Anne's House of Dreams

Anne's House of Dreams

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Gilbert Blythe is finally a doctor, and at long last he and Anne are ready to say their vows. Soon husband and wife will be bound for a new life together in their own house of dreams, on the shores of Four Winds Harbor, near Gilbert's new medical practice in the village of Glen St. Mary. Of course, a new life brings fresh surprises and fresh problems to solve. Anne and Gilbert soon find themselves entangled in the lives of their neighbors, including the lighthouse attendant, Captain Jim, with his sad stories of the sea; Miss Cornelia Bryant, a formidable woman who always speaks her mind; Owen Ford, who longs to write the Great Canadian Novel; and the tragically beautiful Leslie Moore, to whom Anne grows closer when her own perfect life is touched by heartbreak.
Publisher: New York : Tundra Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781770498648
1770498648
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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bibliosara Sep 04, 2019

Montgomery weaves another tale resplendent of all that makes us human in the fifth of the Anne series. Anne has finally married her true love Gilbert Blythe, and the two have settled down in their own "house of dreams" in a new village of PEI. While Gilbert begins his own practice as a doctor, Anne explores her new home and community, befriending folks of all kinds. The endearing couple will experience adventure and tragedy, watch life and love unfold before them, and find that home is not merely a building.
Like every other book in the series, I loved the honest, at times childlike, and insightful nature of Anne, as well as the charming repertoire between Anne and Gilbert. This book allows the two characters to reach the bloom of adulthood, with all the trials and triumphs that life gives out. I also really enjoyed watching the lives of the supporting characters grow and develop. With sharp insight and lyrical prose, Montgomery manages to add another spectacular sequel to her beloved series.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 05, 2018

"Anne’s House of Dreams is the fifth book in the Anne series by Lucy Maud Montgomery. Beginning from the long-awaited marriage of Anne and Gilbert, this book launches into a dainty and mysterious plot, painted beautifully with new landscapes, with strong, ever-present undertones of the sea, with all its beauty and splendor as well as its harshness, horror, and dark misery.
The novel takes a turn from the happy, peaceful village of Avonlea and the vivid, dizzying world of Summerside. It is set, as aforesaid, on the seascape. Haunting, ethereal, thrilling. Montgomery had a lifelong passion and love for the sea, frequently mentioned in her other novels, journals, and poems. That passion springs to life in this novel, foreshadowing, enriching, becoming a beautiful base for the story with its “voice”.
“The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only — a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.” - @StarRead of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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gracechen926
Oct 30, 2014

I like this book because, it is fun to read!

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janana
Jan 04, 2013

I love this story, with Gilbert and Anne getting settled into their first little home, where they experince the birth and death of their first little daughter, and then the birth of their healthy son. Leslie Moore adds more color. All in all; great!

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phuong_nguyen00
Aug 29, 2010

This is less romantic than I thought. At lest Leslie Moore gets some romance in this one. It's actually not that bad.

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lisahiggs
May 17, 2010

There is an obvious aversion to the discussion of certain subjects in this novel. Apparently Lucy Maud Montgomery feels that some things just aren’t talked about.

Things that happen that aren’t talked about, in decreasing order of how much they are talked about (MAJOR SPOILERS):

1. Weddings
2. Death of a child
3. Childbirth
4. Pregnancy
5. Sex

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sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"'Some might say, that a Redmond B.A, whom editors were beginning to honor, is "wasted" as the wife of a struggling doctor in the rural town of Four Winds.'
'Gilbert!'
If you had married Roy Gardner, now,' continued Gilbert mercilessly, 'YOU might have been 'a leader in social and intellectual circles.'
'Gilbert BLYTHE!'
'You KNOW you were in love with him once, Anne.'
'I was not! I only thought I was. You know, Gilbert. You know I'd rather be your wife in our house of dreams than a queen in a palace.'
Gilbert's answer was in more than words..."

SIGH. Oooooooh I love it.
TYPED FROM MEMORY.
Yup- I know this by heart. Whatever. Don't mention it. So what if I'm slightly obsessed? Or, ya know, a lot obsessed? So what?

sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"'The nurse says he is to have red hair. Anne is furious with her, and I'm tickled to death!'"
-Gilbert Blythe

sarag1 Aug 06, 2016

"'Oh, you mothers!' Said Gilbert, putting his arms around them. 'You mothers! God knew what He was about when He made you."
-Gilbert Blythe
*Typed from memory*

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