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Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais is a regency romance about a young woman who is eligible for marriage, but knows that her appeal will far pale in comparison to that of her stuck-up younger sister Tessa. Nevertheless, Brynnde's personality ends up outshining Tessa's beauty, winning friendships as well as love. This was a delightful read.… Continue reading Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

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Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Teen Fiction

Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

I read this as part of a daisy review chain, and I want to apologize profusely to the author: I saw only that it was “historical fiction,” which in general I like. I ought to have read the sample before committing to reviewing this, because then I would have never picked this. I had 3… Continue reading Book Review: A Daffodil for Angie by Connie Lacy

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TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

This sequel to the BBC's Anne of Green Gables miniseries (which I have not reviewed because I cannot seem to find it anywhere) is adapted from Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island. At 6 50-minute episodes, this mini-series clocks in at over 5 hours. This review will contain only minor spoilers. This show… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Avonlea (BBC, 1975)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

Continuing Anne's story from the first miniseries, this is a miniseries that furthers Anne's story, drawing from sequels of the novel: Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, and Anne of Windy Poplars. This review will contain spoilers. Once again, this story draws largely from the source material though reordering events so as to create… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables the Sequel (CBC, 1987)

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Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

This adaptation of Anne of Green Gables is a 90-minute TV movie, and my favorite adaptation by far. Balancing childhood wonder with joy and sorrow, it is simultaneously both the most accurate to the book and the only adaptation that I have found that took me back to my own childhood, and the things I felt… Continue reading Movie Review: Anne of Green Gables (PBS, 2016)

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TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

When adults speak of Anne of Green Gables today, this is probably the most common adaptation that comes to mind. Clocking in at over 3 hours total, this adaptation takes on the entire first book. In stark contrast to the 2017 version reviewed last week, this is a textbook comfort show. It goes out of… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne of Green Gables miniseries (CBC, 1985)

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TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1

The first season of this new adaptation of the childhood classic Anne of Green Gables is nothing if not a new and original interpretation of a classic. The basic story remains entirely intact. Anne Shirley and all the rest of the cast are unmistakable. This season covers less than half of the original book, clearly… Continue reading TV Show Review: Anne with an E (2017), Season 1