Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables #4), by L. M. Montgomery
Publish Date: 1936 (ebook published in November 6th 2017)
Published by: N/A
Genre: MG Fiction/Classics
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)
Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They’re known as the royal family of Summerside – and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they had wanted as principal of Summerside High School. But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she has great allies in the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty – and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. As Anne learns Summerside’s strangest secrets, winning the support of the prickly Pringles becomes only the first of her delicious triumphs.
I thought this book was a little slower – although that might have been because I had to read it as an ebook rather than an audiobook – and felt more like a series of anecdotes than anything progressive. It was interesting getting to know the people of Summerside, but each one was met so briefly that I did not feel much of a connection to any of them except for Elizabeth (who was adorable), and Minerva Tomgallon who, being the last to be introduced was most easiest to remember, and also so fun to read about with all of her seeming pride in her family tragedies. Still, an enjoyable and relaxing read that once again had me wishing I were on an island somewhere, listening to the sea on a summer’s day.
Beat the Backlist 2018 | Books Completed Toward Goal: 15/20