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.