An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations about her last days and to encompass the complexity of a brilliant and sometimes troubled life.Once upon a time, there was a girl named Maud who adored stories. When she was fourteen years old, Maud wrote in her journal, "I love books. I hope when I grow up to be able to have lots of them." Not only did Maud grow up to own lots of books, she wrote twenty-four of them herself as L. M. Montgomery, the world-renowned author of Anne of Green Gables. For many years, not a great deal was known about Mauds personal life. Her childhood was spent with strict, undemonstrative grandparents, and her reflections on writing, her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression, her "year of mad passion," and her difficult married life remained locked away, buried deep within her unpublished personal journals. Through this revealing and deeply moving biography, kindred spirits of all ages ...
|Title||:||House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery|
|Number of Pages||:||352 pages|
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House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery Reviews
3.5? First off, why on earth are there no photos??? So many got described, and I tried to find them online, but was only moderately successful.
I'm struggling to figure out who the intended reader is. It feels young, except then there's the dive into sex, mental health, a creepy scene with her 20-something son, heavy drug use, suicide, etc. So while the reading level feels ages 8-12, especially at first, the content lends itself towards teens and adults. Especially since it presumes knowledge of ...more
"Thank God I can keep the shadows of my life out of my work,she wrote,I would not wish to darken any other life-I want instead to be a messenger of optimism and sunshine"
I want to begin by saying I absolutely love Lucy Maud Montgomery books . They are my little happy place,and Anne Shirley it's my absolute favorite heroine of all times. So it goes without saying that I love Maud herself,and very much so .
I have this strong-although possibly wrong belief-that amazing books with amazing charac ...more
Finished this on the same day I finished Rhodes’ memoir about working for Obama, and my reaction is similar. Both are well-written and as a fan, I was happy to read this. But I suspect this would be a bit much for those who don’t know or care for Montgomery. One thing I neglected to say about Rhodes’ book but that I will say here: both books, for different reasons, make one so sad. I would almost say that though Rosenberg’s writing style is exemplary for a children’s biography, this isn’t for ch ...more
I loved this look at the life of the beloved of author of Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon. The book is well researched and almost feels as if Ms. Montgomery could have written it herself. The author's life is manifest in the lives of her most famous heroines; Anne and Emily. It's fun to see how she put so much of herself into her characters.
Ms. Montgomery was a wealthy woman during her time, which makes me happy to see an artist recognized while they are still alive. If you love the w ...more
I received an e-copy of this book through NetGalley for review.
I found this biography of L.M. Montgomery fascinating as well as heart breaking as I read about the difficult life she faced. I am a big fan of Anne of Green Gables and was very interested to learn more about how the book came to be. There was clearly a lot of thorough research done for this biography, but it still flowed very smoothly and was an engaging read.
I already knew a fair amount of the author’s early life through the novel ...more
I wish I never had read this. I never knew anything about L.M. Montgomery before this book, and I'm sorry to know anything at all. All I can hope to do us put this book out of my mind and try to forget it. All of my life I have dreamed of visiting Prince Edward Island, and it hurts my heart a bit to think knowing more about the author may have ruined a childhood favorite (and a series I have always enjoyed rereading as an adult).
As for the actual book, I liked the cover illustration (indeed it s ...more
The book!!! The illustrations are five stars alone let alone the story! I did not know much about Maud Montgomery before reading this; just that I had read and loved Anne of Green Gables growing up. Now I love the books even more and need to reread! If you love Anne as much as I do I think you will love this this book.
This novel follows Anne’s whole life and it was really interesting to learn more about her, which experiences and people inspired her books, and how many hardships she overcame to ...more
We’ve all heard of Anne of Green Gables and other novels by famed author L. M. Montgomery. I remember watching the series with Megan Follows and loving it, my initial impression was that the author shared the same personality traits as Anne did.
Right from the beginning I was captivated with the story of Montgomery's life and going in with no inclinations of what to expect I was blown away with her story. From her childhood right to her final years Liz Rosenberg used personal journals to write th ...more