After an idyllic girlhood in Avonlea, Long Island, Anne has moved to Manhattan for grad school. When her archrival Gilbert Blythe shows up at Redmond College, Anne gets the shock of her life. Gil has been in California for the last five years. Now the handsome brunette is flashing his dimples at her like he hasn't a care in the world. Paired with the same professor for their thesis, the two come to a grudging peace that turns into something much deeper. But when Gil seemingly betrays her, Anne realizes she should never have trusted Gilbert Blythe. She must come to terms with her old fears if she wants a happily-ever-after with the boy she's always (secretly) loved.