: Anne gets a new neighbor in Mr Harrison who is not all that pleasant and the twins Davy and Dora join her and Marilla at Green Gables. Distant relatives of Marilla, they don’t have anywhere else to stay and especially Davy knows how to keep them busy.

Anne of Avonlea is a very nce read again, though I maybe didn’t quite get into it as much as the first novel in the series. Still, I’m looking forward to reading the next installment in the series, as I am really enjoying it.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
Director: Adam Brazier
Writer: music by Norman Campbell, book and lyrics by Don Harron
Based on: Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel
Cast: A. J. Bridel, Susan Henley, George Masswohl, Katie Kerr, Aaron Hastelow, Marlane O’Brien
Seen on: 23.7.2018

Plot:
Siblings Marilla (Susan Henley) and Matthew Cuthbert (George Masswohl) have decided to take in a foster child. A strong boy who can help them with the work on the farm – work that has become harder for them as they grew older. But when Matthew goes to the train station to pick the kid up, he finds a girl – Anne Shirley (A. J. Bridel). Not knowing what else to do, he takes her home anyway. And before they can clear things up, Anne has wormed her way into their hearts as much as the hearts of all of Avonlea.

I caught this musical version of the novel pretty spontaneously and it was nice and entertaining, but it didn’t win me over as much as the novel did.

The stage just before the show starts.
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Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Anne of Green Gables is the first novels in the series by Lucy Maud Montgomery.
Finished on: 23.7.2018

Plot:
Siblings Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert have decided to take in a foster child. A strong boy who can help them with the work on the farm – work that has become harder for them as they grew older. But when Matthew goes to the train station to pick the kid up, he finds a girl – Anne Shirley. Not knowing what else to do, he takes her home anyway. And before they can clear things up, Anne has wormed her way into their hearts as much as the hearts of all of Avonlea.

I never read Anne of Green Gables as a kid but when I went to Canada (including Prince Edward Island) myself, I figured, I’d give it a read. I didn’t expect great things, but turns out, I absolutely loved the novel.

Book cover showing a drawing of a red-haired girl on a bridge over a small river.
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