The Little Women Letters

 The Little Women Letters by Garbielle Donnelly

The sub-title reads, ” A new generation of sisters”.  As I read the book I could almost see Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy in today’s world.  But instead it is the story of Jo’s granddaughters, Emma, Sophie and Lulu ~ a new generation of sisters.

Lulu finds a collection of letters written by her great – great grandmother Josephine March.  As Lulu sisters find romance and a career, Lulu seems to be heading nowhere.  As she reads Jo’s letters she is drawn to the past as she discovers what her future may be.

Although I am the youngest in my family, I felt drawn to Lulu, like I have always been drawn to Jo.  Is it because I too have always been restless moving from one thing to another, not quite knowing where I fit in?  The more I read I saw Jo in Lulu and I saw both Jo and Lulu in my own life.  Lulu found “solace and guidance” from  Jo’s letters and I found encouragement  from Lulu and strength from Jo’s life from remembering her life in “Little Women”.  Just as Lulu will find her place in her life, I am learning to rebuild my life and finding new purpose for my own life.

If you enjoyed Little Women you will enjoy this book.  It is a good summer book, something to relax with on a warm summer day as you allow it to transform you back into the lives of the March family.

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32 thoughts on “The Little Women Letters

  1. Thanks for this. I think I’ll read Little Women again this summer. It’s been a while since I read it. And I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling encouraged and moving forward.

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    1. Thank you – God has filled my heart with His peace. I hope you enjoy the book, please report back I would be interesting to hear how you liked it. It is amazing how we can all read the same book and get something different out of it.

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  2. I had no idea that someone had written a sequel to Little Women. How fun! I read the original a long time ago, but sometime perhaps I’ll give it a re-read and follow up with this book 🙂

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    1. Jo’s Boys are on my list. I remember reading Little Men when I was a child and wonder if it is based on that book. I must have been around 12 – I can’t remember what I did yesterday let alone….ummm…a few years ago! 😉

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