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Annes House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables #5)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  57,163 Ratings  ·  1,317 Reviews
The newlyweds, Anne and Gilbert, move into their house of dreams where they share joys and sorrows with special neighbors Captain Jim, Leslie Moore and Cornelia. The births of the first children a moving part of the story. Five 90-minute cassettes.
Paperback, 230 pages
Published July 1st 1981 by Bantam Books (first published 1917)
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CS
Jul 24, 2013 CS rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I originally read the entire Anne series when I was 11. In fact, the Anne books were among the first ones I bought with my money, money I had earned doing odd chores or watching my younger brothers for an hour or two.

I recently went to an event at the Margaret Mitchell House featuring romance authors, and one of the questions was "What's your favorite literary kiss?" I started thinking about my own answer, and decided it might be the very end of "Anne of the Island" - FINALLY Anne realized she a
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Melki
Feb 03, 2017 Melki rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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 comm
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Maureen
Mar 01, 2016 Maureen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Castalia
Jun 17, 2007 Castalia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrensbooks
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 ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
I hate to admit that the first half bored me to tears but the second half gave me so many feelings!
Elaina
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 one...Captain 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 a ...more
Marnie  Krüger
I've always been and always will be one of Anne's biggest fans! Her poetic love for the world and her vivid imagination has always capture me in ways unexplainable. Even so, I've never read this particular book, for reasons beyond me.

This is most definitely my favourite! It makes you smile, it makes you cry and it makes you feel.
To think I've missed out on it before is almost heartbreaking. But never the less, it's part of me now and I will forever cherish it and hold it O so close to my heart.

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Shannon
Apr 02, 2008 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves the Anne of Green Gable series
Recommended to Shannon by: I have always wanted to read about Anne and I love a good series
Shelves: classic
I really enjoyed the Anne of Green Gable series and this book is no exception. In this book Anne marries and has her first 2 children. This book is sadder than the others and there is a sense of loss through the book that can be paralleled to the loss within L.M. Montgomery's life at the time. I don't want to say anymore than that and give anything away. I wish that we knew more what Gilbert is/was thinking in this book-- I think she (L. M. Montgomery) could have done more with his character, bu ...more
steph
Review December 2014: Oh this book. I mean, I love all the books in this series but AHOD has a special place in my heart because it's the first (and only) book that is all about Anne and Gilbert. The previous four books are more about Anne and all the people she meets throughout the years with Gilbert (of course) sprinkled in. And the next three books (especially the last two) are focused mainly on their kids with Anne and Gilbert mentioned in third person. But this book, this is their book with ...more
Lea
Jul 10, 2007 Lea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I probably first read this book back in elementary school, and have reread it a few times since then, but I sat down last weekend and actually reread every word, and just LOVED this book all over again. Anne and Gilbert are grown up and get married in an early chapter, and then leave Avonlea to start their lives together far away (60 miles!) from Green Gables. This book was moving, and sad, and funny, and everything that you want for a favorite character as she matures. There may not be as many ...more
Laurence
Jul 21, 2015 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
Hannah
Jul 25, 2014 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books, own, 2016
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Miranda Atchley
After rivalling one another throughout grade school in book one, keeping a distant friendship in book two, Anne coming to realize that she truly loves Gilbert as she is threatened with losing him in book three, and spending a long courtship apart in book four, Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe are now getting married. The book begins as Anne spends her last evening as a single woman reminiscing with her bosom friend, Diana Wright. The next day, a simple, yet beautiful, September wedding takes plac ...more
Iolanda
A beautiful treasure of a book! I’m feeling a little melancholy right now as this is end of the stories in which they are all solely about Anne— and the next are all focused on Anne’s children which I plan to go ahead and read, nonetheless, because let’s be honest; who wouldn’t want to read about Gil and Anne’s kids? I want to see who inherited the red hair as it played a major contribution toward their existence. ;) and so much more!

“anneandgilcarrots”/

“houseofdreams"/

Anyway, this book explores the beginning of Gil and Anne’s m
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In book five of this much-beloved series, Anne begins her married life. I don’t want to say any more because I don’t want to include spoilers.

What I love about these books is Anne, herself. She’s so optimistic and friendly, with good common sense, a kind heart, and a generous spirit. She is no stranger to trouble and heartache, and this book definitely includes some heart-wrenching events, but she relies on her strength of character to see her through, and ult
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Jeanette
Apr 22, 2013 Jeanette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nola Passmore
Shelves: young-adult, classic
Anne's House of Dreams chronicles Anne and Gilbert's first years together in the little "house of dreams" in the picturesque, lonely and sometimes wild seascapes of Four Winds Harbour. It introduces intriguing and entertaining new characters - Captain Jim, the tragic Lesley, the outspoken and warmhearted Miss Cornelia and homely Susan. Here Anne experiences her first grown-up tragedy and grows up a little while retaining all her charm, romance and (eventually) warmhearted optimism. There are the ...more
Cris Lightwood
Aug 18, 2015 Cris Lightwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4'5. Pero con este he sufrido más que con los otros T^T
Audrey
The setting of this book is one of my favorite things about it. The sea, the lighthouse, the dunes, the lovely little cottage nestled in flowers. *sigh* I can see it all like a painting. I love Captain Jim, and Cornelia was fun comedic relief. This book has a more central, focused plot than Windy Poplars, which I greatly appreciated. Yes, it's very predictable at times, but there's such a nice fairy tale feel pervading everything that I don't mind the author orchestrating a few happy endings. Th ...more
Loraine
SUMMARY: Anne is marrying Gilbert Blythe! While she’s deliriously happy to finally be with her version of Prince Charming, she’s devastated when she learns that they will be making their new home miles away from her beloved Avonlea. But Anne is always up for an adventure, especially when she has Gilbert by her side.

The newlyweds settle right in to their house of dreams. Anne couldn’t be more content—the house is darling and fits all of her lofty requirements: a bubbling brook running through the
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Tracey
May 14, 2013 Tracey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't tend toward gifs in my posts or reviews or whathaveyou, but about halfway through Anne's House of Dreams (the Librivox audio edition) I realized the best way to describe my reaction to listening to this series is this way:

Me, listening to Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island:


Me, listening to Anne's House of Dreams:


I usually say Windy Poplars is my favorite Anne book; not this time around. Not just because it took me forever to find an audio edition (or because when I did find one the r
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Sally906
Jun 15, 2011 Sally906 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Anne and Gilbert finally marry. They start their new life in their dream house in Four Winds Harbour. They make new friends in Captain Jim, man hating Cordelia and the tragic Leslie with her mentally disabled husband. Anne starts to work her magic on the people around her but there are some great tragedies to occur before joy comes into their lives, and the lives of their friends.

Moving, sad, funny and profound ANNE'S HOUSE OF DREAMS was everything I hoped for and expected.
benebean
I remember the first time I read this and have thought about all that has happened in my life between now and then. Sometimes a particular book just speaks to situations in your life and leaves you teary eyed...
Karen
Jun 24, 2013 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
She's married now. Yaay.
Ruth Bonetti
Oct 22, 2016 Ruth Bonetti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Possibly my favourite of the series, as Anne gets her man and sets up home. But that's the romantic in me, that is doubtless shared by many other readers.
Marklessgirl
May 20, 2016 Marklessgirl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly liked all of the book but it was a tiny bit chappie to me. but I don't know if anyone else feels that way but me.
Catie
I think this is one of my most favorite books in the Anne of Green Gables series. All the feels!
Tamsen
Apr 15, 2009 Tamsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, young-adult
Reread September 5, 2016.
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سانتیمانتال و خالهزنکطور؛ ولی با این حال باز هم دوستداشتنی. ...more
Rachel
Jan 03, 2011 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The immortal Anne Shirley so dearly loved by folks everywhere has grown up. It was inevitable, I suppose. We couldn't possibly have expected dear Anne to stay "Anne" forever, especially since Lucy M. Montgomery decided to shatter almost everything I liked about Anne Shirley over the course of the five books I've read that she spat out.

I compare this feeling to ... say, if Marilyn Monroe had lived. She was a legend then and now, and had she lived, would've probably continued to make headlines an
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Amelia ♚Adventures Between Pages♚
May 22, 2017 Amelia ♚Adventures Between Pages♚ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
I can't express my love for these books in words.
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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
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Anne of Green Gables (9 books)
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