Rilla of Ingleside is the final book in the Anne of Green Gables series, but was the sixth of the eight "Anne" novels. This book draws the focus back onto a single character, Anne and Gilbert's youngest daughter Bertha Marilla "Rilla" Blythe. It has a more serious tone, as it takes place during World War I and the three Blythe boys - Jem, Walter, and Shirley- along with Rilla's sweetheart Ken Ford, and playmates Jerry Meredith and Carl Meredith - end up fighting in Europe.
Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1874. She had her first poem published at the age of 15 and after completing college she worked for a short time as a journalist before becoming a teacher.
In 1908 Anne of Green Gables was published to huge acclaim with Anne of Avonlea coming soon after. Many successful novels follwed but by late 1930s, due to personal troubles, illness and depression, she stopped writing.
Lucy Maud Montgomery died in 1942 and was buried on her beloved Prince Edward Island.