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What happened to Anne You ll stay right here with me, Anne girl, said Gilbert lazily I won t have you flying away from me into the hearts of storms. Oh, that s right She got married I miss the adventuring Young Anne with haunted woods and dryad s bubble I wish we still had the College gal Anne with her little cottage of friends I would even prefer the Schoolmistress Anne battling the Pringles and educating young minds.Anne was strong, independent, with dreams and ambitions of writing I liked to see how she reached out and over the heads of many women who were confined to traditional rolls.And all of a sudden, her highest goal is to be married and to raise children It s like L M Montgomery flipped a switch I suppose at those times, women were expected to contentedly give up everything to raise the children but Anne used to have her heart set on so, so many things And for her to give all that up without even the slightest protest She does still have her quiet dreamy ness and her thoughtless meddling, but everything is so much tamer So muchdomestic Oh, Marilla, I thought I was happy before Now I know that I just dreamed a pleasant dream of happiness This is the reality. Soshe does it becausehappiness This whole book had me questioning everything Namely, what was even the point of the first four books We spend so much time following Anne through her education She spent so many of years of her life doing her best in school solely so she could become a school teacher Then, only a few years in, she completely drops everything L M Montgomery forced Anne into marriage and erased convenient bits of her personality to fit her into the mold.Audiobook CommentsRead by Susan O Malley and while the audiobook wasn t terriblethe plot of this book just gave me an overall negative impression.Blog Instagram Twitter I enjoyed this, though not as much as precious books I still love Anne and Gilbert and I really love all the new characters and Four Winds Just so lovely. Anne s House of Dreams Anne of Green Gables 5 , L.M Montgomery Anne s House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery It was first published in 1917 by McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart The novel is from a series of books written primarily for girls and young women, about a young girl named Anne Shirley The books follow the course of Anne s life It is set principally on Canada s Prince Edward Island, Montgomery s birthplace and home for much of her life 2012 1386 1388 391 9789645361929 1390 1391 1392 20 Anne was always romantic, you know, said Marilla apologetically Well, married life will most likely cure her of that, Mrs Lynde responded comfortingly.Woo hoo This is the moment we ve been waiting for the wedding of Anne and Gilbert.After a simple ceremony at Green Gables, the two lovebirds head to a small house in Four Winds Harbour As this book was first published in 1917, there are, or course, no details of the wedding night That s rather a pity, as I would love to hear Anne s comments about sex It s not long until Anne meets her charming and eccentric neighbors Captain Jim, an elderly sea dog who is bursting with tales about the local area, the lovely and ethereal Leslie, whose life has been touched by so much tragedy, and Miss Cornelia, an opinionated, though kindly, spinster, who has seldom known the luxury of an unexpressed thought She s not a big fan of the masculine gender one of her most used expressions is isn t that just like a man I like a man who can stick to a thing, retorted Miss Cornelia Amos Grant, who used to be after me long ago, couldn t You never saw such a weather vane He jumped into the pond to drown himself once and then changed his mind and swum out again Wasn t that just like a man Marshall would have stuck to it and drowned As always, Anne is surrounded by love and laughter, great joy and sadness This is my third visit to this book, and it remains one of my favorites of the series. Anne S Own True Love, Gilbert Blythe, Is Finally A Doctor, And In The Sunshine Of The Old Orchard, Among Their Dearest Friends, They Are About To Speak Their Vows Soon The Happy Couple Will Be Bound For A New Life Together And Their Own Dream House, On The Misty Purple Shores Of Four Winds HarborA New Life Means Fresh Problems To Solve, Fresh Surprises Anne And Gilbert Will Make New Friends And Meet Their Neighbors Captain Jim, The Lighthouse Attendant, With His Sad Stories Of The Sea Miss Cornelia Bryant, The Lady Who Speaks From The Heart And Speaks Her Mind And The Tragically Beautiful Leslie Moore, Into Whose Dark Life Anne Shines A Brilliant LightThe Original, Unabridged TextA Specially Commissioned Biography Of L M MontgomeryA Map Of Prince Edward Island Sadly, my enjoyment of Montgomery s Anne series diminishes as the series goes along While even those books set outside of Avonlea still manage to contain wonderful characters who add such lovely color to the stories, especially the Redmond group and the clan at Windy Poplars, once Anne is married and sets up house the appeal goes right out the window for me One must agree with Gilbert s statement in House of Dreams, that many people would indeed think that Anne, a Redmond B.A and a published author, is wasted as wife to a poor country doctor While I as a young girl could relate to Anne in her educational endeavors, I could not relate to her once she set all that aside to become a housewife and mother of six children I so wanted to like the later books, and was sad when I did not. I hate to admit that the first half bored me to tears but the second half gave me so many feelings These books have a special place in my heart now 3 I can definitely see these being ones that I will reread over and over again as I get older D Like I ve said before, the characters are just what makes these books so great to me We got to meet some new ones in this oneCaptain Jim, Miss Cornelia, and Leslie Moore are a few I was surprised by how much development Leslie s character went through in the story and I just enjoyed seeing her grow I loved getting to see Anne and Gilbert as husband and wife of course too It is getting much harder now to try and pick a favorite Anne book P, but for right now I think this one and Anne of the Island are tied and the very first one is my second favorite While of course L.M Montgomery s Anne s House of Dreams describes Anne and Gilbert s life as newlyweds, the novel should also be considered not only as the most sentimental but also in my opinion as the most obviously and deliberately poetic and philosophical of the Anne of Green Gables stories It celebrates home and passion, the all important bonds of deep affection not to mention glorifying the caressing and enchanting magic and lyrical pull of the sea, of the ocean , sometimes with a trifle too much overt emotionality to be sure, but frankly, I for one have always both appreciated and much enjoyed that Anne s House of Dreams is not just the account of the Blythes newly wedded bliss For indeed and in fact, if one considers Anne s House of Dreams as a whole, as an all encompassing entity, Anne s House of Dreams is primarily an account of the immense and lasting importance of deep rooted and lasting adult friendships and relationships Leslie Moore and Anne Blythe, The Blythes friendship with Captain Jim, and yes, even Anne and Gilbert, while of course now married, have always considered their bond with one another first and foremost as a link between good comrades, between good and sweet friends, and yes, one also and of course cannot and should not forget Miss Cornelia Bryant, who even though she always and forever claims to despise men is still engaged in a very deep and personal friendship not only with Anne and Leslie but also with both Gilbert and Captain Jim And therefore in Anne s House of Dreams not only Anne and Gilbert s marriage but actually almost ALL of the diverse relationships presented and featured by L.M Montgomery tend to evocatively and caressingly conjure up a specifically enchanted and poetic environs and landscape where to quote Miss Cornelia the race that knows Joseph where kindred spirits are able to live, thrive and feel both safe and loved and indeed also somewhat protected And while sadness, tragedy and even possible evil, although horrors certainly do threaten and raise their dangerous thorns at times, in the end, home, love, friendship and trust are omnipresently there to always rebuild and reaffirm Now for those readers who are used to L.M Montgomery s fiction being primarily positive accounts of sugar, spice and everything nice, Anne s House of Dreams might well be a bit of a shock to their reading expectations, as both Leslie Moore s life story as well as Anne s own tragedy of her firstborn daughter dying immediately post birth do rather vividly demonstrate and point out that L.M Montgomery was both well aware that life can also often be filled with sadness and pain and that she was alsothan willing to depict this, to actually put this down on paper and indeed to even have her main protagonist, to have Anne Shirley Blythe experience this And actually, for me personally, it is in fact and indeed the episodes of depicted and related sadness, and primarily both Leslie Moore s sad story of thwarted love and being basically sold in marriage and Anne Blythe losing her first born child immediately after birth that do make Anne s House of Dreams such an enjoyable and also sadly realistic tale a story rendered all thelovely and satisfying by the fact that the pain and tragedy of Leslie s and Anne s experiences then later make both Leslie finding and marrying Owen Ford and Anne giving birth to a healthy baby, to little Jem, all thesweet, although I do indeed realise and accept that some readers might possibly find how Leslie Moore s story is related and how it unfolds a bit too over the top and unbelievable. Anne and Gilbert are finally reunited and move to Four Winds in their House of Dreams I wonder how many times that phrase is used in this book teehee Montgomery has once again created a new cast of characters in Captain Jim, Ms Cornelia Bryant sounds just like a man and beautiful Leslie Moore I enjoyed this jaunt into the newlywed s life on another part of the island I enjoyed getting to know Leslie s dark past and appreciated the darker undertones in this novel and the strong female protagonist characters that can stand up for themselves.I am enjoying this series and I really love being introduced to these wonderful new characters, while still getting interactions with the older, beloved cast Looking forward to the next one.