Anne of Windy Poplars

by L. M. Montgomery
Series: Anne of Green Gables #4
288 pages, Romance
Reviewed by Jeanne

Excellent read; funny and sweet.


After leaving Redmond College, Anne goes to Summerside to teach for three years before her marriage. There she boards with the two widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty and their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew. Besides the challenge of grading papers, Anne faces the terrors of matchmaking, the ill will of the Pringle families, and her longing for home.


Anne convinces a girl to elope without her father's consent. Otherwise, there is the understanding of good and bad throughout.

Spiritual Content

A few mentions of churches and God, but nothing much. This book does not have the irreverence to God displayed in some of the other Anne of Green Gables books.



Drug and Alcohol Content


Sexual Content

Anne is said to write love letters to Gilbert, which are always omitted. She mentions being kissed on the neck.

Crude or Profane Language or Content



"Anne of the Windy Poplars" is one of the funniest of the Anne series. It is always clean and the romance sweet. Love is a value clearly shown, bringing the story close to the hearts of young women.

Best for children aged ten and up.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 11-12

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Average rating: 2 stars
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