Articles, Interviews, and Reviews

The following is the ongoing media coverage (interviews, articles, and reviews) for The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits (Barbour Books) by Rachel Dodge.

Media: For a Media Kit, images, and endorsements, please click here.

Literary Representation: Rachel Dodge is represented by Janet Grant, President & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency.

Media Inquiries: To book Rachel for an interview or article, please contact Jeane Burgess, Wynn-Wynn Media, LLC: jeane at wynnwynnmedia dot com. For immediate questions, please Contact Rachel.


Media Interviews with Rachel Dodge

  • You Brew You Podcast:
    Episode 66: A kindred spirit visit w/ Rachel Dodge
    Today we visit with my new friend and a “kindred spirit” for sure, Rachel Dodge. Her new book “The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits” hits stores in early November and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Our season “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” has us dreaming of Prince Edward Island, for sure.
  • Isle of Misfits podcast (coming soon)
  • Radio Interviews (coming)

Articles by Rachel Dodge


Book Reviews for The Anne of Green Gables Devotional


Endorsements for The Anne of Green Gables Devotional

“Rachel Dodge’s devotional is not only a chapter-by-chapter companion to Anne of Green Gables but also a day-by-day companion to the modern reader seeking encouragement, enlightenment, and holy scope for the imagination. An absolute joy to be immersed in the deep, abiding roots of kindred spirit living.
—Sarah McCoy, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables

“Rejection, disappointment, loneliness–ways to cope with these and many other of life’s challenges are highlighted in this book of devotionals drawn from L. M. Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables. ‘Rich spiritual themes and truths’ found in each of the thirty-eight chapters inspire and encourage us to find joy, beauty, and serenity in our own lives. A valuable addition to Anne collections everywhere.
—Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury, Anne of Green Gables: The Original Manuscript, etc.

“This book is a treasure. I loved it! Rachel took some of our favorite moments in the classic Anne stories and infused them with deeper insights by pairing them with Scripture. If this charmer of a devotion were a dress, it would have puff sleeves. The puffiest.
—Robin Jones Gunn, author of the Haven Maker series and Christy Miller series

“The Anne of Green Gables Devotional is a delight from cover to cover! Rachel Dodge has filled its pages with beautifully-crafted reflections and prayers inspired by the beloved novel. This is a stirring, timely devotional for all of us who seek to belong and yearn for our loving, forever home.
—Julie Klassen, author of the Tales From Ivy Hill series

“The Anne of Green Gables Devotional paints vividly on the canvas for us the subtle themes of faith, chapter-by-chapter, that are sprinkled throughout the beloved story of Anne Shirley. Kindred spirits, this is the Scripture-based introspective book we’ve all been missing from our Anne collections and need to immediately add to our bookshelves!
—Jen Smith, book collector, photographer, and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)

“What a gift to Anne fans! Our favorite literary heroine has much to teach us about love and acceptance, and Rachel Dodge does a beautiful job unwrapping the complexities of Anne’s story within the context of the greatest adoption story of all–showing us how we too can be transformed by the gift of true belonging.”
—Jenny Williams, artist and owner of Carrot Top Paper Shop

In this soul-rejuvenating book, Rachel Dodge takes these gleaming treasures out one by one and hands them to her readers. From our favorite characters–Matthew, Marilla, Anne, Diana, and Gilbert–and stories, we learn about God’s boundless, healing love and utter acceptance of us as His beloved daughters. We understand in a new way that even though it may feel as though our life is ‘a perfect graveyard of buried hopes, ‘ God is always working, redeeming, and rescuing us at every bend in the road.”
—Lorilee Craker, author of Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging and the Orphan in Us All

Rachel Dodge brought ‘Anne with an e’ back to life for me in this delightful companion devotional. It had me longing to experience the much-loved classic again, this time with her book sitting beside it. Heartwarming and truly inspired, a must-read for anyone who’s ever felt rejected–that’s all of us.”
—Wendi Lou Lee, author of A Prairie Devotional: Inspired by the Beloved TV Series

Rachel’s book is a delightful must-read for lovers of Anne of Green Gables. She teases out the themes of God woven throughout Anne’s story, revealing God’s truth chapter-by-chapter with scripture, reflection, and a daily challenge to put what we’ve learned into practice. This book is perfect for any age, including the young lady in your life who is meeting Anne for the first time. It is the perfect companion to a beloved book and is a wonderful gift for yourself and others!”
—Julie Fisk, co-author of The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional and The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional


Book Reviews for Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen


Endorsements for Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen

“This is the devotional I didn’t know I was missing. Dodge connects stories from Austen’s life and the pages of her novels to her prayers and Scripture in fresh and insightful ways. An inspiring and illuminating look at the life and faith of a beloved author.”

—Anne Bogel, author, I’d Rather Be Reading: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Reading Life

Praying with Jane offers a fresh look at a familiar life. Ms. Dodge delivers a perfect blend of history and biography, revealing the true heart of Jane Austen through her handwritten prayers. Your own prayer life will be challenged and deepened as you daily study God’s Word along with Jane.”

—Laura Boyle, Austentation: Regency Accessories

“Practical, edifying, and informative, this guide will appeal to Janeites, scholars, and spiritual directors alike. Its pages are full of fascinating biographical details from Jane Austen’s life interwoven with the powerful words of her prayers and the beauty, truth, and goodness of Scripture.”

—Dr. Natasha Duquette, professor of English and author, Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation

Praying with Jane is full of rich insights into the faith of one of our greatest English writers. It offers a window into her life and writings, as well as being a source of spiritual nourishment!”

—Terry Glaspey, author, The Prayers of Jane Austen and 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know

“In Praying with Jane, Dodge provides the reader with a way to examine the spiritual life of Jane Austen. The line-by-line encounter of each prayer makes Austen’s prayers personal and relevant.”

—Amanda Jacobs, composer/playwright and artist educator

“Rachel Dodge reminds us that the real Jane Austen prayed daily, attended services, and read the Bible and sermons for enlightenment and amendment of life. Excerpts from Austen’s novels and letters are thoughtfully interwoven with Jane’s own prayers and Dodge’s meditations on the biblical texts Austen knew well in this inspiring month of devotions.”

—Theresa M. Kenney, associate professor of English, University of Dallas

“Rachel Dodge draws rich meaning and practical application for modern readers from Jane Austen’s beautifully written prayers. Includes compelling accounts of Jane’s life and inspiring, heartfelt prayers to make your own. Praying with Jane is a wonderful devotional for anyone, and a perfect gift for an Austen fan. Highly recommended.”

—Julie Klassen, bestselling author, Tales from Ivy Hill

Praying with Jane is a jewel! The author skillfully entwines Jane Austen’s moving prayers with timeless Scriptures, wise insights, and delightful examples from Austen’s novels. Enchanting gems from Jane’s personal life only enhance these rich devotionals. This book is truly a treasure—the perfect gift for Austen fans and beyond!”

—Judy Gordon Morrow, author, The Listening Heart: Hearing God in Prayer

“Rachel Dodge is not only a gifted writer, but through her thorough exploration of Jane Austen’s surviving three prayers has given us a new insight into my favorite author’s faith and how it guided her life and work. I will be purchasing this book for several close members of my family, who will cherish it as much as I do.”

Victoire [KH1] Gerkens Sanborn, creator, Jane Austen’s World blog and literacy specialist

Praying with Jane is for anyone who wants to model Jane Austen in her commitment to the Lord. Rachel Dodge has woven together a compelling combination of Austen’s prayers, her novels, her life experiences, and Scripture to create an engaging experience readers will find hard to put down.”

—Debra White Smith, author/speaker, The Wesleyan Woman

“Whether you’re familiar with Jane Austen or not, you’ll be blessed by this intimate look at her prayers. Praying with Jane drew me closer to Jesus—thank you, Rachel Dodge!”

—Joanna Weaver, author, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life

“This spiritual guide draws its inspiration from Jane Austen’s life and work as a committed Christian to lovely effect.”

—Laura Mooneyham White, John E. Weaver Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln