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ARC Review: Meg and Jo

From the publisher:

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.

Reading this take on Little Women was so fun. This story centers more on the older two sisters (as the title implies), but all the characters you’ll want in a retelling make an appearance. It’s not a spoiler to tell you there will be a second book centering on Amy and Beth.
Now, if you somehow skipped reading Little Women, that doesn’t matter, this stands alone as a modern-day Romance novel. If you did read the original, I think you’ll love the modernization of the March Family.
I enjoyed the alternating chapter viewpoints, and overall it was like a doughnut for my brain. I’d call it a beach read, only you can’t buy it till December, so maybe a Christmas Break read whether you are on a beach or not.

By Jenny Naughton

JENNY NAUGHTON and her husband share their 1930's era Chicago home with four sons and a daughter. A voracious reader, Jen reviews books before their release for dozens of publishers on her page: Windy City Reader. Jen also blogs (on WordPress!) about classical, mostly secular, home education at Good Enough Homeschool.
In her spare time, she runs an online book club for teens and helps other home educating family match their kids with the perfect book for them.
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