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Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables #5)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  48,802 Ratings  ·  1,180 Reviews
The fifth novel about Anne Shirley, the red-haired girl from Green Gables.

Life seems perfect to Anne Shirley, about to marry her childhood friend Gilbert Blythe and set up home with him in her 'house of dreams' on the shores of Four Winds Harbor. There are new neighbours to meet and fresh problems to solve. But then tragedy strikes and there's huge heartache for the young
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 29th 1995 by Puffin Classics (first published 1919)
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CS
Nov 12, 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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Maureen
Mar 11, 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
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
Laurence
Dec 26, 2015 Laurence rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
Hannah
May 28, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-books, own
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Lea
Mar 16, 2008 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
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
Cindy
Oct 12, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2011 - I just recently listened to the first several Anne books on CD, in what is becoming a yearly ritual. This has always been my absolute favorite of the series - even when I was a kid, oddly enough (in retrospect I have no idea why since it's much more of an adult book than the first ones). I love everything about this book - the setting, the characters (I need a Captain Jim in my life!), the story of Leslie and Dick Moore, the added depth of character Anne earns as a result of her trials in ...more
Cris Lightwood
Aug 23, 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
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
Rachel
Jan 22, 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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Tracey
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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Iolanda
Sep 23, 2016 Iolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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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Sally906
Aug 02, 2015 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.
Meredith
Aug 02, 2016 Meredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And L. M. Montgomery does it again!

Installment #5 of the Anne books has exceeded my dreams("DREAMS", see what I did there?).

First,

Complaints-

a). The romance between Anne and Gilbert finally comes to completeness in their wedding. As happy as this is, much of the fun in Gilbert was watching him try to woo Anne. Now that they're married, there isn't much need for that anymore. :)

b). Ummm? The only other thing I can really think of is that Anne has lost a lot of her charm and mannerisms, but sh
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Yasmin
May 31, 2016 Yasmin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75*

The story of Anne continues as she moves into her first home as a married woman. This one has all the charm characteristic of the previous stories, and the new characters are interesting and engaging.
We see Anne and Gilbert as a proper couple, together at last, which was nice. (although his habit of calling her 'Anne-girl' was quite irritating! As was the habit of the maid to call her 'Mrs Doctor Dear' with every breath! )
The storylines of the sub characters were moving and sorrowful, an
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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...
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!
Arghavan
سانتیمانتال و خالهزنکطور؛ ولی با این حال باز هم دوستداشتنی. ...more
Tamsen
Sep 06, 2016 Tamsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, young-adult
Reread September 5, 2016.
Karen
Jun 24, 2013 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
She's married now. Yaay.
Asami Uchiha
Once upon a time this little book got left behind. It spent several months alone inside a dusty, dark cupboard. Then one day light filtered into the dark cupboard and a hand reached out. It cradled the old book and gave it a much needed clean before placing it alongside the person's other beloved books. Now this little book spends its days making pleasant conversation with its new bookish friends and watches over the books who have newly joined its bookshelf family.

The END

So as the story goes I
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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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Ilea
Mar 02, 2011 Ilea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is my favorite of the series.

What I love most about the Anne books is that a young girl can basically grow up with Anne. In the first book, she is a young, lonely orphan with an incredible ability to sort of live within herself to a certain extent. The second book finds Anne continuing her education, dealing with the usual teenage girl things-new opportunities, developing relationships with her childhood friends. In the third book, Anne goes to college and finds herself falling in lov
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Shelley
Oct 28, 2009 Shelley rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As I read each story of Anne, I'm more disappointed. Anne of Green Gables was certainly the best and there has never been the same magic in the other four books I have read in the series so far. I expect the same from the last three books in the series. I should had just ended at the first book, but now that I'm in them, I might as well carry forth. I find Anne's life rather boring yet again, and rather disappointing. To go to college and then just to be content to stay home just doesn't seem po ...more
Rita
Anne becomes the perfect housewife with a husband who adores her, no wonder Leslie Moore hates her. I was a bit confused by the writing, it's as though the author wasn't sure how grown up Anne was, in one part of the book she's skipping around on the beach and then in another bit making a perfect Christmas dinner for family and friends. I also found Anne's preganancies caused a problem for the author, it's either a vague 'happy event' or not mentioned at all until the stork brings baby Jem.It wo ...more
Megan
Aug 02, 2015 Megan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out somewhere in the world lies our very own house of dreams, and this lovely piece of writing was from the point of view of Anne's house of dreams.
I loved this book ever so much. I loved the depth in the story of Leslie and George Moore and her lost husband. I loved how much Miss Cornelia reminded me of other characters in the series. The story Anne goes through is quite a ride, and so I feel like I was as sad as she was when she was told they were going to move out of the House of Dreams to a
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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 (10 books)
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  • Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
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“I'd like to add some beauty to life," said Anne dreamily. "I don't exactly want to make people KNOW more... though I know that IS the noblest ambition... but I'd love to make them have a pleasanter time because of me... to have some little joy or happy thought that would never have existed if I hadn't been born.” 385 likes
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