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

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Anne's true love, Gilbert Blythe, has finally become a doctor, and in the old orchard, among their dearest friends, they are about to speak their vows. Soon the happy couple will be bound for a new life together and their own dream house, on the misty purple shores of Four Winds Harbor. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
Published July 30th 2008 by Waking Lion Press (first published 1917)
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Jul 24, 2013 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
"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
Mar 01, 2016 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.
Jun 17, 2007 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!
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.

May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly liked all of the book but it was a tiny bit choppy to me. but I don't know if anyone else feels that way but me.
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Yes, if you read between the lines (and "decode" the stork metaphor), then you know that there's a lot more than kissing happening in their "house of dreams", but the on-page count is in the single digits. Saddest trombone noises.

1. I am very frustrated by my reaction to this book on this reread. It's for multiple reasons, but the gist of it is that it didn't tell the story I remembered it telling,
Apr 02, 2008 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
Thoroughly enjoyed this one in the series and it was very ably narrated by Karen Savage for LibriVox. Highly recommend.
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
Jul 10, 2007 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 R.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jul 25, 2014 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
May 14, 2013 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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Audiobook performed by Justine Eyre

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
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!



Anyway, this book explores the beginning of Gil and Anne’s m
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
Apr 22, 2013 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 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4'5. Pero con este he sufrido más que con los otros T^T
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
ملیکا خوش‌نژاد
آنه و گیلبرت بالاخره در خانهی رویاهاشون با هم زندگی میکنن. در این کتاب هم مثل بقیهی کتابها آنه با آدمهای جدید مواجه میشه و مستقیم و غیرمستقیم روی زندگیشون تأثیر میذاره. گرچه این کتاب رو از قبلی بیشتر دوست داشتم، ولی انتظار داشتم یه کم بیشتر دربارهی آنه و گیلبرت باشه. حتی به زور مکالماتی بین اینا توی کتاب بود.
برای همین امیلی در نیومون رو بیشتر از آن شرلی دوست دارم چون خیلی بیشتر دربارهی احساسات و تفکرات درونی امیلی بود. اما توی این مجموعه بیشتر از اینکه تمرکز بر درونیات آنه باشه، مربوط به اتفاقا
My rating is purely because I was bored for the first half and I enjoyed the second. Montgomery's writing is lovely and warm; a snug hug that makes you feel happy. And yet, I wanted more from this edition.

And let us not forget...

Anne and Gilbert are finally married!
˗ˏˋ maja ˎˊ˗
kochamkochamkocham; nareszcie zaczęło się dziać to, na co czekałam od kilku części <3
Jun 15, 2011 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.
Ruth Bonetti
Oct 22, 2016 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.
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Rakkautta, rakkautta rakkautta vain. Ehdottomasti yksi suosikeistani koko sarjassa - ehkä vähän erikoisella, haikeammalla tavalla kuten Kotikunnaan Rilla. Ei enää niin nauravaisia ja kujeilevia pikkusattumuksia täynnä olevia tyttövuosia, vaan vakavampaa. Ja niin paljon rakkautta! Gilbertiä kaipasin kovin edellisen kirjan aikana, tässä meinasin kyynelehtiä kaikkien pikkuisten keskustelujen ja rakkautta pursuavien katsekuvausten aikana. Ihanaa ja annamaista silti. Pikku Haavemaja tuntuu yhtä rakka ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics, childrens, 2017
Annes House of Dreams is the fifth Anne-book Ive read this month, and the last, as its probably time to save the rest for July. :D This isnt among my favourites so far, but pretty fantastic nonetheless. Once again the reader is introduced to a new cast of characters who were fun to read about, while I did wish to hear more from the residents of Avonlea. Though then again, Anne and Gilbert are finally together - I have nothing to complain about. ...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
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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 of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #6)
  • Rainbow Valley (Anne of Green Gables, #7)
  • Rilla of Ingleside (Anne of Green Gables, #8)
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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.” 412 likes
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