House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery

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 An affecting biography of the author of Anne of Green Gables is the first for young readers to include revelations ab...

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Title:House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery
Author:Liz Rosenberg
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0763660574
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

House of Dreams: The Life of L.M. Montgomery Reviews

  • Helena
    Aug 01, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

  • Michelle Gray
    Aug 18, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

  • Kelsey
    Sep 06, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

    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 t...

    Beautiful biography! It's told in a story-like manner, and L.M. Montgomery comes to vivid life. Maud's story is ultimately uplifting and triumphant--and unforgettable. ...

    A candid look at the life of L.M. Montgomery and likely an enjoyable read for any fellow "Anne" fan. ...

    This is the first biography on L. M. Montgomery I?ve read. Like so many of her adoring fans, over a hundred years, I?ve always felt something akin to her characters? emotions. Maud didn?t write so much about the facts of her life. She imbued her spunky spirit and it seems a cap...

  • Miranda
    Jun 17, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

    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 t...

    Beautiful biography! It's told in a story-like manner, and L.M. Montgomery comes to vivid life. Maud's story is ultimately uplifting and triumphant--and unforgettable. ...

    A candid look at the life of L.M. Montgomery and likely an enjoyable read for any fellow "Anne" fan. ...

  • Rosemary
    Feb 06, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

  • Sonja
    Aug 10, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

  • Krisette Spangler
    Jun 29, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

  • Tanya
    May 08, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

  • Candace
    Jun 30, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

    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 t...

  • Ms. Yingling
    Apr 26, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

  • Margaret
    May 28, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

  • Alyssa Nelson
    May 16, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

  • KimberlyRose
    Jul 26, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

  • Kati Polodna
    Feb 25, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    May 10, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

  • Heather
    Aug 02, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

  • Hilary Scroggie
    Feb 27, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

  • Lynne
    May 25, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

  • Lana Shupe
    Jun 25, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

  • Leonard Kim
    Jun 30, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

  • Lois Metzger
    Jun 16, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

    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 t...

    Beautiful biography! It's told in a story-like manner, and L.M. Montgomery comes to vivid life. Maud's story is ultimately uplifting and triumphant--and unforgettable. ...

  • Iantha
    Jun 01, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Aug 10, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

  • momma.hailey
    Jul 28, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

  • Vicky Guthrie
    Aug 13, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

  • Teresa Edmunds
    Sep 02, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...

    It's ok - and it might actually be important - for young readers to know that L.M. Montgomery's life had moments that were very dark to go with the very bright. ...

    I had no idea of the tragedy and heartbreak (and all the suitors!) that Maud experienced in her life, especially considering how bright and cheerful Anne is. Received at ALA Midwinter 2018. ...

    This is the second biography I have read of the creator of my deeply beloved Anne Shirley. The first made her seem dreadfully dull. This was something else entirely - a well-researched, well-crafted story of a complex, resilient woman facing a life riddled with tragedy. She got up to m...

    Biography was well written and combines sources well into an enjoyable read. I was surprised at much of Montgomery?s struggles in life as I didn?t really know what to expect when I picked it up. She struggled with manic depression, relationships, and spiritual discernment among oth...

    Although this is aimed at a younger audience, it doesn't really feel like it. I enjoyed it--I didn't know much about L. M. Montgomery other than the fact that she was from PEI, and I also had no idea she was so prolific (will be reading more of her books in the future). This book reads...

    Very, very sad. There are things I wish I didn?t know. But told with deep sympathy and a sense of hope congruent with the stories Maud told. ...

    I picked this book up in the 9-12 year old section at the store where I work. I think it might need to be moved to the teen or adult section. It deals with all aspects of her life and I'm not sure some things need to be read by a 9-12 year old. The book reads like L.M. Montgomery's ...

    I am a longtime Montgomery fan, especially of her two adult novels. Long ago, as a teen, I read all her (available) journals, so I knew she had a rough life, with joy slowly drained out of it; I wasn't surprised or disillusioned by this biography. Why did I give it one star? It was w...

    Beautiful biography of a beautiful writer. I have really enjoyed the Anne and Emily books by Montgomery, and was blown away by the details of her life. I feel like I know her now, as I never did before. Rosenberg's writing is so lyrical at times it reminds me of Montgomery's, especiall...

    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 t...

    Beautiful biography! It's told in a story-like manner, and L.M. Montgomery comes to vivid life. Maud's story is ultimately uplifting and triumphant--and unforgettable. ...

    A candid look at the life of L.M. Montgomery and likely an enjoyable read for any fellow "Anne" fan. ...

    This is the first biography on L. M. Montgomery I?ve read. Like so many of her adoring fans, over a hundred years, I?ve always felt something akin to her characters? emotions. Maud didn?t write so much about the facts of her life. She imbued her spunky spirit and it seems a cap...

    What a delight to be able to become more acquainted with a beloved author. And the lovely illustrations make the reader's journey even more wonderful. L. M. Montgomery, or Maud as she was called, had her fair share of trails. This book, often through Maud's own words, gives insights in...

  • Laura N
    Jun 03, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

  • Romee Darling
    Jul 01, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

  • The Captain
    Jun 12, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

  • Heartbreakdiet06
    Apr 30, 2018

    Thank you to Walker Books Australia for sending me a copy of this book! I am seriously shook over this biography. There are so many things about Maud that I had no idea about and this makes me want to read her Anne series all over again and then read everything else by her. Despite ...

    Liz Rosenberg has done an exceptional job of collecting personal details of the life of beloved author L.M. Montgomery, bringing to light her life long struggles with anxiety and depression. A prolific writer, Montgomery's determination led her to overcome financial difficulties and ob...

    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 capt...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* Instead of consuming this book, I feel like this book consumed me. I fell into it and was wholeheartedly immersed in L. M. Montgomery?s life. Even while not reading it, I s...

    I am obsessed with Anne of Green Gables and all of L.M. Montgomery's novels. She is what drew me into reading, and whenever I need a "comfort read" I pull out one of her books. To me, there is nothing better than reading about Anne and Gilbert. That said. I'm torn about this book. ...

    I?m currently working my way through the complete works of L.M. Montgomery, so naturally I developed a growing curiosity for the woman behind Anne Shirley, and all her other delightful characters. I have always loved her stories, but one thing I began to criticize were their light-he...

    Very thorough but easily readable. I found Maud's life fascinating and learned so much about her, her relationships, and the world she lived in. I never knew she dealt with depression and mental illness and to watch her battle and overcome it at different points in her life was a windo...

    E ARC from Netgalley.com There is a lot of information available about Montgomery's life, and Rosenberg does a good job of putting together an in-depth overview of the writer's life and career. Since many of Montgomery's stories are largely autobiographical, readers who are very fam...

    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 t...

    "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 A...

    I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. L.M. Montgomery is probably best known as the creator of one of the best-loved book characters every written: Anne Shirley. I first encountered Lucy Maud Montgomery the when I picked up Anne of Gre...

    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this children's nonfiction biography in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . . Anne with an E is one of me favourite characters of all time. I have reread the stories about Anne Shirley often. L.M. Montgomery was featured i...

    This illustrated biography of Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables series, is a must-have for middle school and up biography readers. Her mother died when she was a toddler; her father left her in the care of her grandparents, and Maud grew up wanting more: passionat...

    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....

    As a forever fan of Lucy Maud Montgomery, I'm always interested in books about her life and more insight on her beloved Anne of Green Gables novels. This book, at middle grade level, was enjoyable but felt disjointed at times. It seemed as if the author had a good amount of Montgomery'...

    More of a YA book than a middle-grade reader, this is essential reading for any lover of Anne of Green Gables! I learned so much about the author and her background. It made feel as if I had been to Prince Edward Island which someday I really want to do. I did not know a Prime Minister...