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Anne Of The Island By L.M. Mongomery

Anne of the Island

Title: Anne of the Island

Author: L.M. Montgomery

Series: Anne of Green Gables #3

Pages: 310 pages

Format: Audiobook

Source: Scribd

My Rating: 4 stars

Synopsis

New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With her old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and her frivolous new friend Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises . . . including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide whether she’s ready for love.

My Thoughts

As you all probably know by now Erin and I have been buddy reading classics with each other this year. We are currently making our way through the Anne of Green Gables series. I love being able to binge read an entire series back to back but it makes it hard to write reviews without saying the same things over and over again so I apologize for continuously repeating myself in these reviews. Also this is the third book in the series so it’s hard not to include spoilers so if you haven’t read this series yet please skip this review.

As I’ve mentioned in every review for these books so far I am really loving it. Anne truly makes these books for me and I think listening to the audiobooks has really brought her to life for me. I just love her.

She is grown now. I think she’s 20 in the book so she’s no longer a child but that doesn’t stop her from having a wild imagination and I love that about her. Don’t get me wrong she knows what’s real and what’s not but I love that she hasn’t let all of the adults change who she is. She is also one of the only adults who encourages imagination in kids.

There is a lot of telling in these books and not much showing which for the most part works but when it comes to the romance especially I wish there was more showing. I have known that Anne and Gilbert should be together from book 1 but Anne for some reason doesn’t admit that she has feelings for him until the end of this book and we didn’t really get to see them together all that much.

There were some things that happened with the romance in this book that caused me to give it a 4 star instead of 5 but overall I am still really loving it and can’t wait to move on to book 4.

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14 thoughts on “Anne Of The Island By L.M. Mongomery

  1. so happy you loved this one!!!! Anne is one of my favorite characters of all time and this book was so cozy and soft :’) I think I stopped reading at Anne’s House of Dreams and I don’t plan on continuing on, just because that book has the perfect ending for anne’s story ❤ amazing review!!!

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  2. I grew up with Anne of Green Gables-perhaps it’s the red hair but I was smitten with her stories, adventures and the general goings on at Prince Edward Island. I’d love to visit one day!

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