Summary of Rilla of Ingleside
In Rilla of Ingleside, L.M. Montgomery shares another story from Ingleside. Anne’s children are grown up, except for Rilla, who is almost fifteen. Rilla can’t wait for the next few years of her life. She imagines fun, carefree times spent with friends. Especially Kenneth Ford, if only he would notice her.
But tragedy strikes when World War 1 breaks out. Everyone’s life is turned upside down. Rilla’s brothers and friends go off to war, and she brings home a baby who has no one to care for him. Through the four long years of war, we watch as Rilla grows in strength, courage and compassion.
My thoughts on Rilla of Ingleside
I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, funny and touching, all in one. I loved the way Rilla grew throughout the story, from a young teen to a strong, gracious lady. Yet, she remained the same Rilla.
Susan is such a character! Her personality adds humor and insight to the story. I laughed out loud when, late in the book, she receives a marriage proposal and chases the man out of the house with a pot!
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction. Rilla of Ingleside is part of a series, but you could definitely read it without reading the other books first.