Yea, as you can tell, Rilla of Ingleside is my favourite of the 8 books. I think it's because I'm a hopeless romantic, and the idea of Rilla finding love and being an offspring of one my favourite literary heros just make it better. My other favourite book is the third one -- Anne of the Islands (i think) where Gilbert and Anne realize they loved each other.I agree, why did they change it when they stuck so closely to most of the movie?
I've only read the first 6 books and was wondering about 7, and 8. It appears you enjoy #8.
Alanna you should see the movies. They are very good, and Megan Fallows is amazing as Anne. There are 8 books in all. It sounds like you ended with #5 with Anne's House of Dreams. They chronicle her, Gilbert and their children in #6 Anne of Ingleside. I have never read these but #7 is Rainbow Valley and #8 is Rilla of Ingleside.