"The readers are in love with shipwrecks and terrible disasters. And they make it sound very tragic...but also...wonderful. I don't know how they do it."
This novel tells the story of Anne Shirley before we meet her in the Anne of Green Gables books. I grew up reading the first books and some others and loved the character of Anne!! It was interesting to think about what Anne's life might have been like - as it wasn't really discussed in great detail in the original books. It was filled with tragic circumstances, but had a lot of hope as well. I read the first novel to my almost two-year-old daughter when she was a few months old and plan to read the other books in the series someday.