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The Complete Emily Starr Trilogy: Emily of New Moon / Emily Climbs . Emily's Quest

(Emily #1-3)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  1,826 ratings  ·  83 reviews

This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Emily Starr Trilogy: Emily of New Moon + Emily Climbs + Emily's Quest (Unabridged)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.

The author, Lucy Maud Montgomery, created another and better-known representative of Canadian girlhood in "Anne of Green Gables" and all the subsequent Anne books, but

Kindle Edition, Unabridged, 794 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by e-artnow (first published 1927)
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Emily's Quest" is the final book in the trilogy and is absolutely delightful. The depth of characterisation is very impressive as are the wonderful, atmospheric descriptive passages. Plotting is skilful and interest never flags.

If you enjoy a crafted dose of sentiment this book is a winner.
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is actually for all three Emily books (Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, and Emily's Quest) because when I clicked on the book that matches my book, it only came up with with the boxed set and I haven't yet figured out how to make the right changes. Anyway, on to my review...

My mom brought me my old copies of the Emily series recently and I couldn't be happier. Rereading the series was like meeting up with an old friend that you haven't seen in a good 15 to 20 years and nothing has ch
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
For as much as I love the Anne of Green Gable novels, I think this may be the first time I’ve made it all the way through the Emily of New Moon books. I know I attempted them around the same time I read the Anne books, but I don’t think I finished them. I don’t have a memory of finishing them anyway. So yes, I decided it was time to correct that.

Thes books are about young, orphaned Emily Starr who wants to be a writer when she grows up and how she deals with her family, ambition, and love as sh
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I remember loving this series more than the Anne series when I was young. Reading it as an adult is definitely different if not a little nostalgia-shattering. Emily's story was always darker than Anne's starting with her father dying. Her Aunt Elizabeth (the Marilla figure) was much harder to like than Marilla and she took at least two of the books to come around to being somewhat likable. Uncle Jimmy (who was "simple" but actually one of the wisest characters) was always a favorite of mine, as ...more
Oct 05, 2015 rated it liked it
I loved the first two books in this series; I read them so fast! It took me a while to begin the third because I figured it'd be quite predictable and Emily would marry Teddy and live HEA. I was SO wrong and the reality was so much worse. If it wasn't for the rollercoaster of behaviors in the third book, I would give this five stars.

Emily's engagement to Dean was awful, I understood it but I didn't want it so badly that I was hoping he would die. And all the warnings- from everyone!- about how
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
This is a bind up of all the three Emily of New Moon books and I will forever love this exact copy of this because it gave me so much comfort first time I picked it up years ago. I will also have a soft, yearning spot for this series forever. Controversial opinion but I do love Emily even more than Anne. I love the passion both Emily and Anne have for life and beauty of it but I will always relate to Emily in special way. There is a lot more melancholic and sad undertones in this and in many way ...more
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I adore this series. It certainly rivals the Anne books. Emily is much different than Anne, and I think that's part of why this series works so well. From her beginnings in a house with her dying father, to living at New Moon with her Aunts, then on to college with another Aunt, then finally a woman trying to figure out how a childhood romance could move to an adult one. I loved reading about her journey and seeing how being honest about what you want in life can actually help get you what you w ...more
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Anne of Green Gables was not the only beloved character that Canadian author L.M. Montgomery would create. Emily was far from a carbon copy of Anne, and had her own spunk, spirit, and intelligence that helped her deal with the crises of life. Like Anne, Emily is a orphan, though it's there that almost all similarities end, so Emily's story is unique and fun. Like the Green Gables series, New Moon is also a worthy read, and an excellent addition to the library of any fan of L.M. Montgomery. ...more
Eliza Crewe
Oct 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a reread for me, long overdue. I loved the first two books in the series--they're all about her dreams and aspirations and friendships and "scrapes" and interesting characters. The third book is mostly her sitting about pining over Teddy, so not nearly as good, but I love the first two enough to make up for it. ...more
Linda Irvine
Aug 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Flash" is real. I still can't decide who was a better friend to me: Anne or Emily. I recently re-read the entire Emily series. It was even better than I remembered as a girl. ...more
Leah Klint
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet and a tad frustrating

I loved Emily the budding writer in these books. I didn't love that most of the love story was about miscommunication and no one trying clear that up. Overall, great. I saw glimpses of Anne with an e but it was really it's own story.
Apr 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bess by: mom
I got this box set from my mom for my 11th Christmas present, and stayed up late many nights with a flashlight under the covers with tears on my cheeks reading Emily's adventures. Could I help but love L.M.Montgomery's literary works forever? This really is a charming tale of familial love, friendship, adventure, heartache, and growing up -- deep set with a love of nature and old-fashioned things. I want to plant columbines in my garden as an adult b/c I read this book as a child. The first book ...more
Dec 21, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who liked anne of green gables
Shelves: children-books
I read all 3 of these books when I was 10 yrs old (or so). I fell in love with them. I read them and re-read them until I could almost recite them verbatim!

You could have fooled me that this was not the true account of a little girl named Emily and her friend Teddy. I wanted her to be a real woman. It was quite the disappointment when I realized she was only a character in Ms. Montgomery's imagination.

Ahhh.. such are the thoughts of a preteen.

If you're looking for great books for a younger gal,
Jul 10, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just reread these on vacation too. Sappy and sentimental I know, but I like what I like. Also I've got to give the author kudos for great descriptions of beauty in nature. I always skipped these in the Anne books when I was a kid ("oh no she's talking about sunsets again"), but now I like them. In the Emily books they're more pronounced because Emily is supposed to be a writer and trying her hand at description. ...more
Aug 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Emily series always appealed to me more than Anne. Anne is impossibly cheerful and resilient while Emily is complex, often tortured and goes through the valleys and peaks most young people do coming into their own.

This series is darker than Anne and has some story lines that should be talked through with a younger reader.

Tellingly, I still have the copy I received from my parents or grandparents around age 11 or 12.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Part of me likes these books even more than the Anne books. And I love the Anne books. But there's a darkness to the Emily stories that isn't in the Anne books, and that gives them an edge and dimension that Anne lacks. ...more
Sarah Mensinga
Jul 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Delightful. Although it took me a little while to get into this trilogy, for as much as I love Lucy Maud Montgomery's writing, she does have a tendency to pen many wordy passages where someone is "drinking in the rapturous beauty of nature" (or whatnot) which isn't really my favorite type of storytelling. However, I know that's really a result of this being a classic novel reflecting the style of writing popular at the time. The plot itself and the characters are wonderfully relatable and enjoya ...more
Serenity Bohon
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fave-fic
If you like the Anne of Green Gables series, you really should give this one a try. It's as delightful with a little more tang. It's more autobiographical—Emily writes things in her journal that L.M. Montgomery originally wrote in her own. Emily is also an aspiring writer who wants to climb "the alpine path" more than anything. She has a number of rejections and small successes along the way, always falling back on the truth that she must write whether she ever succeeds or not. It's deeply relat ...more
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
I started this book over a year ago and out it down. I just wasn't getting into it. I loved Anne of Green Gables but that was 30 years ago. So this year I decided to give the audio version a try. Only the first book was available in audio, but boy, it was enough. It got me hooked. I went and read the other 2 right away. I liked the trilogy, but Emily was no Anne for me. And most importantly, the characters of Marilla, Matthew we're sorely missed here.
And, unfortunately, I found the character of
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like Emily. I loved Anne Shirley, but I found Emily annoying and worse than that all the secondary characters are annoying too. There is no bosom kindred friend. The guys interested in Emily are creepy and worse of all is the older cousin. The last book in the trilogy is the worse. I know I am not the intended audience for this book but at age 12 I would have rather spent my time reading about Anne Shirley or Francie Nolan or even Nancy Drew.
Walter W Crow
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful,suspenseful and satisfying book. Starchier main character than Anne.

Of course there's a happy ending. The horrid characters are more horrid than usual, and the lovely characters have more defined faults.
Finally, it's like a tasty, wholesome banquet with yummy deserts
Sarah Urban
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very good three book series

Like all three books. Love the first and the third one most. Really surprised by the ending of the third book. I always knew there was something wrong with Teddy Kent's mother.
Ali Shadle
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was so good - but I wish Maude hadn't left the climax up to the last moments. It was so hard to get through to the very end and when you didn't know how it was going to turn out. After reading this story I've decided I only like happy endings.
Patricia Knudslien
Love this series

The descriptions of Prince Edward Island are spot on. They make you feel you are actually there. The people come alive. Montgomery has a wonderful talent for bringing people and places alive.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don’t miss

I had never heard of this trilogy until recently. I am so glad I decided to pick it up. It is a lovely series of books. I didn’t like the start of the second book as much as the other two. It started a bit too slowly, but on the whole, all three are excellent reads.
Israel David
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Makes you feel

I love this book. Deeply. It really is amazing , and spoiler: the third one is incredibly sad but has a happy ending. I am a lot like Emily, and I'm not lying. These books are beautiful, and I am very sad that they are over.
Apr 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: timeless-classics, ya
A friend lent me this trilogy and reminded me how much I loved it! It was so fun to re-read this trilogy which I haven't read since I was a child. It's always a toss-up to see if a book holds up as an adult and this one did not disappoint. ...more
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A great choice for lovers of Ann. A little slow at times but with beautiful language and a very nice story.
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book.

I've always loved this book since I was little and it still enchants me even now. I hope you love it too.
Margaret Sweet
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Far more satisfying than Anne off Green Gables

I may be an old lady but I could not stop reading this trilogy until I'd turned the last page. The characters are wonderful.
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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

Other books in the series

Emily (3 books)
  • Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)
  • Emily Climbs (Emily, #2)
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