Paperback ï Meg and Jo PDF/EPUB È Meg and PDF \

Paperback ï Meg and Jo PDF/EPUB È Meg and PDF \


Meg and Jo ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Meg and Jo ✑ Author Virginia Kantra – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The timeless classic Little Women inspired this heartwarming modern tale of four sisters from New York Times bestselling author Virginia KantraThe March sisters reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish A The timeless classic Little Women inspired this heartwarming modern tale of four sisters from New York Times bestselling author Virginia KantraThe 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 bloggerMeg appears to have the life she always planned the handsome Meg and PDF \ 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 beWhen their mother s illness forces the sisters home to North Carolina for the holidays, they ll rediscover what really mattersOne thing s for sure they ll need the strength of family and the power of sisterhood to remake their lives and reimagine their dreams.


10 thoughts on “Meg and Jo

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Did somebody write the retelling of my all time favorite book Oh, yes, it is true So what I m waiting for to dive in CHRISTMAS WON T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MARCH SISTERS BUT That was the worst decision I ve made to decide reading retelling of my all time favorite story which means so much to me It won t be wrong if I admit I was raised by reading Little Women because first time I have gotten my hands on this precious, marvelous, heart warming classic I was only 9 And of course I watched its Did somebody write the retelling of my all time favorite book Oh, yes, it is true So what I m waiting for to dive in CHRISTMAS WON T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MARCH SISTERS BUT That was the worst decision I ve made to decide reading retelling of my all time favorite story which means so much to me It won t be wrong if I admit I was raised by reading Little Women because first time I have gotten my hands on this precious, marvelous, heart warming classic I was only 9 And of course I watched its black and white movie on TV with my siblings 1949 version and it was amazing to watch Janet Leigh as Meg, Elizabeth Taylor as Amy but mostly I loved June Allyson s memorable performance as Jo and now I m dying to see Greta Gerwig s new adaptation, I hope it doesn t disappoint me Then I reread it when I was 15 and I asked myself did I read the same book because it awakens different feelings about me I also empathized Jo because I was a book worm tomboy like her, playing soccer with boys Jo isn t a midfield player but you got the picture but I started to find inner Meg and some poshy and spoiled Amy, some good hearted Beth inside me Then I reread at 20 and finally 34 It is miraculous thing to admit but every time the book gave me so much joy, happiness, encouragement and it is like a cure for depression, ill feelings, negativity This story makes you feel alive and rejuvenated It gives you purpose, a clear perspective, warming your heart, healing your soul, making you always smile So it s normal to expect so muchfrom a retelling You have well crafted characters, an emotional story about sisters bounding, fighting against their differences and the message is clear family always comes first But as soon as I started the story takes place in North Carolina, well, at first all those over usage of Southern stereotypes broke my enthusiasm And I felt like I m trapped in a regular Christmas movie of Hallmark Channel I didn t find creative enough the re adaptations of characters into 2019 s And why the author decided to turn Laurie into an uninteresting douchebag He was a lovely, emotional, sweet boy next door I hate his interactions with Jo And let s take a closer look to the new version March girls lives So Meg is a mother in a happy marriage not so much there are still complications , Jo is independent, as always free spirited loses her journalism job so she starts food blogging to make her ends meet and works in a restaurant whose chief is Eric Bhaer now he is food professor in NYC.Amy turned into Friends Rachel s another version, lives in Paris for Louis Vuitton Beth is taking a break from her school.What I don t really like are Lack of imagination and creativity to retell the modern version of characters storyline Meg acted like a spoiled brat, whining too much about herself and her life I wanted to make her shut up and push her make some changes if you don t like who she became Changes about the original storyline and giving too much role to the girls father could work at some way but the character is already emotionally reserved and reading daddy issues of the sisters made me wonder if I read the right retelling Because the little women is about sister s bounding against the poverty, hard times, illness and differences between them It s about pure love, understanding, compassion, genuineness But this story is going completely different direction and I didn t like where it was headed and where it ended So I could only give 2.5 rounded up to 3 stars The author decides to achieve a changeling and compelling task to retell the one of most favorite classics Expectations are naturally so high and it s really tough job to satisfy the readers who had written the original novel So I really appreciate the author s hard work and bravery I hope to read her upcoming works but this book could never be my cup of wine Thanks to Netgalley, Berkley Publishing Group to share this ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest reviews.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter


  2. BernLuvsBooks BernLuvsBooks says:

    4 Stars for this Charming Contemporary Retelling of a Beloved ClassicVirginia Kantra has reimagined Little Women and brought it to life with a modern day spin that I was so excited about as a fan of the original book She found a way to remain true to the spirit of the classic revolving around family while making the characters modern and a bitrelatable to newer audiences I mean Jo is a blogger I loved that The traditional gender roles were still very much front center and w 4 Stars for this Charming Contemporary Retelling of a Beloved ClassicVirginia Kantra has reimagined Little Women and brought it to life with a modern day spin that I was so excited about as a fan of the original book She found a way to remain true to the spirit of the classic revolving around family while making the characters modern and a bitrelatable to newer audiences I mean Jo is a blogger I loved that The traditional gender roles were still very much front center and while I would have liked to see a bit less of that it did coincide with the original book and the thinking in the time in which it was written As with the original what I loved most was the bond between the sisters When faced with a family crisis, who can you turn to if not your sisters even if it tests the strength of your relationship While this book centered mostly around Meg Jo, all the sisters played a part and I can t wait to read book 2 surrounding Amy and Beth Overall, I found this to be a charming and inspired take on a cherished classic


  3. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    5 Brilliant Stars.My Feel Good Book of the Year Growing up, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, was one of my favorite novels I always imagined that I was Jo Bookish, stubborn, smart, fiery Jo Oh How I loved her As soon as I heard about Meg and Jo the contemporary retelling by Virginia Kantra, I knew that I had to read it Meg and Jo is the story of the eldest March siblings, though Beth and Amy also appear The story takes place in both North Carolina and New York City, in the 21st Cent 5 Brilliant Stars.My Feel Good Book of the Year Growing up, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, was one of my favorite novels I always imagined that I was Jo Bookish, stubborn, smart, fiery Jo Oh How I loved her As soon as I heard about Meg and Jo the contemporary retelling by Virginia Kantra, I knew that I had to read it Meg and Jo is the story of the eldest March siblings, though Beth and Amy also appear The story takes place in both North Carolina and New York City, in the 21st Century Though it takes place now, it still has the feel of Little Women Somehow, Virginia Kantra was able to capture the heart of the characters in Little Women perfectly This story made my heart all warm and gooey Yes, I actually said that outloud , lol In my opinion, this story feels fresh, and new, while also making me feel nostalgic for what was In short, Meg and Jo is sublime.Jo is an indie food blogger, and a prep cook living in New York City, working for Chef Eric, while Meg is a married, stay at home mom living in North Carolina with her husband John Meg and Jo talk every single day and are as close as can be, which I just adored Jo is impetuous, hot tempered and totally wicked at times, so true to character, she is which often gets her into trouble Having fallen for her boss, Chef Eric, Jo finds herself in all kinds of trouble What else is new Meg, too, has her struggles Between her marriage, and taking care of her family, Meg hasthan a few crosses to bear and lessons to learn In the end, what makes this book so special for me, is the March family unit How close and strong they are, and how they always come together when times are tough They are like a whirlwind, there is literally no stopping these folks For those of you who loved Little Women, and or are simply looking for a heartwarming read, I highly recommend that you pick up Meg and Jo Just thinking about this book brings a smile to my face and that is a feat in and of itself Thank you to Mimi Chan and Goodreads and Virginia Kantra for the galley to read and review.Published on Goodreads on 3.7.2020


  4. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    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 Ca 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 nowthan 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.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader


  5. Gabby Gabby says:

    Laurie who goes by Trey in this book, like whyyyy owns a car dealership and Jo is a food blogger in NYC The audiobook also has them all speaking in strong Southern accents and relies heavily on Southern stereotypes and values no thanks, I ll pass on this retelling and reread the original instead.


  6. Christy Christy says:

    4 stars I saw a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I went into with lower expectations, but I really ended up loving it Meg and Jo is a modern retelling of Little Women and it s told from the perspective of you guessed it Meg and Jo Jo is living in NYC and working in a kitchen and blogging as a food blogger Writing is her passion, but being in a renowned kitchen makes her writing better That is, until she falls for the chef she works for Things get complicated from there 4 stars I saw a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I went into with lower expectations, but I really ended up loving it Meg and Jo is a modern retelling of Little Women and it s told from the perspective of you guessed it Meg and Jo Jo is living in NYC and working in a kitchen and blogging as a food blogger Writing is her passion, but being in a renowned kitchen makes her writing better That is, until she falls for the chef she works for Things get complicated from there Meg still lives in her home town and she s married to her wonderful husband and has twins Her life is everything she thought it would be, but she s having trouble connecting and managing it all The fact that her mother isn t doing well and she s the only child home to pick up the slack makes it even busier for her I loved getting both Jo and Meg s POV s and especially enjoyed Jo s story line I couldn t wait to see how things would go with chef Eric Also, there is Trey aka Laurie who is waiting for her every time she comes home He s just a friend, but makes it very obvious he wantsAs always, Amy annoyed me and I liked Beth I love the dynamic of the sisters and this brought so many great feels It was straight up a feel good story Meg and Jo have always been my favorite March sisters and though a part of me always wanted to belike Jo, I m straight up a Meg and I m okay with that I loved that this took so much from the original story but also twisted it to fit the current world we live in I was completely satisfied by the ending, even though I would have loved an epilouge, I still really enjoyed this and recommend it for all fans of the original book


  7. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    A delightful modern retelling of the beloved classic Little Women Virginia Kantra Took on the tough task of taking this cherished classic and giving it a modern feel and I think she did a remarkable job of it Admittedly I read LW over 35 years ago and if I m being honest I m not even certain I finished it I think the fact I do not hold the original in high esteem really allowed me to appreciate this book on its own Retellings can be tricky you have to honor the original while making the st A delightful modern retelling of the beloved classic Little Women Virginia Kantra Took on the tough task of taking this cherished classic and giving it a modern feel and I think she did a remarkable job of it Admittedly I read LW over 35 years ago and if I m being honest I m not even certain I finished it I think the fact I do not hold the original in high esteem really allowed me to appreciate this book on its own Retellings can be tricky you have to honor the original while making the story your own, and I think any author who takes this on is very brave Having said all this I think you can absolutely read this without having read the original I think it stands extremely well on its own merit A lovely story about the strength of family, the power of love, The need to know how to express yourself, all wrapped up in a pretty Christmas bow This book primarily focuses on the older two March sisters Meg and Jo Meg is the responsible sister now living the life she thought she always wanted A stay at home mom with two adorable toddler s, a lovely home, and a devoted husband Jo is the fierce independence sister who now lives in NYC She recently lost her job as a journalist and now is a popular food blogger working undercover at a popular restaurant I could relate to and see a little of myself in both of these characters Admittedly Meg drove me a bit nuts in the beginning, she was such a martyr and a control freak, the girl really needed just to chill out.Jo had some frustrating qualities as well she seem to have a hard time accepting help from others, but she didn t feel the need to micromanage everyone else s life either When their mom gets sick all the girls including Amy and Beth come home to help out My favorite part of the story was definitely the dynamics between all the sisters Not having a sister myself I find this to be such a wonderful and complicated relationship This was a buddy read and the discussion definitely got interesting when it came to the men in the story We were all in agreement that Mr March was terrible, he had this amazing wife and these incredible daughters and showed none of them any respect The other men in the story I think some of us found a littlepalatable than others My favorite hands down was Chef Eric, I mean who wouldn t love a man that can cook This is the perfect December read with the strong emphasis on family and festive holiday vibes.This book in emojis Big thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book


  8. ABookwormWithWine ABookwormWithWine says:

    5Full disclosure, I read Little Women a very long time ago and honestly don t remember much about it, but that didn t stop me from loving Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra I listened to the majority of the book on audio and I really loved the narrators I ended up listening at 1.75 speed which was apparently perfect, and their voices were still very understandable The narrators were both amazing, but I especially love the voices Meg s narrator did for her twins I would gladly listen 5Full disclosure, I read Little Women a very long time ago and honestly don t remember much about it, but that didn t stop me from loving Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra I listened to the majority of the book on audio and I really loved the narrators I ended up listening at 1.75 speed which was apparently perfect, and their voices were still very understandable The narrators were both amazing, but I especially love the voices Meg s narrator did for her twins I would gladly listen to either of these amazing women Shannon McManus and Karissa Vacker on any other audiobooks I m not sure I would have loved the book as much as I did had it not been for them really bringing Meg and Jo to life for me.I m not a huge fan of the fact that the cover of Meg and Jo promotes it as a retelling, the synopsis and readers guide say it was inspired by Little Women and I like that description much better It s a re imagining of these characters and I really liked what Kantra did with them, although as I said, I don t remember much about Little Women I also don t think you have to have read Little Women in order to read Meg and Jo If you are a fan of contemporary novels that are inspired by other books I would still recommend checking this out Meg and Jo has some romance, some tears, and some downright strong female characters I loved both Meg and Jo, and Jo s feistiness really made this book for me At first I wasn t sure I would like it all that much, but as I got into it I became really invested in the characters and by the time I was done I was in love with it It wasn t quite as funny as I had hoped it would be funny seems to be the case with a lot of retellings , but I still laughed plenty of times and gasped a couple as well Song s the book brought to mind We Are Family by Sister SledgeFinal Thought I read a little under the last 100 pages and the whole time I was reading I could hear the narrators from the audiobook in my head reading This has never happened to me before, so I am chalking that up to amazing narration I got pretty teary during Meg and Jo so I would have some tissues nearby if you are the emotional type like I am I haven t seen many 5 star reviews, but for me it was a real winner and I cannot WAIT to read the next book, Beth Amy.Thank you to Edelweiss for my advanced review copy All opinions and thoughts are my own.


  9. DeAnn DeAnn says:

    4 inspired by a classic starsBy the end, I was really enjoying this one When I started it, I was struggling because I had just watched the new Little Women movie and I had that in my head for these characters Once I gotinto this storyline and the movie faded, I was able to enjoy this book.Now the family farm is in in North Carolina and Jo is a food blogger living in New York City She s working in the kitchen at a restaurant Meg has the life she s always dreamed of with a husband an 4 inspired by a classic starsBy the end, I was really enjoying this one When I started it, I was struggling because I had just watched the new Little Women movie and I had that in my head for these characters Once I gotinto this storyline and the movie faded, I was able to enjoy this book.Now the family farm is in in North Carolina and Jo is a food blogger living in New York City She s working in the kitchen at a restaurant Meg has the life she s always dreamed of with a husband and two kids at home She s definitely has some things to work through, but I liked her character too Mrs March s health has taken a turn for the worse and with the holidays coming up, the sisters rally to help at the farm, sell food at the farmer s market, and try to keep the family traditions strong I really enjoyed Jo s love story and I rooted for her to find happiness I would love to have someone like Chef cooking for me I like the spin on blogging as opposed to novel writing, very modern I can t wait to read the next one in this series The focus is on the other two March sisters Amy and Beth.Thanks to Edelweiss, Virginia Kantra, and Berkley for the copy of this one to read in exchange for a review


  10. may ❀ may ❀ says:

    this book is like the HIGHEST of 2 stars for me like bordering on 3 stars but for some reason, i just can t give it thati m not a huge, superfan of Little Women but i adored the new movie and in the classic, i loved reading about the sweet precious relationships between the sisters though i was very much disappointed with how jo s story ended so when i saw the audiobook for this available in my library i was like, modern take on little women. list of thoughts the character profiles this book is like the HIGHEST of 2 stars for me like bordering on 3 stars but for some reason, i just can t give it thati m not a huge, superfan of Little Women but i adored the new movie and in the classic, i loved reading about the sweet precious relationships between the sisters though i was very much disappointed with how jo s story ended so when i saw the audiobook for this available in my library i was like, modern take on little women. list of thoughts the character profiles were absolutely incredible, they were dynamic and thorough i felt every character had their own voice and actions were realistic to their personality they relied very much on the characters that we already know and love from the classic so that was v cool this follows from the perspective of meg and jo meg has the twins daisy and dj, who were absolutely adorable and i loved them meg s main conflict was how she was trying to be EVERYTHING for EVERYONE, ALL the time and as someone who cannot ask people for help, i found this plot both infuriating and very realistic meg s relationship with her husband john was really sweet i liked their characters and the gradual process of mending the rough patches in their marriage and learning to communicate and work things through though i do feel like it took an excessive amount of time to get there p and NOW ONTO JO in this book, jo is in new york working as a prep cook in a fancy fancy restaurant and a food blogger on the side in this version, she is falling for her boss, the head chef, eric bhaer who is many years her senior but i was SO MUCH MORE okay with the exploration of their relationship because jo is ways older in her late 20s so i didn t feel Creeper vibes like i did when i read the classic i KNOW i m supposed to stan laurie and jo and I DO when we re talking about the classic or the movie, but in this version I SOMEHOW PREFER HER WITH BHAER WHO AM I to be fair, their relationship was wayyyydeveloped we got to see them talk and interact and fall for each other and dammit it was cute sometimes okay, im sorry, i can t believe i m actually saying this but once again, it took wayyyy too long for their story to work through and a quick rundown of the rest of the family beth and amy aresidelines characters but we get to see themtowards the end of the book and i really liked how their characters were portrayed too the author definitely did her homework because they are very reminiscent of the original characters but with their own added personalities here the plot between her mother and her sickness was well done butwait for it..drawn out too idk it s just 400 pages is LONG for a contemporary and yes, many things did happen in this book and it did follow many characters and many different issues but i just felt BORED after i reached halfway i wanted it to end and so my original 4 star rating slowly dropped down to a 3 and then a v high 2 just because I was TIRED and making excuses to continuously NOT pick it up i wish i could explain it, but the heart is says 2 stars and noi did have a good time with this but i probably won t think about it beyond today ripPromise me you ll always remember You re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think


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10 thoughts on “Meg and Jo

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Did somebody write the retelling of my all time favorite book Oh, yes, it is true So what I m waiting for to dive in CHRISTMAS WON T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MARCH SISTERS BUT That was the worst decision I ve made to decide reading retelling of my all time favorite story which means so much to me It won t be wrong if I admit I was raised by reading Little Women because first time I have gotten my hands on this precious, marvelous, heart warming classic I was only 9 And of course I watched its Did somebody write the retelling of my all time favorite book Oh, yes, it is true So what I m waiting for to dive in CHRISTMAS WON T BE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MARCH SISTERS BUT That was the worst decision I ve made to decide reading retelling of my all time favorite story which means so much to me It won t be wrong if I admit I was raised by reading Little Women because first time I have gotten my hands on this precious, marvelous, heart warming classic I was only 9 And of course I watched its black and white movie on TV with my siblings 1949 version and it was amazing to watch Janet Leigh as Meg, Elizabeth Taylor as Amy but mostly I loved June Allyson s memorable performance as Jo and now I m dying to see Greta Gerwig s new adaptation, I hope it doesn t disappoint me Then I reread it when I was 15 and I asked myself did I read the same book because it awakens different feelings about me I also empathized Jo because I was a book worm tomboy like her, playing soccer with boys Jo isn t a midfield player but you got the picture but I started to find inner Meg and some poshy and spoiled Amy, some good hearted Beth inside me Then I reread at 20 and finally 34 It is miraculous thing to admit but every time the book gave me so much joy, happiness, encouragement and it is like a cure for depression, ill feelings, negativity This story makes you feel alive and rejuvenated It gives you purpose, a clear perspective, warming your heart, healing your soul, making you always smile So it s normal to expect so muchfrom a retelling You have well crafted characters, an emotional story about sisters bounding, fighting against their differences and the message is clear family always comes first But as soon as I started the story takes place in North Carolina, well, at first all those over usage of Southern stereotypes broke my enthusiasm And I felt like I m trapped in a regular Christmas movie of Hallmark Channel I didn t find creative enough the re adaptations of characters into 2019 s And why the author decided to turn Laurie into an uninteresting douchebag He was a lovely, emotional, sweet boy next door I hate his interactions with Jo And let s take a closer look to the new version March girls lives So Meg is a mother in a happy marriage not so much there are still complications , Jo is independent, as always free spirited loses her journalism job so she starts food blogging to make her ends meet and works in a restaurant whose chief is Eric Bhaer now he is food professor in NYC.Amy turned into Friends Rachel s another version, lives in Paris for Louis Vuitton Beth is taking a break from her school.What I don t really like are Lack of imagination and creativity to retell the modern version of characters storyline Meg acted like a spoiled brat, whining too much about herself and her life I wanted to make her shut up and push her make some changes if you don t like who she became Changes about the original storyline and giving too much role to the girls father could work at some way but the character is already emotionally reserved and reading daddy issues of the sisters made me wonder if I read the right retelling Because the little women is about sister s bounding against the poverty, hard times, illness and differences between them It s about pure love, understanding, compassion, genuineness But this story is going completely different direction and I didn t like where it was headed and where it ended So I could only give 2.5 rounded up to 3 stars The author decides to achieve a changeling and compelling task to retell the one of most favorite classics Expectations are naturally so high and it s really tough job to satisfy the readers who had written the original novel So I really appreciate the author s hard work and bravery I hope to read her upcoming works but this book could never be my cup of wine Thanks to Netgalley, Berkley Publishing Group to share this ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest reviews.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter

  2. BernLuvsBooks BernLuvsBooks says:

    4 Stars for this Charming Contemporary Retelling of a Beloved ClassicVirginia Kantra has reimagined Little Women and brought it to life with a modern day spin that I was so excited about as a fan of the original book She found a way to remain true to the spirit of the classic revolving around family while making the characters modern and a bitrelatable to newer audiences I mean Jo is a blogger I loved that The traditional gender roles were still very much front center and w 4 Stars for this Charming Contemporary Retelling of a Beloved ClassicVirginia Kantra has reimagined Little Women and brought it to life with a modern day spin that I was so excited about as a fan of the original book She found a way to remain true to the spirit of the classic revolving around family while making the characters modern and a bitrelatable to newer audiences I mean Jo is a blogger I loved that The traditional gender roles were still very much front center and while I would have liked to see a bit less of that it did coincide with the original book and the thinking in the time in which it was written As with the original what I loved most was the bond between the sisters When faced with a family crisis, who can you turn to if not your sisters even if it tests the strength of your relationship While this book centered mostly around Meg Jo, all the sisters played a part and I can t wait to read book 2 surrounding Amy and Beth Overall, I found this to be a charming and inspired take on a cherished classic

  3. Susanne Strong Susanne Strong says:

    5 Brilliant Stars.My Feel Good Book of the Year Growing up, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, was one of my favorite novels I always imagined that I was Jo Bookish, stubborn, smart, fiery Jo Oh How I loved her As soon as I heard about Meg and Jo the contemporary retelling by Virginia Kantra, I knew that I had to read it Meg and Jo is the story of the eldest March siblings, though Beth and Amy also appear The story takes place in both North Carolina and New York City, in the 21st Cent 5 Brilliant Stars.My Feel Good Book of the Year Growing up, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, was one of my favorite novels I always imagined that I was Jo Bookish, stubborn, smart, fiery Jo Oh How I loved her As soon as I heard about Meg and Jo the contemporary retelling by Virginia Kantra, I knew that I had to read it Meg and Jo is the story of the eldest March siblings, though Beth and Amy also appear The story takes place in both North Carolina and New York City, in the 21st Century Though it takes place now, it still has the feel of Little Women Somehow, Virginia Kantra was able to capture the heart of the characters in Little Women perfectly This story made my heart all warm and gooey Yes, I actually said that outloud , lol In my opinion, this story feels fresh, and new, while also making me feel nostalgic for what was In short, Meg and Jo is sublime.Jo is an indie food blogger, and a prep cook living in New York City, working for Chef Eric, while Meg is a married, stay at home mom living in North Carolina with her husband John Meg and Jo talk every single day and are as close as can be, which I just adored Jo is impetuous, hot tempered and totally wicked at times, so true to character, she is which often gets her into trouble Having fallen for her boss, Chef Eric, Jo finds herself in all kinds of trouble What else is new Meg, too, has her struggles Between her marriage, and taking care of her family, Meg hasthan a few crosses to bear and lessons to learn In the end, what makes this book so special for me, is the March family unit How close and strong they are, and how they always come together when times are tough They are like a whirlwind, there is literally no stopping these folks For those of you who loved Little Women, and or are simply looking for a heartwarming read, I highly recommend that you pick up Meg and Jo Just thinking about this book brings a smile to my face and that is a feat in and of itself Thank you to Mimi Chan and Goodreads and Virginia Kantra for the galley to read and review.Published on Goodreads on 3.7.2020

  4. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    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 Ca 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 nowthan 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.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram www.instagram.com tarheelreader

  5. Gabby Gabby says:

    Laurie who goes by Trey in this book, like whyyyy owns a car dealership and Jo is a food blogger in NYC The audiobook also has them all speaking in strong Southern accents and relies heavily on Southern stereotypes and values no thanks, I ll pass on this retelling and reread the original instead.

  6. Christy Christy says:

    4 stars I saw a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I went into with lower expectations, but I really ended up loving it Meg and Jo is a modern retelling of Little Women and it s told from the perspective of you guessed it Meg and Jo Jo is living in NYC and working in a kitchen and blogging as a food blogger Writing is her passion, but being in a renowned kitchen makes her writing better That is, until she falls for the chef she works for Things get complicated from there 4 stars I saw a lot of mixed reviews about this book so I went into with lower expectations, but I really ended up loving it Meg and Jo is a modern retelling of Little Women and it s told from the perspective of you guessed it Meg and Jo Jo is living in NYC and working in a kitchen and blogging as a food blogger Writing is her passion, but being in a renowned kitchen makes her writing better That is, until she falls for the chef she works for Things get complicated from there Meg still lives in her home town and she s married to her wonderful husband and has twins Her life is everything she thought it would be, but she s having trouble connecting and managing it all The fact that her mother isn t doing well and she s the only child home to pick up the slack makes it even busier for her I loved getting both Jo and Meg s POV s and especially enjoyed Jo s story line I couldn t wait to see how things would go with chef Eric Also, there is Trey aka Laurie who is waiting for her every time she comes home He s just a friend, but makes it very obvious he wantsAs always, Amy annoyed me and I liked Beth I love the dynamic of the sisters and this brought so many great feels It was straight up a feel good story Meg and Jo have always been my favorite March sisters and though a part of me always wanted to belike Jo, I m straight up a Meg and I m okay with that I loved that this took so much from the original story but also twisted it to fit the current world we live in I was completely satisfied by the ending, even though I would have loved an epilouge, I still really enjoyed this and recommend it for all fans of the original book

  7. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    A delightful modern retelling of the beloved classic Little Women Virginia Kantra Took on the tough task of taking this cherished classic and giving it a modern feel and I think she did a remarkable job of it Admittedly I read LW over 35 years ago and if I m being honest I m not even certain I finished it I think the fact I do not hold the original in high esteem really allowed me to appreciate this book on its own Retellings can be tricky you have to honor the original while making the st A delightful modern retelling of the beloved classic Little Women Virginia Kantra Took on the tough task of taking this cherished classic and giving it a modern feel and I think she did a remarkable job of it Admittedly I read LW over 35 years ago and if I m being honest I m not even certain I finished it I think the fact I do not hold the original in high esteem really allowed me to appreciate this book on its own Retellings can be tricky you have to honor the original while making the story your own, and I think any author who takes this on is very brave Having said all this I think you can absolutely read this without having read the original I think it stands extremely well on its own merit A lovely story about the strength of family, the power of love, The need to know how to express yourself, all wrapped up in a pretty Christmas bow This book primarily focuses on the older two March sisters Meg and Jo Meg is the responsible sister now living the life she thought she always wanted A stay at home mom with two adorable toddler s, a lovely home, and a devoted husband Jo is the fierce independence sister who now lives in NYC She recently lost her job as a journalist and now is a popular food blogger working undercover at a popular restaurant I could relate to and see a little of myself in both of these characters Admittedly Meg drove me a bit nuts in the beginning, she was such a martyr and a control freak, the girl really needed just to chill out.Jo had some frustrating qualities as well she seem to have a hard time accepting help from others, but she didn t feel the need to micromanage everyone else s life either When their mom gets sick all the girls including Amy and Beth come home to help out My favorite part of the story was definitely the dynamics between all the sisters Not having a sister myself I find this to be such a wonderful and complicated relationship This was a buddy read and the discussion definitely got interesting when it came to the men in the story We were all in agreement that Mr March was terrible, he had this amazing wife and these incredible daughters and showed none of them any respect The other men in the story I think some of us found a littlepalatable than others My favorite hands down was Chef Eric, I mean who wouldn t love a man that can cook This is the perfect December read with the strong emphasis on family and festive holiday vibes.This book in emojis Big thanks to Berkley for my copy of this book

  8. ABookwormWithWine ABookwormWithWine says:

    5Full disclosure, I read Little Women a very long time ago and honestly don t remember much about it, but that didn t stop me from loving Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra I listened to the majority of the book on audio and I really loved the narrators I ended up listening at 1.75 speed which was apparently perfect, and their voices were still very understandable The narrators were both amazing, but I especially love the voices Meg s narrator did for her twins I would gladly listen 5Full disclosure, I read Little Women a very long time ago and honestly don t remember much about it, but that didn t stop me from loving Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra I listened to the majority of the book on audio and I really loved the narrators I ended up listening at 1.75 speed which was apparently perfect, and their voices were still very understandable The narrators were both amazing, but I especially love the voices Meg s narrator did for her twins I would gladly listen to either of these amazing women Shannon McManus and Karissa Vacker on any other audiobooks I m not sure I would have loved the book as much as I did had it not been for them really bringing Meg and Jo to life for me.I m not a huge fan of the fact that the cover of Meg and Jo promotes it as a retelling, the synopsis and readers guide say it was inspired by Little Women and I like that description much better It s a re imagining of these characters and I really liked what Kantra did with them, although as I said, I don t remember much about Little Women I also don t think you have to have read Little Women in order to read Meg and Jo If you are a fan of contemporary novels that are inspired by other books I would still recommend checking this out Meg and Jo has some romance, some tears, and some downright strong female characters I loved both Meg and Jo, and Jo s feistiness really made this book for me At first I wasn t sure I would like it all that much, but as I got into it I became really invested in the characters and by the time I was done I was in love with it It wasn t quite as funny as I had hoped it would be funny seems to be the case with a lot of retellings , but I still laughed plenty of times and gasped a couple as well Song s the book brought to mind We Are Family by Sister SledgeFinal Thought I read a little under the last 100 pages and the whole time I was reading I could hear the narrators from the audiobook in my head reading This has never happened to me before, so I am chalking that up to amazing narration I got pretty teary during Meg and Jo so I would have some tissues nearby if you are the emotional type like I am I haven t seen many 5 star reviews, but for me it was a real winner and I cannot WAIT to read the next book, Beth Amy.Thank you to Edelweiss for my advanced review copy All opinions and thoughts are my own.

  9. DeAnn DeAnn says:

    4 inspired by a classic starsBy the end, I was really enjoying this one When I started it, I was struggling because I had just watched the new Little Women movie and I had that in my head for these characters Once I gotinto this storyline and the movie faded, I was able to enjoy this book.Now the family farm is in in North Carolina and Jo is a food blogger living in New York City She s working in the kitchen at a restaurant Meg has the life she s always dreamed of with a husband an 4 inspired by a classic starsBy the end, I was really enjoying this one When I started it, I was struggling because I had just watched the new Little Women movie and I had that in my head for these characters Once I gotinto this storyline and the movie faded, I was able to enjoy this book.Now the family farm is in in North Carolina and Jo is a food blogger living in New York City She s working in the kitchen at a restaurant Meg has the life she s always dreamed of with a husband and two kids at home She s definitely has some things to work through, but I liked her character too Mrs March s health has taken a turn for the worse and with the holidays coming up, the sisters rally to help at the farm, sell food at the farmer s market, and try to keep the family traditions strong I really enjoyed Jo s love story and I rooted for her to find happiness I would love to have someone like Chef cooking for me I like the spin on blogging as opposed to novel writing, very modern I can t wait to read the next one in this series The focus is on the other two March sisters Amy and Beth.Thanks to Edelweiss, Virginia Kantra, and Berkley for the copy of this one to read in exchange for a review

  10. may ❀ may ❀ says:

    this book is like the HIGHEST of 2 stars for me like bordering on 3 stars but for some reason, i just can t give it thati m not a huge, superfan of Little Women but i adored the new movie and in the classic, i loved reading about the sweet precious relationships between the sisters though i was very much disappointed with how jo s story ended so when i saw the audiobook for this available in my library i was like, modern take on little women. list of thoughts the character profiles this book is like the HIGHEST of 2 stars for me like bordering on 3 stars but for some reason, i just can t give it thati m not a huge, superfan of Little Women but i adored the new movie and in the classic, i loved reading about the sweet precious relationships between the sisters though i was very much disappointed with how jo s story ended so when i saw the audiobook for this available in my library i was like, modern take on little women. list of thoughts the character profiles were absolutely incredible, they were dynamic and thorough i felt every character had their own voice and actions were realistic to their personality they relied very much on the characters that we already know and love from the classic so that was v cool this follows from the perspective of meg and jo meg has the twins daisy and dj, who were absolutely adorable and i loved them meg s main conflict was how she was trying to be EVERYTHING for EVERYONE, ALL the time and as someone who cannot ask people for help, i found this plot both infuriating and very realistic meg s relationship with her husband john was really sweet i liked their characters and the gradual process of mending the rough patches in their marriage and learning to communicate and work things through though i do feel like it took an excessive amount of time to get there p and NOW ONTO JO in this book, jo is in new york working as a prep cook in a fancy fancy restaurant and a food blogger on the side in this version, she is falling for her boss, the head chef, eric bhaer who is many years her senior but i was SO MUCH MORE okay with the exploration of their relationship because jo is ways older in her late 20s so i didn t feel Creeper vibes like i did when i read the classic i KNOW i m supposed to stan laurie and jo and I DO when we re talking about the classic or the movie, but in this version I SOMEHOW PREFER HER WITH BHAER WHO AM I to be fair, their relationship was wayyyydeveloped we got to see them talk and interact and fall for each other and dammit it was cute sometimes okay, im sorry, i can t believe i m actually saying this but once again, it took wayyyy too long for their story to work through and a quick rundown of the rest of the family beth and amy aresidelines characters but we get to see themtowards the end of the book and i really liked how their characters were portrayed too the author definitely did her homework because they are very reminiscent of the original characters but with their own added personalities here the plot between her mother and her sickness was well done butwait for it..drawn out too idk it s just 400 pages is LONG for a contemporary and yes, many things did happen in this book and it did follow many characters and many different issues but i just felt BORED after i reached halfway i wanted it to end and so my original 4 star rating slowly dropped down to a 3 and then a v high 2 just because I was TIRED and making excuses to continuously NOT pick it up i wish i could explain it, but the heart is says 2 stars and noi did have a good time with this but i probably won t think about it beyond today ripPromise me you ll always remember You re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think

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