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Anne in Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #6)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  25,496 ratings  ·  447 reviews
Anne is the mother of five, with never a dull moment in her lively home. And now with a new baby on the way and insufferable Aunt May Maria visiting-and wearing out her welcome-Anne's life is full to busting.
Still, Mrs. Doctor can't think of any place she'd rather be than her own beloved Ingleside. Until the day she begins to worry that her adored Gilbert doesn't lover he...more
Hardcover, 251 pages
Published 1991 by Loewe (first published 1939)
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treehugger
Anne has disappeared by this point in the series and become a matronly woman with a brood of kids. The book focuses mainly on the trials and tribulations of her incredibly moral children and the town gossip, and we've lost some of the best characters like Rachel Lynde, Marilla, Davy, etc by this time as well.

I felt myself "hankering" after Avolea and the Anne that was before she married...

It just sort of dragged by with description after description of the seasons, the house, the nosy housekeepe...more
Rosalba
This is the last book in the Anne of Green Gables series that still feels like an Anne book. The next two, are really more about Anne´s children and their playmates, the Merediths.
Anne´s children are wonderful, but I still love her best. Some friends have expressed dissapointed at finding Anne grown up and "settled down". I don´t. Married life, with its ups and downs, is still as filled with adventure as childhood, only now the adventures are different.I believe the Ingleside children's stories...more
Kate
I set out to read the full Anne of Green Gables series (I bought the set at a yard sale). But this one was the last I could take for a while. The author has difficulty making it clear who her audience is. Is it children who want stories about other children, or is it people who have grown up with Anne and want to know more about her ongoing life? As the book begins, it seems to be the latter audience, but it soon becomes clear it's the former. She starts this book in Avonlea, and we see Anne's c...more
Jill
This book has one of my favorite scenes in all of literature in it.

And I love it. I am sorry that Lucy Maud shifted to the children's perspective starting with this book though. I miss Anne. If I could interview L.M., I'd ask why...

So ends my re-reading of Anne, at least for now ;)
Brunvatne
The last Anne book... I had been saving it, treasuring it, for when I felt down. The day came recently when in low spirits I cracked into the last part of this happy story. It helped, it is a cheerful book no doubt. None of this tired "the world will never be the same..." business. Unfortunately Anne barely plays a role in the sixth installment. The book is filled with short stories about her children and seasons that come and go all too quickly. The writing is still very sweet, and there are oc...more
Cathy
Don't have much to say other than of course Anne and Gilbert's children would be completely delightful! I love all of them.
Rachel Crooks
Reading this book after so many years is like visiting a childhood haunt after many years to find only that it was not so big, not so beautiful, not so miraculous, not so mysterious, as it was then. It is like spending your early life thinking your parents are the height of perfection, compared to the day they begin to have visible (sometimes glaring) flaws. I know that this all comes full-circle in adulthood and that the day returns when you look again at your parents, at the old childhood hau...more
Melissa
So, after reading the Anne of Green Gables, first 3 books for book club I decided I wanted to read some of the later books in the series. I have enjoyed them. I think Anne's House of Dreams is my favorite. I'm currently on the last of the "Anne" titled books and there is something that is funny/frustrating to me.

Anne and Diana are talking and it mentions how Diana is 'matronly' looking i.e. chubby. (Now remember this is like 15 years later, so the girls are 30-ish.) And how Diana has always been...more
Elinor  Loredan
The back cover summary is very misleading. It says that Anne begins to worry that Gilbert doesn't love her anymore, and gives the impression that that worry will be a thread throughout the whole book, when really it only takes up the last chapter.
But who's complaining? Not me. I gave it 4 stars, after all.
Still, I don't like misleading back covers...:/ I was actually looking forward to finding out what Anne would come up with to get back Gilbert's love, which she thought she had lost, but nothi...more
Shelley
Anne is married to Gilbert who is a doctor and they have 6 children, and a housekeeper who cooks because Anne doesn't. Gilbert is a successful doctor, so they are quite well off. I miss Anne from Green Gables. Anne just doesn't seem to be the same Anne that I loved and adored in Green Gables. Actually, she doesn't seem to be much of a mother I would think she would had been. I feel she spoils her children and doesn't discipline them enough. She seems to arrange flowers a lot rather than do the w...more
Jo
This was the Anne book in which I became a little disappointed with Anne.

For one, she turns into a background character and this book is more about the stories of Anne's children.

But the main issue I had was the fact that Anne by all accounts was as smart as her husband, Gilbert, and just as determined. However in Anne of Ingleside it's evident that Anne is no longer writing and is unlikely to ever pursue that dream. Instead she has 6 children and a housekeeper and she spends her days at ladie...more
Alicia
I'm so glad we stuck with this series. Nakyla loved the first couple of books and then was losing interest, I think because Anne was a grown-up and the things she was doing weren't very interesting. By this book Anne has a bunch of kids and the book has a lot of little stories about each of them. Nakyla was back to loving this series with all the stories about things happening to the kids. I also really enjoyed the book as someone who grew up with the movies, but never found out what happened to...more
Kate
After this latest reread, Anne of Ingleside remains my least favourite Anne book and, in fact, my least favourite but one L.M. Montgomery novel. Anne's children are noxiously cute and her perfect motherhood cloying. But I'm glad to have dipped back into it all the same for the dark undercurrent in it that intrigues me. I remembered the story of Peter Kirk's funeral, and of Anne and Gilbert's anniversary reunion with Christine Stuart as strong points of the book and they remain so. But I don't th...more
Emily
I've read all these books while growing up and loved them all and this book is no different, If you are like me and have often wondered just what kind of children that spunky redhead Anne would come to have then read this and you will find out! Anne takes a back seat in this book as we are introduced to her children neighbors and friends, I've always found that Lucy Maud Montgomery was in her element writing about children, she has this abilty to transport me back to my childhood where im able t...more
Liz B
This is one of the two Anne books that isn't available as a recorded book. (Anne of Windy Poplars is the other.) I read it while I was still listening to Rainbow Valley.

This book is more a series of vignettes about Anne's children than it is a novel--and some of Anne's kids are pretty boring. (*cough* Nan and Di *cough*) It was a sweet, fun read all the same. My favorite parts were the ones that dealt more with adults than children--the story of the funeral, the gossip Walter overhears, Anne's f...more
Tiffany
Sep 07, 2009 Tiffany rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Recommended to Tiffany by: Anne Shirley, of course
Anne and her delightful children. And she's living such a life, but still she has her moments!! She's still herself, after all! Dear Anne. I love every one of these books, and Lucy Maud never lost anything when continuing Anne's story for us to enjoy! I eat her words up, the frosting and all! I could read her books for ages, but then I would have to stop because I would be so inspired to write something, anything, that I wouldn't be able to contain myself! Miss Cornelia is a delight! And then th...more
Tracey, librarian on strike
The focus begins to shift from Anne, all grown up, married, in a beautiful home surrounded by her children; instead, her children begin to take center stage. It was sweet, and fun, and very dear, but at times hard to read because of the hints and omens of the future, a future I remembered all too well from other times reading the series: the death of a favorite character in the still-far-off Great War. Ingleside still lingers with Anne, and there were glimpses of Diana and the twins and the coll...more
Shannon
Apr 02, 2008 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves the Anne of Green Gable series
Shelves: classic
I liked this book because of what wonderful, loving parents Anne and Gilbert seem to be. I look at her way of mothering and want to pattern my mothering in a similar way... This story is told more from her children's perspective, but you can see what caring, patient, and God-fearing people Gilbert and Anne are from the choices their children make. It is a delightful book-- just like the others.
Kristin
In this book Anne is the mother of 6. I enjoyed her insights on being a mother that are sprinkled in among the adventures of her children and her life with her physician husband, Gilbert. She has basically a live in nanny to help her with her kids and homemaking duties. It sure would be NICE to have someone like that!
Erin
This installment has a number of chapters seen through the eyes of Anne and Gilbert's children, and it's nice to see Anne actually irrationally worry about something. I fear some sad foreshadowing with regard to (view spoiler)
Rori
I love Anne of Green Gables, but at this point in the series Anne gets really annoying and boring. I tried to keep in mind the timeframe that this was written in, but still... give me the earlier ones instead.
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
I didn't think I could love the rest of the Anne of Green Gables series more than I loved the first three books, but I did. These books are classics, beautifully written with outstanding imagery and description. I was looking for some nice clean reads after feeling like I'd had too much smut as of late, and the Anne of Green Gables series was just what the doctor ordered.

Anne's House of Dreams finds Anne and Gilbert newly married and moved away from Green Gables. I read a couple of reviews with...more
Kimberly
Dec 18, 2011 Kimberly rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any Anne fan
I really don't know why it took me so long to read this book, but I liked it.

However, it just seems weird to me that poor, loveable, quirky, red-headed Anne of Green Gable has become a rich doctor's wife who barely raises her own kids. (But please don't get me wrong, I just adore Susan. But that's not the point. Anyway...)

I don't like how Anne doesn't laugh at her kids either - it's part of the growing experience to learn your foolish mistakes.


*SPOILERS FROM NOW ON*

But c'mon everyone, Anne had...more
Sarah Stevens
Although I have read the first four books of the Anne of Green Gables series many times, this was the first time I had read Anne of Ingleside. I was excited to see her in this phase of her life, since this is the stage of life I am currently in and I couldn't wait to see how we would relate.

It was good. Anne is still Anne, delighted with the world and loving and kind. She is both committed to that which is right and that which is beautiful. That was nice.

The downside is that Anne is still the A...more
The_Freddy
I am re-reading this book now for the 6th or 7th time, this time with our GGBS group read over at Anne3.

Anne of Ingleside is not exactly my favorite book from the Anne-series. I never cared too much for Annes children. I don't like children as a subject anyway. So I always tend to focus on the adults in the books and wish there was more about Anne and Gilbert (not neccessarely more romance-plot (not that I mean there should be less romance and not that I am against romance!), just more adult-per...more
K.
While clean, fun, & mostly entertaining this one fell somewhat flat. I think the author had a hard time with this one. It seemed more a slapped together compilation of short stories and too much "trying" to put together a story for each of Anne's children. Sure, the little stories were mostly cute, but was just too bumpy. Add in all the "passages of seasons" in the interim and it wasn't nearly as enjoyable as some of the other books.

What strikes me in these latter books is that Anne is the...more
Mary
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Savanna
Anne of Ingleside is a noted departure from the previous books in the Anne series. While it’s still peppered with beautiful little passages, it seems to lack the vivacity of its predecessors and its more formulaic structure doesn’t suit Montgomery’s storytelling as well.

Although it is still titled after Anne, our beloved protagonist is a more minor character in Anne of Ingleside. The story instead follows Anne and Gilbert’s many children and their life at Ingleside, the house the Blythes moved t...more
Delicious Strawberry
The House of Dreams became too big for Gilbert and Anne's burgeoning horde of children, so they have moved to a larger home. This book starts when Anne has had six children already, and a large part of the story focuses on the children and their individual adventures. There's also the arrival of GIlbert's aunt, who wears out her welcome quickly but the family has to ensure her presence because Gilbert is too clannish to simply tell her to go home. However, a gesture of thoughtfulness turns out i...more
Melissa T
It seems Anne and I have parted ways. I have had mixed reviews since #3, and I couldn't even finish this one. Too much recap by Montgomery, (Really, is anyone picking this book up randomly, without having read other "Anne's"? I think not.) which is a shame because I felt the grown-up, mother-of-5, version of Anne probably had some sage wisdom to share. I wanted to get to that wisdom, but just couldn't push past all the reminiscing with Anne's old chums.

I felt that locked Anne and her friends in...more
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Lucy Maud Montgomery was a Canadian author, best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908.

The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911...more
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“Well, that was life. Gladness and pain...hope and fear...and change. Always change! You could not help it. You had to let the old go and take the new to your heart...learn to love it and then let it go in turn. Spring, lovely as it was, must yield to summer and summer lose itself in autumn. The birth...the bridal...the death...” 4 likes
“The dark hills, with the darker spruces marching over them, looked grim on early falling nights, but Ingleside bloomed with firelight and laughter, though the winds come in from the Atlantic singing of mournful things.

"Why isn't the wind happy, Mummy?" asked Walter one night.

"Because it is remembering all the sorrow of the world since it began," answered Anne.”
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