Rilla Of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I am finally done the Anne series which I got two Christmases ago. This one and the first one were by far the best of the series. A straightforward story about how women spent World War I, and a timely read as Canada’s last remaining WWI veteran just died at age 109.
Anne’s children are almost grown up, except for pretty, high-spirited Rilla. No one can resist her bright hazel eyes and dazzling smile. Rilla, almost fifteen, can’t think any further ahead than going to her very first dance at the Four Winds lighthouse and getting her first kiss from handsome Kenneth Ford. But undreamed-of challenges await the irrepressible Rilla when the world of Ingleside is endangered by a far-off war. Her brothers go off to fight, and Rilla brings home an orphaned newborn in a soup tureen. She is swept into a drama that tests her courage and changes her forever.