Anne of Green Gables – Book Review

“Anne of Green Gables” is the second of four books in the “Cottage genre.” It is written by Robin Shepherd. The first book in this series was “The Princess and the Pea.” I enjoyed those books immensely but this one felt a bit like an upgrade. It still has that wonderful blend of fantasy, adventure, and gentle whimsical humor.

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Lily, the heroine of the story, returns to her childhood home after the war. Although she lives in the city, she still feels like she’s home. Her aunt is a strict and domineering woman who doesn’t allow Lily to go out. Lily longs for freedom and acceptance, but her Aunt is adamant that she must keep her house and chores.

Lily’s father, an architect, finds work and lives comfortably. Things change when Lily’s good friend Maman arrives from England. Maman becomes a part of Lily’s life and the two girls become friends. Lily’s natural curiosity about the world and life in general leads her to research ancient magic. She begins to discover the hidden world of Cottage Country and becomes an avid traveler.

This book continues where book #1 left off. Lily and Maman meet again and this time they are traveling on a ship to Cottage Country. Along the way, they learn about the tragic history of the Rose Family, the wickedness of Lord Godalming and more.

I really liked the descriptions of the landscape of Cottage Country. The detailed and vivid images of fields, meadows, fields with apple orchards, barns, and villages really put to sleep the reader. The next few chapters expand on the history and travel of the siblings. The character descriptions add depth to Lily and Maman.

The author does a good job of integrating her characters into the rest of the book. Readers will feel like they are a part of the events. Some of the minor characters from the first novel also appear in this one, as well as some new ones. Overall, this book kept my interest and made reading the sequel more exciting.

I especially love how the author integrated the characters of Lily and Maman into Rose Chintz Cottage: Anne of Green Gables. Their friendship, love, and bond of camaraderie were very enjoyable. Their trials and triumphs were portrayed with great pathos. Their friendship makes this book very emotional.

Overall, this is a great book. If you enjoy fantasy romance, this is a book for you to read. For children, this book is safe. For adults, this is very mature material. Highly recommended!

Summary: Lily and her best friend Maman are in trouble when their cottage is invaded by evil creatures from the dark. When they run away from danger, Lily’s father, who happens to be a werewolf, catches up with them and persuades them to join him and protect the villagers against the monsters. Together, they form the defense team known as “The Night Watch.” The book ends with a surprising turn of events, leaving us hanging for a sequel. Recommended Read if you like fantasy and adventure.

Summary: Anne of Green Gables is based on the book written by Candidaarians. The book has a unique take on the Victorian era. This book is available in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. It’s been compared to Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and is currently ranked number # 9 in Hardcover, paperback, and CD’s according to Barnes & Noble. The cover of the book depicts a beautiful young girl dressed in pink standing beside a horse with her friends.

Summary: Anne of Green Gables follows the life of thirteen-year-old Rosemary as she tries to make ends meet while also attending school, making friends, playing pranks, and generally having a good time. Her best friend, Maman, is also very young, but he falls in love with her right away. When a vampire attack rocks the city, Rosemary must use all of her resources including her magical powers to help the people of the town. The vampire is soon killed, but Rosemary must use all of her knowledge, skills, and magic to save the day.

Summary: This book is about growing up in an uncertain world. It deals with using your imagination and how to draw from it to overcome fears, hardships, and even the common stresses of growing up. The main character is a thirteen-year-old who goes on to become an adult in this world. I liked that the author has a main character who is a thirteen-year-old but still brings a lot of fun and adventure into this story.

This is a fun book, and I highly recommend it to any fans of Anne of Green Gables. For fans who haven’t read the book, it does start out very slow, but picks up speed very fast, which I really liked. For those who have read the book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it again. There are a lot of enjoyable things that you can learn from this book.

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