Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Review: Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra

Meg and Jo
by Virginia Kantra

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 400
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.

Kritters Thoughts:  Have you ever wondered how the March sisters from Little Women would be in our current day?  This book answers that question, but with the addition of great little nods to the original work.  

Focusing on the two older March sisters, Meg and Jo, they take turns narrating the book as they deal with many of the ups and downs that a family goes through.  Meg is the oldest and has always been the reliable one that stayed close to home and is raising a family while also being the one to pick up the pieces.  Jo is in NYC and trying to write while also work in a kitchen and life isn't what she expected it to be.  

I completely adored this book.  I loved how easily this book felt in the current time, but the little things that easily transferred from the original work were just neatly put in this book.  I don't want to spoil these moments for other readers, but this book made me want to go re read the original just to see if I had missed any of the easter eggs.

I may go read it soon because there will be another book on the way that focuses on Beth and Amy and I can't wait to see where the book goes with those two.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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