Anne Of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The title of this book should really be The Children And Housekeeper Of Ingleside. I have the same problem with the Anne books as I do with Margaret Atwood’s books: it seems I started with the best novel and they just get worse from there. They’re all enjoyable enough, but the Anne of Ingleside is nothing like the Anne of Green Gables: she barely says a single word in the entire book!
Anne is the mother of five, with never a dull moment in her lively home. And now, with a new baby on the way and insufferable Aunt Mary Martha visiting – and wearing out her welcome – Anne’s life is full to bursting.
Still, Mrs. Doctor can’t think of any place she’d rather be than her own beloved Ingleside. Until the day she begins to worry that her beloved Gilbert doesn’t love her anymore. How could that be? She may be a little older, but she’s still the same irrepressible, irreplaceable redhead – the wonderful Anne of Green Gables, all grown up. She’s ready to make her cherished husband fall in love with her all over again!