Welcome to the fifth installment in the best-selling Anne of Green Gables series. This book was first available to the public in 1917. It's intended for little girls and young women who are just starting out in the big world and are constantly learning from their own mistakes. Anne Shirley, the main character of the series, is a lovely young lady who is trying to find her calling in life and comes across friends, enemies, love and hate on Prince Edward Island.
By the way, that's where Lucy Montgomery, the author of these books, is from. The critics are calling Anne of Green Gables a classic and one of the best series for the kids. It's been reprinted numerous times and is as popular today as ever. Ok, let's dig deeper in Anne's House of Dreams.
The story begins with a happy event: Anne and Gil, her childhood BFF and beloved man, are finally getting married! After the celebration, they move to Four Winds, a tiny house on the riverbank. That's where Gilbert is planning to start his medical practice. The newly-weds meet and befriend lots of interesting folks, including Jim, an ex-sailor who's now running the lighthouse, and Cornelia, a single lady in her 40s who's living all by herself in a nice bright green house.
Anne of Green Gables series
1. Anne of Green Gables
2. Anne of Avonlea
3. Anne of the Island
4. Anne of Windy Poplars
5. Anne's House of Dreams
6. Anne of Ingleside
7. Rainbow Valley
8. Rilla of Ingleside
9. Chronicles of Avonlea
10. Further Chronicles of Avonlea
And then there's Leslie, Anne's new neighbor. She went through a terrible tragedy and lost both her father and brother. Next, her mom made her marry Dick, an ill-mannered, unscrupulous man when she was a 16-year-old child. Then, Jim brought him back from a year-long voyage - damaged, beaten-up and helpless. So, now she's forced to take care of him and envies what Anne has with her husband...