It's the summer of 1915, and Anne returns to Avonlea for the first time since Marilla's death. Greeted by her life long "bosom friend", Diana Barry Wright,---- now wealthy from an inheritance left for her by her Aunt Josphine, the two make their way to Green Gables farm to find it rented and in disrepair. Meanwhile, the Great War (W.W. I) is blossoming in Europe, and many of Anne's former classmates have elisted to serve. Gilbert returns to the Island later in the summer, and the two decide to move to New York so Gilbert can persue his medical career, and Anne, her writing ambitions. With Avonlea embedded in their souls however, the two return--- Gilbert having bought Green Gables farm, and Anne accepts Gilbert's hand in marriage to the onset of his enlistment to serve and aid in The Great War. Over the next couple of years, the War takes it's toll on the Island's wives. Many men have been lost, and missing in action is Gilbert. Anne leaves Canada and ventures to Europe to find Gilbert, and along the way, finds Jack Garrison (her former New York writing partner), Dominick, Jack's infant son, and Fred Barry (Diana's husband).... who has been critically injured in the attacks. Throughout her search for Gilbert, Anne cares for Fred, and watches over Dominick, while staying in an apartment owned by Jack... who reports secretly the going's on of the war the the U.S. press. Anne promises to care for Jack's son Dominick, should anything happen to him, and as the War is about to end, Anne finds Gilbert. On a train enroute out of Germany, Jack is shot to death, and Anne details the promise she had made to Jack to Gilbert. The two return to Avonlea in the fall of 1919, and having adopted Dominick, who arrives on a train as Anne had done as a young girl, they decide to start a new life in a neighboring community where Gilbert sets up medical practice--- allowing Diana and Fred, now an amputee, to live permanently at Green Gables.