"Marilla of Green Gables" By Sarah McCoy (Paperback)
Plucky and ambitious, Marilla Cuthbert is thirteen years old when her world is turned upside down. Her beloved mother dies in childbirth, and Marilla suddenly must bear the responsibilities of a farm wife: cooking, sewing, keeping house, and overseeing the day-to-day life of Green Gables with her brother, Matthew and father, Hugh.
In Avonlea, life holds few options for farm girls. Her one connection to the wider world is Aunt Elizabeth "Izzy" Johnson, her mother’s sister, who managed to escape from Avonlea to the bustling city of St. Catharines. An opinionated spinster, Aunt Izzy’s talent as a seamstress has allowed her to build a thriving business and make her own way in the world.
Emboldened by her aunt, Marilla dares to venture beyond the safety of Green Gables and discovers new friends and new opportunities. Joining the Ladies Aid Society, she raises funds for an orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity in nearby Nova Scotia that secretly serves as a way station for runaway slaves from America. Her budding romance with John Blythe, the charming son of a neighbor, offers her a possibility of future happiness - but Marilla is in no rush to trade one farm life for another. Marilla must face a reckoning between her dreams of making a difference in the wider world and the small-town reality of life at Green Gables.
Very enjoyable story.
Love it!! Thank you
What a wonderful written story. Once you start reading it you just can't put it down. What a beautiful story about Marilla growing up before Anne. Just loved it ❤.
Marilla of Green Gables By Sarah McCoy
As a lifelong lover of all things Anne of Green Gables I was so excited for this book. It arrived protected to perfection and in perfect condition. The cover art is beautiful and I was sucked right in as soon as I started reading it. It is so fun to picture Marilla as a young girl and to see what makes her who she is. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.