As I continue to listen to the podcasts telling the stories of Anne Shirley, I finished listening to Anne of the Island during my commutes this week. This Canadian author brilliantly continues the life of Canada’s beloved, fictional, red-haired orphan from Prince Edward Island. Anne’s antics and experiences help to make my commutes a little more tolerable as I fight the traffic each day.
In Anne of the Island, Anne continues her education at Redmond, living in a house with 3 other girls, Aunt Jimesina and three cats. During Anne’s summer breaks she teaches school, has a tour of the home where her parents had lived before their untimely deaths and spends time at Green Gables.
Anne and her friends take their schooling seriously while having some fun at Redmond and sharing tales of their time spent with beaus. As Anne’s friends make plans for their weddings, Anne sees a man named Royal (Roy) and continues to keep the smitten Gilbert at arm’s length. The book ends shorty after graduation.
I have not been able to find Anne of Windy Poplars on podcast so will take a break from this series to read the next instalment before resuming my listening with Anne’s House of Dreams. As I have mentioned in previous blog posts – this is a series that every Canadian girl should enjoy!