Rilla of Ingleside
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Rilla of Ingleside (1921) is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication order. This book draws the focus back onto a single character, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythe. It has a more serious tone, as it takes place during World War I and the three Blythe boys—Jem, Walter, and Shirley—along with Rilla's sweetheart Ken Ford, and playmates Jerry Meredith and Carl Meredith—end up fighting in Europe with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Growing up during WW1
This story rounds out the "Anne" series beautifully, yet leaves you wanting more! Anne's youngest daughter, Rilla, literally grows up in the book, maturing during the horrors of World War 1. The book puts the reader into the shoes of those left at home, and how life changes for them in so many ways. Beautiful.