“Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter, and Me


A charming and heartwarming true story for anyone who has ever longed for a place to belong. “Anne of Green Gables,” My Daughter, and Me is a witty romp through the classic novel; a visit to the magical shores of Prince Edward Island; and a poignant personal tale of love, faith, and loss.

And it all started with a simple question: “What’s an orphan?” The words from my adopted daughter, Phoebe, during a bedtime reading of Anne of Green Gables stopped me in my tracks. How could I, who grew up not knowing my own birth parents, answer Phoebe’s question when I had wrestled all my life with feeling orphaned—and learned that not every story has a happy ending?

This book speaks to the woman who’s been abandoned, broken-up with; maybe she’s been cast-off or snubbed by friends. We’ve all felt bereft, left behind and left–there’s an orphan in us all.  

We’ve all felt like we’re not enough

This book will answer the question, “How can I feel grace in the midst of feeling like a castaway?”

“Well done, Lorilee!”

Lorilee writes with both lightness and depth, and I found myself completely taken by all three stories — hers, Phoebe’s , Anne’s. The beauty of her storytelling and he tenderness of the events she describes make a thoroughly rich reading experience.
Shauna Niequist
Author of Bread & Wine and Savor

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Hi, I’m Lorilee!

I’m the author of more than a dozen books, including A Is for Atticus: Baby Names from Great Books, Money Secrets of the Amish (an Audie Awards finalist, which I wrote and narrated), and the New York Times bestseller Through the Storm with Lynne Spears.   I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with my husband, Doyle, and our three children: Jonah, Ezra, and Phoebe.