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Four sisters face new beginnings in this heartfelt modern take on Little Women by New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra.
Amy March is more like her older sister Jo than she’d like to admit. An up-and-coming designer in New York’s competitive fashion industry, ambitious Amy is determined to get out of her sisters’ shadows and keep her distance from their North Carolina hometown. But when Jo’s wedding forces Amy home, she must face what she really wants…and confront the One Big Mistake that could upend her life and forever change her relationship with Jo.
Gentle, unassuming Beth grew up as the good girl of the family. A talented singer-songwriter, she’s overcome her painful anxiety to tour with country superstar Colt Henderson. But life on the road has taken its toll on her health and their relationship. Maybe a break to attend her sister’s wedding will get her out of her funk. But Beth realizes that what she’s looking for and what she needs are two very different things.…
With the March women reunited, this time with growing careers and families, they must once again learn to lean on one another as they juggle the changes coming their way.
Kantra (Meg and Jo) continues her delightful 21st-century retelling of Little Women, set in Bunyan, N.C., with characters that hew closely to the versions that inspired them. Meg is the perfect mother to two children; Jo is a bestselling author about to marry a chef; Beth is a budding country star with an eating disorder; Amy is an accessories designer; family friend Trey (inspired by Alcott's Laurie) owns a luxury car dealership; and the March women's father, a Civil War soldier in Alcott's novel, served in Iraq. All reunite for Jo's wedding, where Amy reflects on the time she'd had sex with Trey three years earlier in Paris, during which Trey had called Amy "Jo," and on how Jo later broke his heart. Kantra believably heightens the tension around Amy's regret over violating the "Sisters' Code" tinged with a renewed desire for Trey at Jo's wedding. This material, as well as an exploration of s Beth's anorexia, are mined for maximum emotional effect. For the most part, things proceed apace with Alcott's novel, with an equally satisfying happy ending. Kantra's compulsively readable update will attract a whole new group of readers, as well as satisfy Alcott devotees.