Anne of Windy Poplars is the fourth book in the Anne of Green Gables series. I have been listening to the Canadian stories during my daily commute to work but was unable to find this book as a podcast so read a copy instead. It is hard not to love the feisty Anne Shirley who continues to be romantic, optimistic and helps make life brighter for those around her.
In this novel, Anne has taken over the principalship of the high school in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. She has committed to this responsibility for three years while Gilbert attends medical school. Anne finds a lovely home at Windy Poplars with two widows, their live-in help, Rebecca Dew and the cat, Dusty Miller. The story is divided by year and interspersed with summer visits to Green Gables. Much of the tale is told through the letters sent to Anne’s fiance, Gilbert.
As in each story, Anne meets many interesting characters and finds herself in the middle of challenging situations. Her sunny nature wins over the most difficult individuals and those who come to love her will miss her at the end of her contract as she returns to Green Gables. With the next book, Anne’s House of Dreams, I will resume the podcasts.