Like Anne of Green Gables, many story concepts and characters used in the series Road to Avonlea were based upon the works of L.M. Montgomery. But many of these stories were more than mere fiction and were closer to the author’s heart than some readers may know.
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Though the town of Avonlea and its surroundings are considered to be idyllic, peaceful and safe, not everything that happens to its inhabitants can be described in the same way. In An Avonlea Christmas the series dives into the great upheaval of the First World War.
August 25, 2010/ By
Almost 101 years ago to the day, L.M. Montgomery was enjoying her honeymoon as she travelled around England and Scotland with her husband, discovering some of the most historical literary spots that England has to offer. Based on the delightful way she reflects on these visits, it seems they comprised some of her most favourite moments from that summer.
July 16, 2010/ By
There has been a great deal of discussion about the connection between Lucy Maud Montgomery and her famous heroine, Anne Shirley. Similarities in the details of their lives and character traits add a great deal of interest when one reads the novel or indulges in Montgomery’s journals.
May 20, 2010/ By
Gus Pike is one of the most unique characters on Road to Avonlea because of his refusal to live an ordinary life. There were moments when he gave up his dreams in order to conform to island life and further his chances of building a steady relationship with Felicity. But when he is confronted with choosing a career at the White Sands Hotel or experiencing more adventures as a sailor, we see what a deep pull the sea has on Gus.
May 19, 2010/ By
Felicity King faces a life-altering decision when she is torn between marrying the man she loves, Gus Pike, or furthering her career in medicine. In Season 5’s episode “Otherwise Engaged”, we see that either path Felicity takes will force her to make a huge sacrifice. And hers is a dilemma that many women face today.