"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