Anne's House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Overview

A chronicle of Anne’s early married life, as she and her childhood sweetheart Gilbert Blythe begin to build their life together.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148660828
Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication date: 12/11/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE, (always called "Maud" by family and friends) and publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, (November 30, 1874–April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Once published, Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. The novels became the basis for the highly acclaimed 1985 CBC television miniseries, Anne of Green Gables and several other television movies and programs, including Road to Avonlea, which ran in Canada and the U.S. from 1990-1996. Source: Wikipedia

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Anne's House of Dreams 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 112 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the other review was correct- there is another anne book in the series before this one. If you want the full series list here it is: * anne of green gables * anne of avonlea * anne of the island * anne of windy poplars * anne's house of dreams All in all this is a truly magnificant series i loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the entire book. And it's free! It's the only one of the Anne series I could find for free, so I suggest you get it. My only complaint is that there are a few misspellings. However, it doesn't take away from the delightful story in here. Anne and Gilbert are (finally) married and move to, well, Anne's House of Dreams. This story is both deep, lighthearted, and funny. I savored every bit. No spoilers for those who haven't read it yet. Go ahead and get it. FREE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the books and they are great. READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The anne series are definately my favorite! These books are funny, charming , and just a fun read! I totally recommend this book. It is number five in the series. Make sure to get the other ones too! They are: Anne of Green Gables, Anna of avonlea, Anne of the island, Annae of windy poplars, this one Annes house of dreams, anne of ingleside, Rainbow valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. I have been able to find almosr all of them for free on my nook. GET IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is not free! But it is cheaper than most books. It is only $2.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book for someone who would like to read the house of green gable bc this book is simular to it
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Anne's House of Dreams is book number five in the Green Gables series. Anne's first year of marriage is filled with perfect happiness. But with the happiness comes tragic heartbreak. Life at Four Winds Harbor is never dull and Anne takes life as it comes. The Anne of Green Gables series is beautifully written with stunning descriptions. I am really enjoying re-reading these books!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very satisfying read, memorable
TheLostEntwife on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Do you have a House of Dreams? I do. I've had one since I was a little girl. Of course, it involves a white picket fence and beautiful flowers and pretty green shutters. I imagine that it has just enough bedrooms for a family, a warm and welcoming kitchen and it's always Spring so I can keep the windows open.Anne and Gilbert are finally married in Anne's House of Dreams. There is so much sweetness in the days leading up to the wedding that I ended up reading through those pages with tears holding a permanent place on my cheeks. The mention of Matthew, the memories - I think that's what makes these books so strong. I grew up with Anne, of course, and so her memories are also some of my own. Memories of a slate being broken over Gilbert's head, the childish pranks of the girls, Matthew and the puffed sleeves, Marilla finally saying yes to the little Anne-girl staying for good. So when Anne looks at leaving Green Gables behind and transferring her precious little gable room to Dora, it's not just a bittersweet moment for her, but for me as well.But then there's so much excitement ahead. Married life, a precious home, new friends and the promise of babies - because Anne is so ready to love and be a mother to her own children, and she's had plenty of training you know!This book introduced Captain Jim and Miss Cornelia, both immensely colorful characters. There are subtle little moments when you can't help laughing out loud with Gilbert (who's bound to be hiding in another room) while listening to Miss Cornelia prattle on. But, as always, life tends to step in and give us twists.I think I can relate to this Anne in this book more now then I could as a teenager. I've experienced some sorrow of my own and seen some of my dreams fade, but I'd like to think that I'd be "of the race of Joseph" and I know there are others out there who are as well.
savageknight on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anne begins her life as a married woman as Gilbert begins his career as a doctor. As with the earlier books, we are introduced to new characters, but not as many as before. These come very much alive with the sharing of their dreams and tragedies but no character "lives" as well as Captain Jim does.I was concerned that this new venture in Anne's life would not be as interesting or entertaining as her previous ones, and I was very happy to have been wrong. I will also admit to having found the writing very interesting/ curious especially in the detailing (or very lack thereof!) of the coming of babies :) Continuous glimpses in how life was lived 100 years ago always makes these books especially entertaining to me.
tjsjohanna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Intertwined in the story of Anne and Gilbert's first years of marriage, are the stories of Leslie and Captain Jim and Owen. Anne is as appealing as ever, though her funny scrapes are behind her. There is tragedy for Anne and Gilbert, but for whatever reason Ms. Montgomery doesn't really spend much time on that aspect of the story. Maybe it is our modern experience that makes tragedy so much harder to deal with and move on. Much of the plot movement comes in the interaction Anne has with Leslie, and Leslie's life changing experiences. I loved the character of Captain Jim.
susanbevans on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Anne's House of Dreams is the fifth book in L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series. The book begins with Anne and Gilbert's wedding at Green Gables, and chronicles the first few years of their lives together through happiness and hardship.Despite the fact that Anne and Gilbert finally seem to get their happy ending in Anne's House of Dreams, some of the magic of the earlier books is lost in this novel. I can't really put my finger on any one thing and say, "that's it - that's where it went wrong," but something is definitely missing. Anne, of course, is still Anne - a young woman with a enviable zest for life, who seems to touch the lives of everyone around her - but one thing has changed: she's forsaken her creative dreams for a set of different dreams. It was a switch from the Anne I've come to know and love, and I didn't really care for it. Montgomery has also created another fabulously eccentric cast of characters, but they don't seem as well-drawn as past characters. Thankfully Montgomery's writing is still beautiful. She was a master of descriptive and lyrical fiction:"The garret was a shadowy, suggestive, delightful place, as all garrets should be. Through the open window, by which Anne sat, blew the sweet, scented, sun-warm air of the August afternoon; outside, poplar boughs rustled and tossed in the wind; beyond them were the woods, where Lover's Lane wound it's enchanted path, and the old apple orchard, which still bore it's rosy harvests munificently." Can't you just picture it? The one thing that remains wonderful about this series is Montgomery's wonderful style of writing.Although it is not my favorite, Anne's House of Dreams is still worth reading. This novel has lost a little of the "feel" of the earlier books, but still makes a good addition to Anne's story.
milti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I wanted my own little house of dreams after I read it.
chlebo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was too much about the other characters in Anne's life. If she is the protagonist (um, it is ANNE's house of dreams) shouldn't the story revolve around her, not Leslie or Capt. Jim? Ah well, still a sweet book, although not my favorite in the Anne series.
amerynth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aside from the original story "Anne of Green Gables," "Anne's House of Dreams" was my favorite of the series. L.M. Montgomery crates such rich, vibrant characters -- Captain Jim and Miss Cornelia in particular-- that they just seem to jump off the page. In this installment, Gilbert and Anne are finally married and destined for a happy ending (though there are a few bumps along the way.) This book has a great story and a couple of good twists and turns that I didn't really see coming. A very enjoyable series even now that I'm re-reading them as an adult.
atimco on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In Anne's House of Dreams, she and Gilbert are finally married and begin their life together in their "house of dreams" some sixty miles from Avonlea, in a place called Four Winds. Four Winds is a port town and Gilbert will be taking over his uncle's practice there. Anne and Gilbert are very happy in their new life, though it brings them sorrows as well as joys. Their lives are enriched by the advent of several new kindred spirits, or "the race that knows Joseph," as Miss Cornelia would say. This story introduces two of my favorite characters in the entire series, Miss Cornelia Bryant and Captain Jim. Miss Cornelia is a middle-aged lady who hates both men and Methodists with a passion. She is similar to Mrs. Rachel Lynde in her love of gossip and her charitable work among the poor. But her tongue is blistering, and she spares no one in her no-nonsense speeches. Gilbert stays home on one occasion in the story just to hear her talk, for she is assuredly never dull. Captain Jim is never dull either, but his is a gentle spirit. He is a retired sea captain who mans the Four Winds lighthouse and befriends the Blythes in their new home. His speeches are also hilarious, but in a completely different way from Miss Cornelia's. Montgomery's grasp of the distinct voices and humor of her characters never fails to impress me. One thing I so appreciate about Montgomery is her ability to evoke entire communities in the course of a quick gossipy speech. The MacAllisters over-harbour, the Wests, the Kirks, the Douglases, the Marshalls ¿ all we hear is a few brief anecdotes of them in the dialogue, but their families take on a distinct personality and flavor the story with their presence. Everything happens against the backdrop of the community. It's in the background and we never actually meet these characters beyond their mention in the dialogue, but this sense of humorous community is absolutely essential to the Anne books. It's also interesting how politics fringe the characters' lives. Montgomery never goes into the actual issues, but rather shows us people's varying responses to the politics of the day. There is one small inconsistency between this story and Anne of Green Gables; in the first book Gilbert is a Grit, but now he and Anne are Conservative. Perhaps he changed? I think Montgomery disliked how vitriolic people become during elections and rallies... and yet she saw the funny side too. As always!One thing that distresses me about this book is how sloppily it was put together. It's full of terrible typos. Shame on you, Bantam Classics, for such a poor job on this classic book. There are typos throughout the rest of the books but this one certainly suffers the worst of them. This one used to be one of my lesser-liked among the series, but subsequent rereads have mellowed my opinion. I do think the subplot of Leslie's life is a bit melodramatic and ends too neatly, but if you can get over that it certainly is entertaining. It's nice to see Anne a married woman and mother, and yet still a character consistent with her younger, more immature self. This is another worthy installment in the Anne series, and is sure to please Montgomery's legions of fans.
ThorneStaff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Finally! The long-awaited marriage of Anne and Gilbert. People in Avonlea had been matching them up since they were children, and it took five books to finally get them married! Anne and Gilbert marry in the orchard of Green Gables, in a simple ceremony with few guests -- only those nearest and dearest to them. Then they move to Four Winds Harbor, where Gilbert is installed as the new doctor, taking over some of his uncle's practice. With Captain Jim to visit at the lighthouse, Miss Cornelia to provide entertaining "man bashing" and brooding Leslie Owen to talk to, Anne and Gilbert surround themselves with new loved ones, while still treasuring the people they left in Avonlea. Surprises await, and we see the full circle of life in this little out of the way part of the Island that is tender and heartwarming.There's a part of me that has concluded that Anne mellows a little too much after she marries, and it is more difficult to spot her "Anne-ness", though occasionally it can't help but come out. But despite this disappointment, I am still drawn in to the world of Four Winds, and thoroughly enjoy meeting new "kindred spirits", who from here on are christened people "of the race that knows Joseph".
rainbowdarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I would say that this book is my least favorite of the eight Anne books. It seems to somehow depart from the energetic, occasionally flighty redheaded orphan-girl who we're introduced to in Anne of Green Gables and who continues on through scrapes and success for three more books. Anne seems to disappear into the role of wife, homemaker and later, mother. Captain Jim and Miss Cornelia are the stars of the novel, being the more interesting characters of the bunch, and Leslie seems to be the heroine of young Anne's dreams, beauty and tragedy fully included. It isn't to say that this is a bad book, it just pales in comparison to the merits that the other seven have to offer.
Magadri on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book follows Anne and Gilbert's married life. Vaguely interesting, but I found myself wishing for it to be over.
bell7 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The fifth in the "Anne" series, newly married Anne moves to Four Winds with her husband, Dr. Gilbert Blythe. In her new home, she meets new people like Captain Jim, the keeper of the lighthouse, Leslie, who is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and the unique Miss Cornelia, who hates men and entertains them all with her pronouncements.This was a reread for me. Though I already knew what to expect in terms of the story, reading it now as an adult was very different from when I was a young teen. Then, I was rather scandalized by some of Miss Cornelia's ways and Leslie's strongly emotional outbursts. This time around, Miss Cornelia was much funnier and though I couldn't really relate to Leslie's feelings I could understand them a little bit more. I think calling this a "teen" novel is a bit of a misnomer.
Wanderlust_Lost on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book finds Anne and Gilbert married and living in a cozy little fishing village where Anne makes plenty of new friends and settles into her house-wifely role. This is truly Anne's coming of age as this book sees her cross the threshold between childhood and adulthood once and for all. Her life up until this point has been full of minor difficulties but this is the first book to see Anne face real tragedy. It sees Anne become a mother for the first time and it sees her come to terms with both birth and death. Anne is finally grown up and things have changed for her.
quaintlittlehead on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a great improvement over "Anne of Windy Poplars," and finally sees the contributions of Anne's dreamy, imaginative youth to her character as a well-rounded, believable adult. There is a greater narrative flow between events in this book than in earlier Anne books, with a deeper focus on fewer characters and their individual development rather than just a random string of "adventures," as was more characteristic of the earlier novels in the series. This is the first book where I felt like Montgomery was actually attempting to write a novel and not just episodes for publication as a serial. There is also a very tantalizing hint of mystery here that pulls the reader along. At first it seems that Montgomery borrowed a bit too much inspiration from "Jane Eyre" in crafting the character of Leslie, but this is made up for by the plot twists that follow, which use the unexpected to draw Anne and Leslie closer together and satisfy the reader with their emotional depth and unpredictability. This is definitely one of the better written of the "Anne" stories and shows the marks of an author developing her craft.
Miss_Elisabeth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is one of those Anne books that I really like. Well, I like all of them, but somehow, this is espeically sweet. Old Capt'n Jim, tragical Leslie Moore, novelist Owen Ford, and man-hating Miss Cornelia - all of these add such character and flavor. Anne, while still Anne at heart, learns to love and live differently. Her friendship with Leslie Moore, affects her in a way nothing else could. Anne grows, as does Leslie, and Gilbert. Definitally something you must read if you're a fan of Anne!