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Virginia Kantra

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New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of thirty books of women's fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

Meg and Jo , a contemporary novel inspired by the classic story Little Women, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and was a People Magazine pick.

Beth and Amy (May 25, 2021) "continues her delightful 21st-century retelling of Little Women...Kantra’s compulsively readable update will attract a whole new group of readers, as well as satisfy Alcott devotees."—Publishers Weekly

Her stories have earned numerous awards including two Romance Writers of America's RITA (R) Awards, ten RITA nominations, and two National Readers' Choice Awa
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Virginia Kantra Oh, I'm so glad! Writing Beth & Amy now - my publisher hopes to bring it out this year. I'll be sure to post as soon as we have a release date.
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Oh, I'm so glad! Writing Beth & Amy now - my publisher hopes to bring it out this year. I'll be sure to post as soon as we have a release date.
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Virginia Kantra Thank you! Great question.

Little Women (subtitle actually "Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy") was originally published in two volumes set 3 years apart. My modern…more
Thank you! Great question.

Little Women (subtitle actually "Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy") was originally published in two volumes set 3 years apart. My modern reimagining, the March Sisters, is also written in two books, with the action in Beth & Amy picking up about 3 years after the story in Meg & Jo. Otherwise the story would be about 800 pages long. :)

The series is all about figuring out what you want to do to live your best life--which most of us are doing in our 20s and early 30s. So some of dividing the story up the way I did was just that Meg and Jo, being a little older, figure it out before Beth and Amy.

There's a natural bond in the books with Meg "petting" Amy and Jo championing Beth. But there are also a lot of temperamental similarities between traditional, nurturing Meg and quiet, self-sacrificing Beth and between ambitious writer/artists Jo and Amy. The younger sisters are in some ways shadows of the older ones.

In Beth & Amy, I wanted to bring the younger sisters out of the shadows and into the spotlight. (less)
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“Sweet Mother in Heaven, please don't let me be dreaming." He raised his hand, stopping Rachel's interruption before she could get it properly started. "Or if this is a dream," he continued, "then don't let me wake up. Amen.”
Virginia Kantra, The Temptation of Sean MacNeill

“Each of us must use the gifts that we have, in the time that we have, in the place that we are. You taught me that. No more is required of us. And no less.”
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Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them.

btw, I love your titles.


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Terri Have a great week Virginia


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Anna Hi Virginia, Thanks for adding me. :)
~Anna


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Heidi Virginia! So great so see you over here, darlin'! I already know how great YOUR books are; now I get to see what you're reading & what you think of others. :-D

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