Marilla of Green Gables

Marilla of Green Gables

A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, that imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert, and the choices that will open her life to the possibility of heartbreak?and unimaginable greatness Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuth A bold, heartfelt tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne: A marvelously entertaining and moving historical ...

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Title:Marilla of Green Gables
Author:Sarah McCoy
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Marilla of Green Gables
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Marilla of Green Gables Reviews

  • Sarah
    Aug 14, 2018
    Oh, Green Gables, how I love thee! I first encountered Anne (with an "E" thank you very much!) when I was 10 or 11. It instantly became a favorite book series so much so that I chose Prince Edward Island as the topic of a seventh-grade geography research paper. Anne Shirley endeared he...
  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Oct 11, 2018
    I've seen tv-versions of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, but I have never actually read the books. However, that didn't stop me from wanting to read this book about Marilla Cuthbert, before Anne came into her and Matthew's lives . Marilla Cuthbert is only thirteen-years-old when her whole li...
  • Tarissa
    Jan 26, 2019
    Anne Shirley was not the first bright, bubbly, garrulous person to shake up Marilla Cuthbert. An aunt arrives to stay awhile at the Cuthbert place, Green Gables, exhibiting louder and more voracious habits of living life than young Marilla (and Matthew) are used to, which they can "bar...
  • Gail
    Nov 21, 2018
    If you?re a fan of Anne of Green Gables, this is a must read. The author has done a wonderful job creating the world of Avonlea before Anne while honoring the original books. I loved this book! ...
  • Manybooks
    Nov 03, 2018
    With my sincere apologies to those readers who obviously have very much enjoyed Sarah McCoy's Marilla of Green Gables (and I do realise that I seem to be rather the minority at this point), but I have in many ways really and actively despised this novel. For even though Marilla of Gree...
  • Kathryn
    Jan 15, 2019
    In this book Marilla comes to life in a very believable way. Sarah McCoy has written a novel that honours the Anne books and gives Marilla life. I liked the historical aspects and links and the details that brought the farm at Green Gables alive. ...
  • Katie
    Oct 28, 2018
    Could NOT put this down! A must read for fans of Anne of Green Gables! ...
  • Betty
    Jun 02, 2018
    Fans of the Anne of Green Gables series of books fondly remember Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, guardians of the spirited Anne Shirley. If you've ever wondered about life at Green Gables when the Cuthbert siblings were young, you'll want to check out Sarah McCoy's Marilla of Green Gable...
  • writer...
    Nov 17, 2018
    Marilla's story, poignantly written by Sarah McCoy. A full section of Christmas captured as Marilla's House of Dreams - in reference to the novel, Anne's House of Dreams. Tears and tissues ! ...
  • TL
    Jun 30, 2018
    I received this via Goodreads giveaways in exchange for an honest review. All my opinions are my own. ---- Confession: I haven't read Anne of Green Gables yet (Hoping to this summer/fall). I entered the giveaway because: it sounded interesting.. and Sarah McCoy had written it. Her ...
  • angelareadsbooks
    Oct 30, 2018
    I approached reading this book with quite a bit of trepidation. Anne of Green Gables is a beloved classic. So writing a piece that is extra-narrative is quite a brave undertaking. Fortunately, Sarah McCoy did a wonderful job! She brought Marilla to life in a new way and helped me to se...
  • Asheley
    Oct 26, 2018
    4.5/5 I have so many feelings! With fictional couples and stories, Anne of Green Gables is IT for me. There is no story I love more, especially when we start talking about the romance of Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe. When I saw that Marilla Cuthbert was getting a chance to te...
  • Pam Jenoff
    Oct 23, 2018
    Fans of Anne of Green Gables should run, not walk, to seize this beautifully written story. I was lucky enough to have an early read and I adored it. The plucky heroine in 19th century Prince Edward Island caught between life in her small town and wanting to make a difference in the la...
  • Peggy
    Nov 04, 2018
    As a lifelong fan who inherited my love of Anne from my mother and her mother, I wanted to like this book, but the author took it in a direction that was just too far-fetched for me. I don?t believe that the Marilla who went through the experiences in this novel would be the same Mar...
  • Britany
    Jan 12, 2019
    Anne Shirley is a book lover's household name. Marilla Cuthbert is Anne's adoptive maternal figure and one I can't imagine without. This is the story about Marilla as a thirteen year old growing up in Green Gables decades before we meet Anne. We learn more about Marilla's parents and h...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Jul 04, 2018
    Sarah McCoy tells us in the author's note that she felt there was a mystery within chapter 37 of Anne of Green Gables, where Marilla mentions she used to be good friends with John Blythe, some people calling him her beau, and Anne asks what happened. Marilla of Green Gables is McCoy'...
  • Megan
    Nov 27, 2018
    L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorite authors and ?Anne of Green Gables? one of my all-time favorite books! So I had high hopes for ?Marilla of Green Gables? after seeing so many people gush about it. Those hopes were met and exceeded!!! Wow! ?Marilla of Green Gables? by...
  • Cathy Daniel
    Jan 30, 2019
    Such an enjoyable, lovely book! The author did an exquisite job sticking to the spirit of the original. ...
  • Aura
    Nov 12, 2018
    I was thrilled to have won this Goodreads giveaway. I read Anne of Green Gables as an adult and it became one of my favorite children's classic along with Little House on the Prairie and A Secret Garden. First of all, Sarah McCoy has really paid homage to the original story in plot and...
  • Susan Peterson
    Sep 03, 2018
    In Marilla of Green Gables, readers are transported to Avonlea in this warm and wonderful book, filled with love and heartache and sacrifice. Marilla?s spirit shines through, a young woman shaped by regret and happenstance. I felt so close to Marilla, as if I?d been given a window ...
  • Jillian
    Feb 04, 2019
    If you love the Anne of Green Gables series you will probably love this although it?s not our lovable Anne Shirley it little young prickly Marilla Cuthbert and it?s the story of how she came to be who she is although this wasn?t written by L.M. Montgomery it definitely fits well ...
  • Kate Olson
    Oct 31, 2018
    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and William Morrow for this free review copy! I was so nervous going into this book, but it 100% amazed me at how perfectly McCoy took us back to Avonlea and fit us back into that fictional world. I consider this an absolute must-read for fans of the Anne of...
  • Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)
    Oct 30, 2018
    I may bump this star rating up after I've let it simmer for awhile. What a DELIGHTFUL book - both an homage to Anne of Green Gables and also a story that can stand completely on its own. I am always apprehensive when there are spin-offs to books (or movies, or any media); it's just so ...
  • Erin
    Apr 13, 2019
    How glad I am that someone decided that Marilla Cuthbert had a story that we Anne fans needed to read. Darling Marilla, it appears that another kindred spirit has been made in author Sarah McCoy and I am truly glad. It was nice to travel back to early 19th century Prince Edward Isl...
  • Kaytee Cobb
    Nov 08, 2018
    If this book doesn't make you immediately want to dive into Anne to "continue the story", I don't know what's wrong with your reader heart. I loved this fan fiction story of Marilla's childhood and the "older" generation of Avonlea and Prince Edward Island. I feel like McCoy stayed tru...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Oct 23, 2018
    4.5 nostalgic stars for transporting me back to Green Gables and Avonlea! ? ? ? ?.5 Marilla of Green Gables is a beauty Anne of Green Gables fans will not want to miss! Marilla Cuthbert?s life prior to Anne begins when she is thirteen years old. Her mother has passed a...
  • Eliza
    Apr 01, 2019
    Love love loved this! Obviously a rather sad story since we already know how Marilla's romance ends, but it was intriguing to read in detail. One thing I especially loved is how when John Blythe married I felt bad for Marilla, but still didn't hate Mrs. Blythe. The bits about the Under...
  • MaryBeth's Bookshelf
    Nov 19, 2018
    I'll admit, I was extremely hesitant to read Marilla of Green Gables. I loved the Anne of Green Gables series so much as a kid and sequels, prequels, retellings of beloved classics always seem to fall short for me. This was not the case with Sarah McCoy's book. It was beautifully writt...
  • Kat
    Apr 26, 2019
    I am such an Anne of Green Gables fan and was thrilled to hear there was going to be a book about Marilla! This takes us back to Marilla and Matthew as teenagers, as Marilla is growing up, the same age Anne was when she came to live with them. Heartwarming and sad at times, we see all ...
  • Yusra  ✨
    Sep 08, 2018
    omg i can't believe this is happening and my expectations are sky high pleaseeee don't disappoint october 23rd is too far away ...