Rilla of Ingleside
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 25th 1997
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
So we finally come to The Great War. This has been slowly building for four or five books now, each book has had some hint about this major event and how it will effect the characters. If I'm to be honest, I don't think I've read this book more then once or maybe twice. The first time I read it, I w...
What a beautiful ending to a masterful, emotional series. Rilla of Ingleside was outstanding in so many ways. The really incredible characteristic of this novel was the depiction of World War I and how those on the home-front living through those times experienced it.The pain, the loss, the enduring...
I like Rilla, but to be honest I lost interest in the Anne series. I wanted to finish it for two reasons: It was the last book; and my grandma gave it to me.
PSA: Apparently, the Bantam edition of this is abridged - with some 4500 words having been left out from the original. The Gutenberg edition should be complete though.Again, not an "Anne"-book as such, as the focus is definitely on Rilla. Still, one can forgive LMM for that, as it's still mostly abo...
This was the first book that ever made me cry. If you haven't read it yet be sure to keep a box of tissues handy. You will need them.It was enjoyable to hear from a slightly different protagonist in the form of Anne's youngest daughter, Rilla. A trifle stuck-up at first, she quickly becomes a more r...