Happy October, everyone!
I am so excited to tell you guys about a month long feature on The Contented Reader!
Anne of Green Gables is my absolute favourite classic novel. Not only is it a Canadian classic, but it also has a special connection to my family. Lucy Maud Montgomery’s son, Stuart, was a doctor in Toronto. He was my Grandmother’s doctor and ended up delivering my mom into this world! Needless to say, we’ve always had a special connection to Maud, her family and Anne in our house.
When Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, decide to adopt a child from a distant orphanage, they don’t get quite what they bargained for. The child who awaits them at the tiny Bright River train station is not the strapping young boy they’d imagined–someone to help Matthew work the fields of their small farm–but rather a freckle-faced, redheaded girl named Anne (with an e, if you please).
Matthew and Marilla may not be sure about Anne, but Anne takes one look at Prince Edward Island’s red clay roads and the Cuthberts’ snug white farmhouse with its distinctive green gables and decides that she’s home at last. But will she be able to convince Marilla and Matthew to let her stay?
Armed with only a battered carpetbag and a boundless imagination, Anne charms her way into the Cuthberts’ hearts–and into the hearts of readers as well. She truly is, in the words of Mark Twain, “the dearest and most lovable child in fiction since the immortal Alice.”
All month long, The Contented Reader will be focusing on Anne of Green Gables and Lucy Maud Montgomery. The goal is for people of all ages to fall for Anne!
For all of October, The Contented Reader will be posting three times a week. I’ll be reviewing books inspired by Anne of Green Gables or Lucy Maud Montgomery. From children’s books to adult fiction, there are so many opportunities to fall for Anne all month long!
To kick off the start of this month, I’m sharing a free wallpaper available for your computer, iPad or iPhone! It’s a wallpaper with my favourite quote from Anne of Green Gables and a hand drawn pumpkin by yours truly. 🎃 Feel free to download and share with your friends and family!
I’m so excited to introduce you all to Anne! Be sure to check back all month long for some great posts.
Happy reading, everyone! ✨
Let’s Chat in the Comments!
Do you love Anne of Green Gables? Have you read the book? What’s your favourite classic novel?