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Anne's House of Dreams

(Anne of Green Gables #5)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  89,417 ratings  ·  2,647 reviews
Anne's own true love, Gilbert Blythe, is finally a doctor, and in the sunshine of 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.

A new life means fresh problems to solve, fresh surprises. Anne and Gilbert
Mass Market Paperback, Special Collector's Edition, 227 pages
Published November 1st 1983 by Bantam Books (first published 1917)
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Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Miranda Reads
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
What happened to Anne??
You'll stay right here with me, Anne-girl," said Gilbert lazily. "I won't have you flying away from me into the hearts of storms.
Oh, that's right. She got married.

I miss the adventuring Young Anne - with haunted woods and dryad's bubble.

I wish we still had the College-gal Anne - with her little cottage of friends.

I would even prefer the Schoolmistress Anne - battling the Pringles and educating young minds.

Anne was strong, independent, with dreams and ambitions o
Ahmad Sharabiani
Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables #5), L.M. Montgomery

Anne's House of Dreams is a novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. It was first published in 1917 by McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart. The novel is from a series of books written primarily for girls and young women, about a young girl named Anne Shirley.

The books follow the course of Anne's life. It is set principally on Canada's Prince Edward Island, Montgomery's birthplace and home for much of her life.

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Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
A beautiful tale of the beginnings of marriage and family life for Anne and Gilbert. The added characters were lovable and balanced. Leslie's story was fascinating the way it played out, and Captain Jim was such a warm creation that I wished he were real. I am happily moving on to the next book, and to discover the next chapter in their lives. ...more
"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, of course, no details of the wedding night. That's rather a pity, as I would love to hear Anne's comm
Jun 17, 2007 rated it did not like it
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
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
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 as h ...more
While of course L.M. Montgomery's Anne's House of Dreams describes Anne and Gilbert's life as newlyweds, the novel should also and equally be considered not only as the most sentimental but also in my opinion as the most obviously and deliberately poetic and philosophical of the Anne of Green Gables stories. It celebrates home and passion, the all important bonds of deep affection (not to mention glorifying the caressing and enchanting magic and lyrical pull of the sea, of the ocean), sometimes ...more
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
Anne and Gilbert are finally reunited and move to Four Winds in their House of Dreams (I wonder how many times that phrase is used in this book teehee). Montgomery has once again created a new cast of characters in Captain Jim, Ms Cornelia Bryant (sounds just like a man!) and beautiful Leslie Moore. I enjoyed this jaunt into the newlywed's life on another part of the island. I enjoyed getting to know Leslie's dark past and appreciated the darker undertones in this novel and the strong female pro ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it really liked it

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,
May 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This was another lovely installment from the Anne of Green Gables series. Although, this one is not my favourite of the five that I've read so far, it is still worthy of a read. I thought this one read more like a diary, and the plot was lacking in parts. There were a couple of abrupt time jumps, which didn't help the flow of the story, and also, I thought the general theme felt a tad samey. Personally, I prefer the young, care-free Anne, instead of the housewife Anne, in the kitchen cooking din ...more
Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
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.

Laurence R.
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
2.5 stars

Really didn't like the setting, every page seemed to have some long, detailed description of Anne's House or the area surrounding it and it was plain boring. I did enjoy some of the new characters though, Cornelia, Owen, and Captain Jim were all great. The parts that were most interesting though were the ones which mentioned Green Gables or had old characters from Green Gables pop up. Anne/Gilbert's relationship was rather weird, after four books of waiting for them to properly get toge
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, favorite-books, 2016
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one in the series and it was very ably narrated by Karen Savage for LibriVox. Highly recommend.
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Full (mini) review now posted! (And I do mean ‘mini’…)

Rating: 3.5 stars

I thought I had never read this book, but I was evidently mistaken! Every book in this series has it’s share of ups and downs, but this installment had the most devastating heartbreak. There was heartbreak on more than one front, but beauty and healing were still right around the corner. Here we have Anne fully grown and embarking on married life. Her joys are now deeper, but her sorrows are those of an adult, as well. She ma
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
April 2021 - So sweet. I love these books so much. Leslie :'-)
*sigh* Anne truly has a piece of my heart forever.
update 2019 reread: Absolutely darlinggggggggggggggg. even better than the first time.
Review February 2021: Still a favorite.

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
Anne (On semi-hiatus)
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audible, 2020, classics
The title of this book should be Anne's House of Woe. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil this book for anyone who does chose to read this novel, but I'll just say that this novel doesn't feel anything like books 1-3 which I called "cozy" in my last review. ( I didn't read book 4 due to negative reviews plus it wasn't included in the collection I was reading.)

In this book Anne moves away from Green Gables as a newlywed. None of her family nor friends are in the story except Marilla
Lisa Wolf
Rounding up from 3.5 stars. While I ended up loving this book by the end, it really sags for a good 50% or so. Not enough of Anne and Gilbert's relationship; the focus is on the townspeople around them, their stories and gossip, and the complications of their lives. Still, it picks up eventually, and Anne is delightful as ever, even as she matures into "Mrs. Doctor". ...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
Paul E. Morph
This is definitely my favourite Anne book so far. That’s probably because it’s the saddest and I’m just that kind of morose vicarious-tragedy-loving individual!

Anne and Gilbert finally get their ‘House of Dreams’ in a new town and the author really makes that town love and breathe. I liked all the new cast members and quickly became invested in their lives.

All is not smooth sailing, however, and tragedy is visited upon the Blythes and their new friends. I’ll admit it, folks; this one made me cry
Apr 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
This is at least the third or fourth time I've read Anne's House of Dreams, and I still love it. I love it despite having had conversations with some dear bosom friends who nearly convinced me that Anne and her tomes are overly sentimental, too flawless and romanticized to be healthy for young girls' imaginations. But here I find my heart yet again swelling with joy and delight as Anne enters upon the married estate, and my eyes yet again welling with tears at the sorrows in this chapter of her ...more
Jul 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy reading about Anne and her imaginary world. It is all so familiar. In this part I really appreciated the deeper layers (of sorrow) that come with adulthood. And I adored the little house of dreams, wish it could be mine! ♡
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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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