Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when the strangest family moves into an old nearby mansion. The Meredith clan... show more
Anne Shirley is grown up, has married her beloved Gilbert and now is the mother of six mischievous children. These boys and girls discover a special place all their own, but they never dream of what will happen when the strangest family moves into an old nearby mansion. The Meredith clan is two boys and two girls, with minister father but no mother -- and a runaway girl named Mary Vance. Soon the Meredith kids join Anne's children in their private hideout to carry out their plans to save Mary from the orphanage, to help the lonely minister find happiness, and to keep a pet rooster from the soup pot. There's always an adventure brewing in the sun-dappled world of Rainbow Valley.
Publish date: August 1st 1985
Publisher: Bantam Books
Pages no: 225
Edition language: English
Rainbow Valley is the seventh Anne book and WWI marches ever closer, the mentions of the war are a lot stronger here then in previous books and Montgomery's foreshadowing was, occasionally, heavy handed. I'd forgotten how very little of the Blythe family is in this book, let alone Anne, instead it's...
I give it three stars simply because it was the furthest from the well-worn path all the other novels have traveled, but 3.5 stars may be more accurate and Rainbow Valley is still worth reading if you're making your way through the whole series.I finally see what so many other readers have been sayi...
I didn't read the Anne of Green Gables books as a kid, and I'm working my way through the series now. The first few charmed me beyond belief.However, the lot with Anne as an adult and mother are not nearly as entertaining for some reason. As Mrs. Dr. Gilbert Blythe, she is so much more staid ... and...
I'm not a fan of Anne, but this was rather enjoyable.
I remember reading Rainbow Valley when I was a kid and enjoying it, but not loving it. I still have that same issue today. This is technically the 7th book in the Anne of Green Gables series. However, it was the fifth book published. L.M. Montgomery went back later and wrote Anne of Windy Poplars an...