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Anne's House of Dreams
     

Anne's House of Dreams

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by Lucy Maud Montgomery
 

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The book starts with Anne's wedding to Gilbert, which is very small and takes place in the Green Gables orchard. After Anne and Gilbert's wedding, they move to a house that Anne has long anticipated as her "house of dreams", in Four Winds Point, an area near the village of the Glen St. Mary. There, Anne and Gilbert meet many interesting people, such as the eccentric

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The book starts with Anne's wedding to Gilbert, which is very small and takes place in the Green Gables orchard. After Anne and Gilbert's wedding, they move to a house that Anne has long anticipated as her "house of dreams", in Four Winds Point, an area near the village of the Glen St. Mary. There, Anne and Gilbert meet many interesting people, such as the eccentric Captain Jim and Miss Cornelia Bryant, who deems the Blythes as part of "the race that knows Joseph." Anne also meets Leslie Moore, who lost her beloved brother and her father, and then was forced by her mother to marry the mean-spirited and unscrupulous Dick Moore. She felt free for a year or so after her husband disappeared on a sea voyage, but then he turned up, amnesiac, brain-damaged and generally helpless. She becomes friends with Anne, but is sometimes bitter towards her because she is so happy and free. Anne's former guardian Marilla visits her ocassionally and still plays an important role in her life. In the middle of the book, Anne becomes pregnant and gives birth to her first child, Joyce, who dies shortly afterward [as Montgomery's second son did]. After that Anne and Leslie become closer as Anne is more able to understand Leslie's unhappiness after her own tragedy - as Leslie puts it, her happiness, although still great, is no longer perfect so there is less of a gulf between them.

Later in the story, Leslie rents a room in her house to a writer named Owen Ford, who is the grandson of the former owners of The House of Dreams. They fall in love, only to make Leslie more miserable because she is married to Dick. After a brain surgery which Gilbert proposes, and is considered extremely controversial by both Anne and Cornelia, Dick is cured from his sickness and reveals that he is not Dick, but Dick's cousin, George, who went with him on the trip to Cuba, during which Dick died of yellow fever and the similar-looking George (who is also Dick Moore's double cousin in two ways, by both their fathers [brothers] and their mothers [twin sisters]), suffered a brain injury in the same accident. Leslie is then free to marry Owen and they have a happy ending. Owen finds the inspiration he was looking for in Captain Jim's shipboard diary, and writes a book called "The Life-Book of Captain Jim". While this is going on, Anne becomes pregnant again, and this time the child is born healthy. He is named James Matthew, for Anne's guardian Matthew Cuthbert and Captain Jim.

In the end of the book, Captain Jim dies and Anne, Gilbert, Jem and their housekeeper, Susan Baker, move to the old Morgan house, to the great sadness of Anne. Also, Miss Cornelia makes a startling announcement, deciding to marry a man named Marshall Elliott after he finally shaved his beard.

This book introduces Susan Baker, the elderly spinster who is the Blythes' maid-of-all-work.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012974518
Publisher:
MJ Publishing
Publication date:
03/30/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

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Anne's House of Dreams 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 97 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, the other review was correct- there is another anne book in the series before this one. If you want the full series list here it is: * anne of green gables * anne of avonlea * anne of the island * anne of windy poplars * anne's house of dreams All in all this is a truly magnificant series i loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the entire book. And it's free! It's the only one of the Anne series I could find for free, so I suggest you get it. My only complaint is that there are a few misspellings. However, it doesn't take away from the delightful story in here. Anne and Gilbert are (finally) married and move to, well, Anne's House of Dreams. This story is both deep, lighthearted, and funny. I savored every bit. No spoilers for those who haven't read it yet. Go ahead and get it. FREE.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the books and they are great. READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The anne series are definately my favorite! These books are funny, charming , and just a fun read! I totally recommend this book. It is number five in the series. Make sure to get the other ones too! They are: Anne of Green Gables, Anna of avonlea, Anne of the island, Annae of windy poplars, this one Annes house of dreams, anne of ingleside, Rainbow valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. I have been able to find almosr all of them for free on my nook. GET IT!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is not free! But it is cheaper than most books. It is only $2.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! ~giggles~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a really great book for someone who would like to read the house of green gable bc this book is simular to it
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
Anne's House of Dreams is book number five in the Green Gables series. Anne's first year of marriage is filled with perfect happiness. But with the happiness comes tragic heartbreak. Life at Four Winds Harbor is never dull and Anne takes life as it comes. The Anne of Green Gables series is beautifully written with stunning descriptions. I am really enjoying re-reading these books!
Anonymous 7 months ago
This book isthe bom in all books.I should know because I read it.But not on a nook.
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It is $1.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A delightful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book lot of misspelled words though in the free version.
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i love all the books from anne of green gables series but this one is different because it is her grown up and married
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