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Anne of Ingleside

(Anne of Green Gables #6)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  43,564 ratings  ·  1,174 reviews
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 Mary visiting - and wearing out her welcome - Anne's life is full to bursting.

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 love her a
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Paperback, Special Collector's Edition, 274 pages
Published May 1st 1984 by Starfire (first published 1939)
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Miranda Reads
Anne has become a secondary character....in her own book.

So hopping mad right now. Like she was literally shuffled off to the side in ANNE of Ingleside. And what do we get is a book following her myriad of precocious (read: annoying) children. Seriously, every child is so pious, truthful, kind and considerate that it makes me want to gag.

I firmly believe that this is not the same Anne of Green Gables. She's been replaced body-snatcher style. All personality and whimsy was ironed out, and we ar
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treehugger
May 21, 2008 rated it it was ok
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
Britany
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it
The next book in the true Anne of Green Gables series and weirdly my least favorite of the books. We meet Anne and Gilbert many years later and Anne has quite the brood now. She has 5 children and the love of her life, what could possibly go wrong?

I miss Anne's antics in this book. We get to meet some of her children- Jem, Walter, Nan, and Diana oh and baby Bertha Marilla (really?). They are adorable and some of their adventures had memories of Anne's beginnings, but I missed Anne in this book.
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Marnie  Krüger
I was truly disappointed.

I've read an love Anne of Green Gables for so many years that it never occurred me that I would not love all of these books.
I remember reading these books as a kid and loving every second I spent with Anne, I also remember that the "grown-up" books weren't to my liking, I really didn't like Anne growing up when I was young. Back then I though it's because she was a grown women, but today I get why I might not have like this particular book when I was younger.

It is so rep
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Laurence R.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Celeste
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full (mini) review now posted!

It’s fun to watch someone grow from a child into an adult with children of their own. Anne of Green Gables is now Anne of Ingleside, and her home is filled with life and laughter. She is a wife settled into her marriage, and is now the mother of a whole passel of children. This group of kids is incredibly varied in looks and personality, but they’re all children of imagination and character, like their parents. This book is mainly a collection of tales in the childr
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E.F.B.
3 stars = Didn't hate, but didn't fall in love like with most of the previous books.

This was probably my least favorite book in the Anne series so far. Usually the positives in these books outweigh the negatives for me, but in this one they were about half and half. I’ll cover the negative first, and then follow up with the positives so that I end my review on a good note, because that’s how I prefer to end things.

Negatives:

For one thing, I found it jarring that 7 or 9 years (I was really conf
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Rachel M
May 13, 2011 rated it liked it
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
Manybooks
Albeit there is nothing that I would consider terribly "wrong" with L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Ingleside, I also have never really managed to enjoy this particular Anne of Green Gables story all that much. And I guess that my lack of personal reading pleasure stems mostly from the fact that there just is not nearly enough Anne Blythe (Anne Shirley) in Anne of Ingleside and conversely rather too much information and details not only about Anne's children (which I actually have not found all that f ...more
Elaina
Ok so I finished this about a month ago maybe and I'm only just now getting to writing a review haha, but Goodreads won't let me enter the finished date for some reason...The only date that works is today's date which is kind of strange lol Oh well XD I know y'all probably don't care about that haha

I really enjoyed reading this at a slower pace and carrying it around everywhere with me at college. I felt like it was a good thing that I read it slower so I could appreciate the story more...I was
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Kate
Sep 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Ferdy
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Pretty boring, the only somewhat interesting part was at the end when Anne out of nowhere turned into a jealous, shrewish cow.
Alexandra
Oct 27, 2012 rated it did not like it
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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Rosalba
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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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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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Brunvatne
Feb 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Krista
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
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
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.
Melissa
Jun 19, 2009 rated it liked it
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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Book Concierge
2.5**

This is the sixth book in the series that follows the irrepressible Anne Shirley as she grows from a young orphan to adulthood. NOTE: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read this far in the series

This book focuses on Anne and Gilbert’s six children, who seem to all share their mother’s gift of imagination and tendency toward fantasy. The chapters focus on different children and their adventures / flights of fancy. Their dear mother, Anne, as well as housekeeper Susan hold the book together.

How
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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
raffaela
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decently satisfying end to the Anne series. This one is focused less on Anne and more on her children, but that's okay - that's just part of growing up, and it's been wonderful to see Anne grow from a orphaned eleven-year-old to a wise and loving mother. This is a bittersweet farewell. (I know Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside exist, but I think I'm going to wait to read them - I need time to say goodbye to Anne before I enter back into her world).
Mela
I am a bit torn. It was rather an uneven book. On the one hand, some stories were 'a classic Anne of Green Gables' - I smiled, I laughed, I was sad, I was moved, in other words - I felt it and I adored it. On the other hand, some stories bored me and even annoyed me. What's more, there was no clear main plot.

[Sigh...] I must try to forget that it was my beloved Anne and her children and rate it as a book (not a bundle of short stories).
Beth Bonini
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
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
Elinor  Loredan
Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Jill
Jun 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
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 ;)
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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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  • Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)
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