Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Review for Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

Meg and Jo by  Virginia Kantra 

Publication: December 3rd 2019 by Berkley
The timeless classic Little Women inspired this heartwarming modern tale of four sisters from New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra.

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 crashing down, leaving her struggling to stay afloat in a gig economy as a prep cook and secret food blogger.

Meg appears to have the life she always planned—the handsome husband, the adorable toddlers, the house in a charming subdivision. But sometimes getting everything you’ve ever wanted isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

When their mother’s illness forces the sisters home to North Carolina for the holidays, they’ll rediscover what really matters.

One thing’s for sure—they’ll need the strength of family and the power of sisterhood to remake their lives and reimagine their dreams. 

My Thoughts…

Little Women is the book that started my love of reading.   My Mema and Bepa gave me a copy and I read it until it was falling apart.    Meg and Jo is the contemporary retelling of Little Women.    I could not pass on this book.

Jo was always my favorite.   She is the oldest, in charge, and her daddy’s girl.     She is still my favorite.   I love her spunk, her going into the unknown, and how she grew up to be strong woman.   Yes, she comes home after a tough situation and she struggles to not let it get her down.    She grows while she is home into a stronger, open hearted, and willing to accept help person all while finding happiness that she didn’t know she was craving.

Meg, oh Meg.  You are so reliable.  She takes on the world, does everything for everyone, and doesn’t accept any help from anyone.    As the story goes on we see her struggle to keep up with her day to day life while adding more and more to it as the rest of the family needs help.    I love when she realizes that accepting help doesn’t mean she is less of a mom or a wife or a sister.    She becomes a complete and wonderful woman as the story goes on.   

If you are a Little Women fan, you have to read this book.   I am so excited to read Amy and Beth’s story.  

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