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...
  • 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...
  • Laura
    Aug 14, 2018
    I?ve been on an Anne of Green Gables kick this year and I really enjoyed reading the new novel, Marilla of Green Gables. I have loved the Anne of Green Gable series since I started reading it when I was twelve. I?ve read and also own every book written by L.M. Montgomery including ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Nov 05, 2018
    3.5 STARS - In Marilla of Green Gables, author Sarah McCoy pays homage to the original and beloved Canadian Anne of Green Gables series by L.M Montgomery with a prequel that gives readers the author's rendition of what Marilla's life was before she met Anne. As a young teen, I loved re...
  • 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...
  • Lori
    Jun 30, 2018
    I was a good reads giveaway winner of this book. It is very clear that Sarah McCoy is a big fan of the Anne of Green Gables series. She has written a book that focuses on Marilla Cuthbert from age 13 up the her fifties. when she and Matthew decide to adopt a boy to help on the farm{ we...
  • 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 ...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    Sep 27, 2018
    With her lyrical prose Sarah McCoy transports us to another place and time. She takes us to the 1800's in Canada. She introduces us to Marilla, who came before Anne of Green Gables. She weaves a beautiful tapestry of love, loss and regret. Marilla is a wonderful character. Full of love...
  • 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...
  • Readingbringsjoy
    Oct 23, 2018
    Thank you, William Morrow, for the free review copy. All thoughts and opinions are my own. "Greatness can be found anywhere. It doesn't need grandeur. There's greatness in the ordinary. maybe even more than elsewhere." - Page 34 "...a homely thing can become quite extraordinary i...
  • Lana Shupe
    Aug 21, 2018
    Oh my! I have wanted to read this book since I first heard about it's upcoming publishing date. I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Readers Copy - thank you Kaiti at Harper Collins Canada. Just to looking at the cover was a thrill! I actually went in to work on my day off to pick ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ty-Orion
    Nov 16, 2018
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  • Rachel
    Nov 30, 2018
    As you would expect, this is a prequel to the Anne books, creating a deeper backstory for Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert than is provided in Anne's stories. I really liked the first two-thirds of this book. Reading the imaginings about Marilla's life as a quiet, reserved girl who know...
  • 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...
  • Leah DeCesare
    Oct 15, 2018
    Am I the only one who's never read Anne of Green Gables? Now I have to read it! Sarah McCoy delivers a beautiful story in Marilla of Green Gables. It felt like falling into a soft cushion - being in a simpler time devoid of technology and even electricity - but McCoy draws parallels to...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...