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.


About Patty B

My life centers around my faith in God and my family.
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32 Responses to The Little Women Letters

  1. Auntie Em says:

    I’ve never read Little Women– not sure how that happened! I need to read them both now.


  2. Well I loved reading Little Women when I was much younger…..maybe I need to refresh my memory…but would love to read this one, too! Thanks!


  3. Terry says:

    I thought the book was great!


  4. Bernice says:

    I loved Little Women and liked Jo since she was so independent. Thanks for letting us know about this book.


  5. Sheryl says:

    Sounds like a book that I’d enjoy. I’ll have to look for it the next time I go to the library.


  6. You’ve written a terrific review. The novel is now in my Amazon cart. It sounds like a book I want to pass on to my best friend from first grade.


  7. GodGirl says:

    Sounds good! I hadn’t heard of the book before.


  8. 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.


  9. You have me intrigued Patty. I definitely want to add this to the list!


  10. DoingDewey says:

    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 🙂


  11. I love Little Women and identified with Jo too! I shall find this new one now after your excellent review. 🙂


  12. Jo was my role model; I must have read LITTLE WOMEN 3-4 times, and I read JO’S BOYS, too.
    Thanks for this recommendation; I’ve put THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS on my list.


    • Patty B says:

      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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