Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the release of Meg & Jo by Virginia Kantra! Thank you to Berkley Publishing for the invitation! Stay tuned for information on how to win a copy at the bottom of this post!

About the Book:

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:

Ooh la la! A contemporary retelling of Little Women, one of my favorite childhood classics, had me all in!

The March sisters we all know and love are here. Meg, Jo, Amy, and Beth. Jo heads off to New York to study journalism, but her career takes a nosedive. 

Meg is taking the “safe” route with the life she has always planned and dreamed of- as a wife and mother. She has it all, and she knows it, but somehow she still feels lacking?

Their mother falls ill and all the sisters return home to North Carolina (!!!) to her and to each other. Their bonds as sisters and family will be tested now more than ever.

This story is reminiscent of Little Women largely because of the characters and their personalities, and I loved revisiting them in modern roles. As the title suggests, the story is mainly about Jo and Meg, but we do get some cameos  of Amy and Beth also. 

Overall, Meg and Jo is a story inspired by one of our favorite classics. It’s about family and sisterhood and pulling together during the tough times. It was a heartwarming read. Jo, as always, was my favorite!

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of thirty books of women’s fiction, contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. Her stories have earned numerous awards including two Romance Writers of America’s RITA (R) Awards, ten RITA nominations, and two National Readers’ Choice Awards.

Carolina Dreaming, the fifth book in her Dare Island series , won the 2017 RITA (R) Award for Best Contemporary Romance – Midlength and was named one of BookPage’s Top Ten Romance Novels of 2016. Her work includes the popular Children of the Sea series and, in e-book format, The MacNeills stories.

Look for Meg and Jo, a contemporary novel inspired by the classic story Little Women, in December 2019.

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***Book Giveaway***

For a chance to win a paperback copy of Meg & Jo, please visit my instagram page!  Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher. 

Have you read Meg & Jo, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR