Meg and Jo
The March sisters—reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish Amy, and shy Beth—have grown up to pursue their separate dreams. When Jo followed her ambitions to New York City, she never thought her career in journalism would come crashin ...more
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Pub date: May 25, 2021.
I'll post a cover as soon as I…moreUPDATE! Line edits are done. I'm so excited for this story, and I hope you all will like it, too.
Pub date: May 25, 2021.
I'll post a cover as soon as I can.
I'm still writing Beth & Amy's story, but my publisher is hoping to get it out this year. I'll be sure to post as soon as we have a firm on sale date. Thanks for asking!
Amy's chapter…moreHi, Hilary, (SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD! Except it's in the excerpt from Beth & Amy in the back of Meg and Jo, so it's not too big a surprise.)
Amy's chapter begins, "It's always a mistake to sleep with a man who's in love with your sister. Even in Paris. Even if they'd broken up again--for good this time, he said. Even though I'd been in love with him since I was eleven years old."
So figuring out what she wants and can have (and come clean to her sisters) is a big part of her story.
Thanks for asking!
That was the worst decision I’ve made to decide reading retelling of my all-time favorite story which means so much to me. It won’t be wrong if I admit I was raised by reading “Little Women” because first time I have gotten my hands on this precious, marvelous, heart-warming classic I was only 9! And of course I watched its ...more
Virginia Kantra has reimagined Little Women and brought it to life with a modern day spin that I was so excited about as a fan of the original book. She found a way to remain true to the spirit of the classic revolving around family while making the characters modern and a bit more relatable to newer audiences. I mean Jo is a blogger - I loved that!!!
The traditional gender roles were still very much front & center and w ...more
My Feel Good Book of the Year!
Growing up, “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott, was one of my favorite novels. I always imagined that I was Jo. Bookish, stubborn, smart, fiery Jo. Oh How I loved her!
As soon as I heard about “Meg and Jo” the contemporary retelling by Virginia Kantra, I knew that I had to read it. “Meg and Jo” is the story of the eldest March siblings, though Beth and Amy also appear. The story takes place in both North Carolina and New York City, in the 21st Cent ...more
The March sisters we all know and love are here. Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth. Jo heads off to New York to study journalism, but her career takes a nosedive.
Meg is taking the “safe” route with the life she has always planned and dreamed of- as a wife and mother. She has it all, and she knows it, but somehow she still feels lacking?
Their mother falls ill and all the sisters return home to North Ca ...more
I saw a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I went into with lower expectations, but I really ended up loving it! Meg and Jo is a modern retelling of 'Little Women' and it's told from the perspective of (you guessed it...) Meg and Jo.
Jo is living in NYC and working in a kitchen and blogging as a food blogger. Writing is her passion, but being in a renowned kitchen makes her writing better. That is, until she falls for the chef she works for. Things get complicated from there... ...more
Full disclosure, I read Little Women a very long time ago and honestly don't remember much about it, but that didn't stop me from loving Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra!
I listened to the majority of the book on audio and I really loved the narrators. I ended up listening at 1.75 speed which was apparently perfect, and their voices were still very understandable. The narrators were both amazing, but I especially love the voices Meg's narrator did for her twins. I would gladly listen ...more
By the end, I was really enjoying this one! When I started it, I was struggling because I had just watched the new "Little Women" movie and I had that in my head for these characters. Once I got more into this storyline and the movie faded, I was able to enjoy this book.
Now the family farm is in in North Carolina and Jo is a food blogger living in New York City. She’s working in the kitchen at a restaurant. Meg has the life she’s always dreamed of with a husband an ...more
i'm not a huge, superfan of Little Women but i adored the new movie and in the classic, i loved reading about the sweet precious relationships between the sisters (though i was very much disappointed with how jo's story ended)
so when i saw the audiobook for this available in my library i was like, modern take on little women........👀
list of thoughts
- the character profiles ...more
Told from the alternating points of view of Meg and Jo. They live completely different lives, but both women want to be there for their family. A modern tale of family, life, romance, wo ...more
The story is told in two Point of Views between Meg and Jo. This time, the March sisters are all grown up and pursuing their separate dreams and aspirations. Jo ends up in New York City, a struggling journalist who is now trying her best to survive living in the city by working in a restaurant and at the same time secretl ...more
Inspired by the classic "Little Women", a modern take on the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. This story focuses on Meg and Jo, with a future novel featuring Beth and Amy.
Meg is happily married to John with adorable two year old twins. Always reliable Meg feels she has to "do it all", rarely asking for the help of others. While she enjoys being a stay at home mom, she still occasionally yearns f ...more
Meg and Jo is the title, but also the focus on the oldest two March sisters who alternate the narration every other chapter tho ...more
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.
While loving Little Women isn't necessarily a personality trait, you can't tell me that. My love of this classic knows no bounds. The older I get, the more fond of it I grow. I am very protective of it, but I am also also intrigued by retellings of the story of the ...more
I love Little Women. All of the movie versions are amazing. I have so many good memories regarding this story, and I knew I was going to have to read this book as soon as it was shown to me in the library app.
This is modern retelling. Jo is a food blogger and Meg is a stay at home mom. Their parents are still married. Their dad works as a minister with veterans and he’s gone all of the time. Their mom gets sick, and Meg is ...more
I'm giving this four stars because I love Kantra's writing style so much and for the parts of the book that resonated so deeply. Tackling a much beloved classic is never easy. You are not going to be able to please everyone who loves the original. There were some things I loved about this. Some things that were just fine. And a couple things I didn't like at all. The things I'm not crazy about though are more of a concern for the next book and didn't stop my liking this one.
What I Loved:
So ev ...more
I didn’t really go into it with any expectations, as I appreciate changes to storylines to show what one would i ...more
Confession: I ...more
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 ...more