1869, Concord, Massachusetts: After the publication of her first novel, Jo March is shocked to discover her book of scribbles has become a bestseller, and her publisher and fans demand a sequel. While pressured into coming up with a story, she goes to New York with her dear friend Laurie for a week of inspiration — museums, operas, and even a once-in-a-lifetime reading by Charles Dickens himself!
But Laurie has romance on his mind, and despite her growing feelings, Jo's desire to remain independent leads her to turn down his heartfelt marriage proposal and sends the poor boy off to college heartbroken. When Laurie returns to Concord with a sophisticated new girlfriend, will Jo finally communicate her true heart's desire or lose the love of her life forever? Bestselling authors Margaret Stohl and Melissa de la Cruz bring us a romantic retelling of Little Women.
"Eventually, Jo must balance commercial callings, reality, and fiction as the siblings’ real lives (and shifting relationships with Laurie, the steadfast boy next door) overlap and diverge from Jo’s imaginings. The authors carefully mimic the setting and dialogue style of Alcott’s works, making their care for the characters apparent. Inspired by the original novel’s events and further structured around Alcott’s history and letters, de la Cruz and Stohl’s novel is a playful addition to the world of Little Women, providing readers with a richly imagined look at grief, creativity, and authorship that infuses the beloved characters with new life." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Author||Margaret Stohl, Melissa de la Cruz|
|Publication Date||Jun 2, 2020|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers|