Anne of Manhattan by Brina Starler

Coming back today with another classic modern re-telling!

Thank you William Morrow Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: After an idyllic girlhood in Avonlea, Long Island, Anne has packed up her trunk, said goodbye to her foster parents, Marilla and Matthew, and moved to the isle of Manhattan for grad school. Together with her best friend, Diana Barry, she’s ready to take on the world and find her voice as a writer.When her long-time archrival Gilbert Blythe shows up at Redmond College for their final year, Anne gets the shock of her life. Gil has been in California for the last five years—since he kissed her during a beach bonfire, and she ghosted him. Now the handsome brunette is flashing his dimples at her like he hasn’t a care in the world and she isn’t buying it. Paired with the same professor for their thesis, the two former competitors come to a grudging peace that turns into something so much deeper…and sexier than either intended. But when Gil seemingly betrays her to get ahead, Anne realizes she was right all along—she should never have trusted Gilbert Blythe. While Gil must prove to Anne that they’re meant to be together, she must come to terms with her old fears if she wants a happily-ever-after with the boy she’s always (secretly) loved.

Are you an Anne of Green Gables fan? I have a feeling those that really love the classic may not be a fan of this one. Anne in the original novel is very innocent and down to earth. In this novel, she’s more hardworking and found in a more romantic relationship. The writing is really well done. It’s a fun summer read nonetheless!

4/5 Stars

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