Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rilla of Ingleside

433533From Goodreads:    Anne's children were almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one could resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can't think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside becomes endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and leaves her changed forever.

My Thoughts:

-    I can't believe Anne's kids are all grown up. This series spans most of Anne's life.

-    Rilla is so endearing. She is my favorite of all of Anne's kids. She reminds me a lot of Anne.

-    Besides the first couple of books, this one is a favorite. The middle books are pretty slow, but this last one is great! It reminds me a lot of Anne of Green Gables. There was a bit a romance, a few shenanigans, and lots of heart.

-    I love their cat, and I love that they call him Dr. Jekyll/Mr Hyde depending on his mood. Ha! 

-    Besides Rilla, Susan really steals the show in this story. Her opinions and events cracked me up.

-    Dog Monday also stole the show. I love stories about devoted dogs. It just tugs at my heartstrings. 

-    I really liked that this story took place during The Great War. It was interesting to read about Rilla and everyone's life during the war. It was so hard on everyone. I can't imagine sending my kids or my brothers off to war.

-    This book was the perfect ending to the series. 

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