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Anne Of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables #6)

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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
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Laurean Reynolds I read that she had to fulfill her publishing contract. She wanted to develop another character but was obligated to complete the series. If I am…moreI read that she had to fulfill her publishing contract. She wanted to develop another character but was obligated to complete the series. If I am incorrect on this explanation, I hope someone will set the record straight.(less)
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treehugger
May 21, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
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
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Melki
Anne laughed. "We never need to be economical in our imaginations, thank heaven."

Quite a few years have passed, and Anne is now the mother of five children, with another one on the way. Her life is full and busy, and, for the most part, happy. This is the book where Montgomery begins to shift her attention from Anne to Anne's tribe of children. Anne becomes little more than a peripheral character in the last two books in the series, as her exploits are now limited to her role as a wife and mothe
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
I'm sad to say that I'm done with this series. Where has Anne gone? I wanted her to evolve into a badass feminist who stopped stereotyping and was progressive, not someone who gave up on her dreams to become a housewife. I was also enraged in the first chapter by the negativity surrounding Diana's weight (who weighs the same as me) and how this made me feel. Each sequel has let me down and I wish I had stopped after book one because it is truly the only treasure in the series. Many of the subseq ...more
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
Kate
Sep 26, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Laurence R.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very highly recommend! It's a lot about Anne's family in general, but her children are the most adorable ever and I loved seeing Anne interact with Gilbert once more (because I've probably, with no exaggeration, read books about Anne 50 times. I don't even feel guilty about it). If you've read and loved Anne of Green Gables, I would strongly recommend the entire series, because although they can't have the magical perfection of the first book, they're all amazing and filled with gorgeous charact ...more
ملیکا خوش‌نژاد
باورم نمیشه آنهی کوچک من انقدر بزرگ شده و شش تا بچه داره. این کتاب بیشتر از اونکه دربارهی آنه باشه دربارهی بچههاش بود، به جز دو سه فصل آخر که آنه احساس میکرد گیلبرت بهش بیتوجه شده و متوجه شد سنش داره میره بالا. این دو سه فصل از تمام کتاب برای من دوستداشتنیتر و قابل لمستر بود و دوباره احساس کردم دارم کتابی میخونم که قهرمانش دختری مو قرمز به نام آنه است نه بچههاش. ...more
Rosalba
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lm-montgomery
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 Annes children and their playmates, the Merediths.
Annes children are wonderful, but I still love her best. Some friends have expressed dissapointed at finding Anne grown up and "settled down". I dont. 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 wer
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Alexandra
Where is Anne of Green Gables, and who is this dull matron with no apparent inner life?

This book was a slog, but it's hardly surprising, since, in my understanding, Montgomery was plagued by her publishers for more Anne crapola, and this was the result. Though her descriptive passages of view and season are stunning as ever, that's about all that can be said for this work.

I am rather troubled by a tendency of reviewers here to criticize the character of Anne by railing against their perception o
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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
Tiffany
Sep 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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
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Naomi Sarah
I actually liked this much better than I thought I would. I thought I would snooze 90% of the time, and roll my eyes at the 'perfect-family' that the Blythe family is. And... well. I did snooze sometimes. I'd say I snoozed 30% of the time; which isn't that much, y'know. And yes, I also rolled my eyes sometimes.

But! I just love these kids (I have a kind fascination + emotional, personal attachment to them) and it was actually pretty darn adorable. I really liked it.

What I liked:
1. All the kid
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Vilja / Kirjaneito
3.5 tähteä

Ihanahan tämäkin on, mutta ei millään muotoa Anna-kirjoista paras. Huomaa, että tämä on kirjoitettu myöhemmin täydentämään sarjassa olevia aukkoja, sillä juuri täydennysosa tämä olikin. Kivasti tosin viittauksia Kotikunnaan Rillaan... <3 Montgomery kuvaa kyllä loistavasti erilaisia persoonallisuuksia, Annan perheen kanssa hykerteli useaan otteeseen.
Jill
Jun 19, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ;)
Krista
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-fiction
Still just as charming as ever. However, there were a few parts that just seemed to drag on and on. I found myself skimming during the quilting bee when all the women were sharing gossip about a bunch of people I didn't know or care to know. The stories of the adventures of Anne's children were the stars of the show with this book.
evelina
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The least good in the series so far. I've read a few bad reviews about it so I didn't go in with very high expectations. Also I read somewhere that L.M Montgomery had to write this book even though she didn't want to and I can feel that throughout the book. The book somehow lost Anne and the feeling which had been through previous books. I'm not sure if I will continue the series considering now it's more focus on Anne's and Gilberts children.
Elinor  Loredan
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, l-m-montgomery
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
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Shelley
Oct 28, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Beth Bonini
My engagement with the books in the Anne of Green Gables series has been somewhat inconsistent. In this book, the titular character of Anne really begins to take a narrative back seat to the lives of her children - and I found myself feeling rather bored at times. Each chapter tends to focus on the adventures (or misadventures) of one of the children, with the twin girls Nan and Diana getting slightly more attention than the others. Walter, the sensitive second son, has a starring role in an ear ...more
Fatemeh Nazari
Aug 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
چند صفحه بيشتر نخوانده بودم كه فهميدم از آخرِ كتابِ قبلى تا اين كتاب آنه علاوه بر جم صاحب ٤ بچه ى ديگر هم شده.شوكِ بزرگى بود. اين شد كه براى چند روز حتى نزديكِ كتاب نشدم. تا وقتى كه با آن كنار بيايم.
اما كم كم جالب شد، ماجراى ٦ بچه ى آنه شرلى يا همان آنه بلايت.
تقريبا حضورِ آنه در اين كتاب (به جز دو قسمت آخر و كمى از فصل هاى اول) كم و منحصر به مادرى دلسوز است. از خودش، تصوراتش و ماجراهايش خبرى نيست.
ارتباط با جم، والتر، نن، داى، شرلى و ريلا اولش خيلى سخت بود، اما كمى بعد ميشود فهميد كه چقدر دوستداش
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Elizabeth Kennedy
Feb 10, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars

The extra half star is for the ending of the book when Anne doubts Gilbert's love. Perhaps the way Anne jumps to conclusions is a bit overwrought, but the sweetness of the way she is brought back to her senses is so lovely.

Again, my poor daughter had to suffer through my tears as we finished this. I can't seem to make it through the end of an Anne book without tears - these books are just so life and love affirming.
Penelope
I enjoyed this book but not as much as I wanted to do it. I like the stories of Anne's family, but I think we lost the Anne who wanted to have a better education and who wanted to work a lot to have a better future.
Anyway this book is enjoyable!
Elizabeth
I adore these chronicles of the early Ingleside years. I love sweet little Walter and Nan and Jem and oh how my heart breaks for little Di is is betrayed by backstabbing little "friends."
Arghavan
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
به نظرم تنها کاراکتری که نباید بزرگ شه آنی ه. آنی شرلیِ چهل ساله آخه؟ :( آدم غصّهش میشه. ...more
Emily Bates
Oct 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
Meh. I liked meeting Anne's children, but what's with this new, perfect, demure Anne who doesn't get into scrapes anymore? What happened to the spunk and the quick tongue?
Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku
Quite a few years have passed since Anne's House of Dreams, tiny Jem who was barely a newborn is now the oldest of six brilliant Blythe siblings. While our book begins strongly from Anne's perspective, it's obvious quite early on that Montgomery is shifting the perspective of our adventures from those of Anne Shirley Blythe and her fantasies to those of her children. At first, I really loved getting to know the Blythe children. I appreciate how Montgomery has given each child their own distinct ...more
Manisha
Oct 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of historical fiction
I'm starting to feel disconnected from this series. I miss the old Anne, the wide-eyed young girl who could never stop talking. I miss her so much that I can't relate to this Anne, the mother of five children. The old Anne has all but disappeared and she has taken what I loved most about this series with her.

Don't get me wrong, I still love Anne as a character. She has grown with each book, she has come to understand the world more and find her place in it.

But that is what upsetting me the mos
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Hannah
Oh, Anne! Anne!! I feel as if you've changed! You're not quite the same girl you were. You still have an occasional imagining, but you're just too sensible now. I like it so much better when practicality didn't get in your way.

Aside from this horrible change, I still thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's not my favorite, but it still brightens any day and makes me laugh!

It was wonderful to get to know Anne's children. Although, not one of them captures that same personality as Anne possessed as a
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Jo
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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)
  • Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
  • Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
  • Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)
  • Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)
  • Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
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