Rainbow Valley - L. M. Montgomery - (Anne of Green Gables Series Compilation Book #5) - Best Version with Original Book Cover

Rainbow Valley - L. M. Montgomery - (Anne of Green Gables Series Compilation Book #5) - Best Version with Original Book Cover

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by L. M. Montgomery
     
 
Anne Shirley has now been married to Gilbert Blythe for 15 years, and the couple have six children: Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley, and Rilla.

After a holiday in Europe, Anne discovers that John Meredith, the new minister and a widower with four young children--Jerry, Faith, Una, and Carl--has arrived in the village. With only a dreamy father and an old,

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Anne Shirley has now been married to Gilbert Blythe for 15 years, and the couple have six children: Jem, Walter, Nan, Di, Shirley, and Rilla.

After a holiday in Europe, Anne discovers that John Meredith, the new minister and a widower with four young children--Jerry, Faith, Una, and Carl--has arrived in the village. With only a dreamy father and an old, bitter, and partially-deaf aunt to take care of them, the children are not properly brought up. Because they play by themselves and never learn decorous behavior, they are considered wild by many of the families in the village and thus Mr. Meredith's job and parenting skills are questioned. As only the Meredith children's scrapes are made public, they are misunderstood and their loyalty and kindness are for much of the book only seen by the Blythe children. They save an orphaned girl, Mary Vance, from starvation and Una finds a home for her with Miss Cornelia, now Mrs. Marshall Elliot.

The Merediths, Blythes, and Mary Vance like to play in a hollow called Rainbow Valley, which becomes a gathering place for the children in the book. Jem Blythe tries to help the Merediths learn to fit into society by forming the "Good-Conduct Club" - they punish themselves for misdeeds, something that leads to Carl becoming very ill with fever after a night in a graveyard and Una fainting in church after they fast for a day. When this happens John Meredith is confronted by guilt over having abandoned his children, and he resolves to be a more attentive father.

Mr. Meredith is also having a second romance, with Rosemary West. Objections from Rosemary's sister, Ellen, about a promise they made years ago, have obstructed them. Finally the problem is resolved by the children, who find Ellen's long forgotten love, and the book has a happy ending with a double marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013055315
Publisher:
Bentley Loft
Publication date:
08/27/2011
Series:
Anne of Green Gables Series Compilation , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,030,783
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery CBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942), called "Maud" by family and friends and publicly known as L.M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning with Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908. Anne of Green Gables was an immediate success. The central character, Anne, an orphaned girl, made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. The first novel was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery went on to publish 20 novels as well as 500 short stories and poems. Because many of the novels were set on Prince Edward Island, Canada and the Canadian province became literary landmarks.

Montgomery's work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide.

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Rainbow Valley - L. M. Montgomery - (Anne of Green Gables Series Compilation Book #5) - Best Version with Original Book Cover 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read all of The Anne of Green Gables Series yet you need to get this book right now. I have just loved watching Anne and Gilbert evolve and grow and have children. I can't get enough of this series. I have one more book to go to finish this great ebook series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the whole version?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am kind of deppressed that there isnt a book after annes house of dreams that talks about anne & gilberts life as young parents. I kind of wanted to know about their kids toddler childhood :(
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amen 2that! Anne is so heart warming