Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy

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 greatnessPlucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her belo...


Details Marilla of Green Gables

TitleMarilla of Green Gables
ISBN9780062697714
Author
Release DateOct 23rd, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Retellings, Cultural, Canada, Adult
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Reviews Marilla of Green Gables

  • TL
    1970-01-01
    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 novel Mapmaker's Children was my first of hers and I fell in love with her writing.---I can only speak to my enjoyment of this particular book.. while I can't say if Mar...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    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 Gables.The story is told from Marilla's point of view, and stays true to the character we came to know and love in L.M. Montgomery's books. Through her eyes, we meet her...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    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 herself to me. I longed to be a red head full of spunk as loyal and noble as she. I gave little thought to the character Marilla. In part, I believe this is because I...
  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    1970-01-01
    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's answer to that question.The story of Marilla Cuthbert captured my heart!  It follows her life from her teens until the time she and her brother decide to adopt a...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    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 to her soul. She is a heroine to remember and to behold...devoted and determined to do what’s right, not just for herself, but for all of those she loved. I was e...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    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 all of her short story collections. I am a fan and had great expectations for this book. Happily they were met. The book was written so that it seemed like it was a...
  • Lana Shupe
    1970-01-01
    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 it up from the staff room because I couldn't wait another second to start it.I am an Anne of Green Gables fan. I have a glass fronted china cupboard full of all the...
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    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 all know how that turned out} The book starts out with Marilla at age 13. Her mother is pregnant and an aunt comes to help out. Tragedy strikes the Cuthbert House ...
  • Deborah Blanchard
    1970-01-01
    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 for her family. She is a strong and resilient human being. She is the main character in this book and I grew to love her. Family is of utmost importance in this bo...
  • CleverBaggins
    1970-01-01
    This was a wonderful easy read that made experience a gamutof emotion. Marilla and all the Cuthberts are amazingly in character. It was wonderful to see Marilla especially grow and learn and make mistakes and become the woman we know in Anne of Green Gables. I knew it would be a sad story, and it was, but the slow budding love story had a sweetness to cut it. I definitely cried off and on the last 60 or so pages of the book but in that good satis...
  • Linda Martin
    1970-01-01
    A very enjoyable book
  • Dawn
    1970-01-01
    Beautifully written and the author captures the characters so well. It’s a lovely piece of fiction based on the much loved Anne of Green Gables!
  • Helen Costello
    1970-01-01
    So wonderful to be back on Prince Edward Island. This book is about the life of Marilla before Anne with an E came to stay. Sarah McCoy manages to completely capture the essence and feel of the Anne of Green Gables stories. She cleverly weaves in characters and their predecessors that we know from the LM Montgomery books. Just wonderful and perfect for any fans of Anne and Gilbert.Many thanks to Edelweiss for providing an ARC of this book in exch...
  • Janilyn Kocher
    1970-01-01
    McCoy is very creative when introducing young Marilla Cuthbert, before she became crusty Marilla of Green Gables. The author does an admirable job of introducing Marilla's parents and young Matthew. My favorite character was blustery Rachel, since McCoy kept her personality as LMM designed her. Parts of the story are hard to read: the passing of her mother, Matthew's heartbreak, and the John Blythe angle. The last part was rather clunky. It just ...
  • Maggie Holmes
    1970-01-01
    Sarah McCoy perfectly captured the essence of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, two of the most beloved characters in Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gable series. The writing style feels a natural prequel of the Montgomery books. But McCoy also breathes history into the story: the rebellion in Canada in the 1850s and the underground railroad from the United States to Canada. It is gratifying to "learn" the backstoyr of the relationship between ...
  • Tina Reisdorf
    1970-01-01
    It isn’t L.M. Montgomery, but I couldn’t stop smiling while I read. It was just so nice to be back in Avonlea.
  • Mary-Catherine Jenkins
    1970-01-01
    If you have ever read the Anne of Green Gables series or watched any of the television shows this is a must-read. Sarah McCoy does a fantastic job of telling Marilla's story growing up from age 13 into adulthood. heartache, family obligation, lost loves, passion for helping ... what makes Marilla Marilla?
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I'm all for this book becoming canon. It was beautifully written and while the author acknowledges that she is not L.M. Montgomery and did not intend to replicate her writing, it felt seamless to me. Even the chapter titles were very reminiscent of L.M.M.'s. There are sweet little nods and references to Anne's story. I saw glimpses of Anne in Kitty Blythe, which gives Gilbert's later attraction to Anne more depth. It was obviously very well resea...
  • Jessica Asbell
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely adore Anne of Green Gables, and I love the chance that Sarah McCoy has given us of going back to Green Gables to learn more about Marilla. Marilla Cuthbert lives in a place that's further from the road than it should be (according to society at least), but she loves their home. Her father, Hugh, has finished putting the gables on their small cottage, turning it into the beloved Green Gables. Her mother, Clara, is heavily pregnant, an...
  • Carol
    1970-01-01
    Who doesn't love Anne of Green Gables?! Whether you encounter her in L.M. Montgomery's famous series of books or through the TV movies, the character is a force of nature and a favorite of everyone, worldwide, since she was created. But what of the other characters and their stories? Author Sarah McCoy has fleshed out these people beautifully in her new book "Marilla of Green Gables". The character of Marilla has always fascinated me: opinionated...
  • Milena
    1970-01-01
    If you can believe it, I actually haven't read Anne of Green Gables but I wanted to read Marilla of Green Gables because I love historical fiction, and I must say I enjoyed this book immensely. This book is the prequel to Anne of Green Gables and it’s about the earlier life of Marilla Cuthbert, the spinster aunt whom readers met in L.M. Montgomery's classic. The book is wonderfully written and very absorbing. I was transported to the 19th centu...
  • Andrea Stoeckel
    1970-01-01
    “The older I get, the more I see the truth. Greatness can be found anywhere. It doesn’t need grandeur. There’s greatness in the ordinary. Maybe even more than elsewhere. You remember that, Marilla.”This is not your childhood "Anne of Green Gables". Sarah McCoy has wonderfully expanded the character of Marilla Cuthbert into more than Anne Shirley's caretaker. Through her voice, McCoy has crafted a seamless foundational story that the stori...
  • Jodie
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely LOVED this book. I can not wait to share it with customers at the store. It is well written and drops you back into the world made so familiar by Lucy Maude. I was so excited when the ARC came in to the store that I had to pick it up and read it so that I could then pass it on to my fellow Anne with an E friends at work. So, get ready to grab a nice cup of tea, curl up in a comfy chair and dive in to this wonderful fall release!
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    What a charming peek at life at Green Gables before Anne. From the moment the book began, I was drawn into Marilla’s story. McCoy has written the novel that all Green Gables fans have been waiting for!
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    This is an historical novel set in Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century. It is based on Anne Of Green Gables character Marilla Cuthbert. This book is very descriptive and gives you a feel of what the Island would have been like in that period. You can almost smell the flowers as the author describes them. The characters are endearing and the story moves along at a leisurely pace although getting you involved quickly. I enjoyed this book...
  • ❀ Susan G
    1970-01-01
    A fulsome review is pending but this book was like a guilty pleasure. I LOVED the Anne of Green Gables series and it was great to read a prequel of the dependable, responsible Marilla. The story brought some excitement to green gables that I was not expecting which leaves me pondering. It might just be time for a reread of Anne!
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    Be still my heart. An absolute MUST-READ for Anne fans.
  • Beth
    1970-01-01
    In Marilla of Green Gables, Sarah McCoy brings literary history to life with exquisite detail that immediately transports readers to Prince Edward Island and the Green Gables of their childhood. Watching Marilla navigate life after the sudden loss of her mother is anything but ordinary as she eschews tradition and braves life beyond Green Gables to find her own destiny in an ever-changing world. Fans of the original series and those entering this...