Monday, January 25, 2016

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning Book Review

Anne of Green Gables New Beginning Book Review
In the book Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, the war in Europe is winding down and Anne Shirley is a middle-aged writer returning to the island for a visit. Without thinking about it, she agrees to create a play to be performed during the White Sand Hotel's summer season. However, she admits that the play is just one way to try NOT to think about the recent issues - like her missing son - in her life. She discovers a secret at Green Gables which proves to be a distraction of another sort and she must look at suppressed memories and troubled years at the same time as she tries to write the play. She learns about her parents, her quest for kindred spirits and about her imagination.

Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning is the unauthorized prequel to the book and movie, Anne of Green Gables. The book was adapted from Kevin Sullivan's televised screenplay which aired in October, 2008. Only recently did I discover that this book was available. I had heard and seen the television movie. The book seems to have been rather low-key and I am guessing you may have missed it, like I did.

Click here to order your copy of Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning from Amazon.

Why Should You Read This Book?


Kevin Sullivan takes us where L.M. Montgomery did not...to the time in Anne Shirley's life before she was sent to Prince Edward Island. If you are a fan of this famous fictional character, you must be curious about Anne's life before she arrived on the Island.  You will also want to check out the authorized prequel, Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson.

Hannah Endicott-Douglas as Anne Shirley in A New Beginning.

Who Is Kevin Sullivan?


Kevin Sullivan is the writer, director and film producer of this story, Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning. He is, however, very well known for his very popular, family-friendly period movies and televison shows, like the original Anne of Green Gables movie series, The Piano Man's Daughter, Road To Avonlea and Wind At My Back. He has won hundreds of awards, which include three Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, a Prix Jeunesse and four Cable Ace Awards. He is also an author and his writings include Beyond Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables: The Official Movie Adaptation.

If you are interested in reading Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning you can find it on Amazon here. When you've finished reading the book, you might want to watch the movie, which was originally broadcast in Canada in October, 2008. You can find it on DVD right here. They're nicely priced now so gifting them would make a lovely and affordable gift idea.

Happy Reading!
Brenda

More Anne Reading:


Before Green Gables Book Review Discover author Budge Wilson's version of what Anne Shirley's life might have been like before she arrived at Green Gables in Prince Edward Island.

Anne of Green Gables Books
Uncover a variety of styles of AOGG books.

Controversial Anne of Green Gables Book Cover What do you think of this Anne of Green Gables cover? Not quite how you pictured the red haired, freckle faced child? Learn more about the controversial cover.



Who Was Lucy Maud Montgomery? Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) created Anne of Green Gables from her vivid imagination and Anne's story was first published and presented to the world in 1908.

Meet Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables) We still love her long after she was created by the mind of L.M. Montgomery. Learn more about Prince Edward Island's Anne of Green Gables here.

Anne of Green Gables Postage Stamps From Canada and ... Canadian fans of Anne of Green Gables were delighted to find her on one of Canada Post's postage stamps in 2008.

The Looking For Anne (Of Green Gables) Movie A Japanese Movie About One Girl's Search for Anne of Green Gables.

Author's Note: This page originally published elsewhere in 2009.






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7 comments:

  1. Excellent and very informative book review, Brenda, as always!

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  2. Terrific review, Fans of Anne of Green Gables will certainly appreciate this

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  3. I had no idea this was available! After reading this review, I know I must have this book! And, I look forward to seeing the movie too. I do love Anne Shirley. Thank you Brenda.

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  4. I can tell you are really a fan of Anne of Green Gables, Brenda. This looks like a very interesting book. Thanks for this terrific review.

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  5. Thanks, ladies. You are right. Fans of AOGG are always hungry for more Anne Shirley!

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  6. I can image that this will not disappoint the readers or viewers. Appreciate the review.

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  7. I am very interested in reading this. I didn't know about it until now. Thank you.

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