Book Review: Anne of the Island

23 June 2010

I know, it has been quite a while since I reviewed books. Kira was getting a bit worried. So, here I am, back to doing what I love the most - reviewing books that I love!

Today's book is the 3rd in the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. If you wish to read my reviews on the first two books, click the "Anne of Green Gables series" label below this post. It will take you to all of my reviews involving this series.

Anne of the Island
By L.M. Montgomery

Waving goodbye to childhood and whimsy, Anne Shirley travels to Kingsport, to attend Redmond college - a new and un-tread path in her life. Although at first a bit miserable at the thought of leaving "dear Green Gables," Anne quickly makes friends and soon makes her mark in young Redmond society. Joining forces with her frivolous new friend, Phillipa Gordon, and her old friends, Stella and Pricilla from Queen's, Anne moves into a quaint house called "Patty's Place," and quickly feels at home, even in Kingsport. Many adventures take place in their humble abode, and between classes and chores, trysts in the gardens and travels back home to Green Gables over vacation, Anne and her friends are never far away from adventure.

Patty's Place is, however, the place to call for all the young gentlemen desiring a smile or a look of approval from a certain red-headed maiden. Anne is the center of their life, and they would desire nothing more than for her to make them the center of her life. Among these young men is Gilbert Blythe, Anne's old friend from Avonlea, who has been attending Redmond as well. Suddenly, Anne must decide whether or not she wants to share her love.

Anne of the Island has a very happy ending and it is a very good book. I loved it when I read it. However, all of the misunderstanding, heartbreak and sorrow between Anne and Gilbert is sad to read. Anne does not seem to realize that yes, someday she may want to marry a gentleman who is not her ideal, wicked, dark-haired man of her young fancies. And when she meets this man in the flesh, is he everything she has dreamed of? Is he the one for her?

Find out by reading this book!

On the whimsy side of this, it is a very entertaining book. Perhaps not as funny as Anne of Avonlea or Anne of Green Gables, but still very good. I love it when they meet Phillipa in the graveyard and don't quite know what to make of her! And to think that Phil ends up marrying... oh, I won't tell you - you'll have to find out on your own (preferably by reading the book!).

If you like a mixture of plenty of humor, a little sorrow, and a sprinkle of romance, all from a Christian perspective (mostly), then this book is for you!


"In imagination she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faƫry lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilot, to the land of Heart's Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal" ~ Anne of the Island

4 epistles:

  1. I love Anne of the Island and have read it many times, it never grows old. You did a delightful review, thank you for reminding me how much I love this book.

  2. oooh I love the button! Its awesome. I want it, I want it, I want it. LOL :)

    With Love and Blessings,
    Bleah Briann

  3. *head/desk* I tried, I really did. But this blonde sitting here... (me) ... is so technically innept. I cannot figure that out, at all. *sigh*

    What if... maybe, perhaps. I gave you my e-mail and then you could send me the code??? Would that be okay. You can say no... its alright. Just a thought.

    Thanks anyway, I'm sorry.

    With Love and Blessings
    Bleah Briann

  4. Kira says...
    YAYAYAYAY! BOOK POSTS! you just made my day elizabeth rose!


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