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Road to Avonlea: A Classic Family Saga

Updated on November 14, 2014

A scene that sets the scene for the television series

Season 2 Intertitle
Season 2 Intertitle | Source

Road to Avonlea is a family saga - I love family sagas! The story is set on Prince Edward Island, in eastern Canada, in about 1910. It was a long-running television series over seven seasons.

Some of the 91 episodes of this television series are now independent books by different authors - perhaps 30 or more. Can you imagine that? I have a wiki set up so others can write stories of my "The Homeplace Saga" series of historical fiction family saga stories. Since I write family saga stories myself, this particular presentation was especially appealing to me. In addition, many of the others are set in the nineteenth century outside of the American continent. Some of my friend recommended that I would like this series, and they were correct. I strongly recommend this story.

At the heart of the original story, her wealthy father sent his Montreal heiress daughter to live with her two maiden aunts, after her mother died. There she would living near her late mother's family, the King family. Through the years, as the family saga continues, we see more of her relationships with other family members. In later stories of the series, other residents of the town of Avonlea and their interactions with Sara and her family are featured.

I have read that the television series won 4 Emmys for 16 Emmy Nominations among many other industry awards. See below for DVDs of some of the individual seasons. That is how I'm going to start watching this vintage family saga, again. I hope you do too! ;-)

Road to Avonlea: Season 1
Road to Avonlea: Season 1

A great way to start, to see if you want to view the other seasons - I suspect you will!

 

Sarah Polly starred in the television series in the early 1990s

Sarah Polley in 2011
Sarah Polley in 2011 | Source

Do you like video trailers?

Here is an episode you will enjoy from season 6. Order season 6 below.

Aerial Shot of set of Avonlea
Aerial Shot of set of Avonlea

A later view of how the series progresses... ;-)

Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada, is where the set for the television series was constructed. The author moved here in later years, from Prince Edward Island.

Have you seen any of the Road To Avonlea television series?

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I'd love to read your comments and feedback on this family saga! ;-)

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      MarcellaCarlton 

      4 years ago

      This sounds like something i would really enjoy. I haven't seen any of the series, yet. Sounds heavenly.

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      Deborah Carr 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I didn't know about this, but it sounds interesting!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love this series!

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      William Leverne Smith 

      5 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Diana Wenzel: Yes, I love the wiki. Hope you enjoy the stories. Here is an essay a recently wrote about the start of the series... https://hubpages.com/literature/Family-stories-fro...

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      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      Sounds like a series I would enjoy. Thank you for introducing me. How did you get interested in writing family sagas? Aren't Wikis great? I used them when I was teaching at the university (with my doctoral students).

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