Thursday, June 28, 2012

Win THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS by Gabrielle Donnelly

I am delighted to offer two lucky readers copies of THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS by Gabrielle Donnelly. 

Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women remains as beloved today as when it was first published in 1868.  Gabrielle Donnelly’s THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS brings the story 150 years into the future through the imagined lives of Jo March’s descendants—three sisters living in London who are thoroughly modern and at the same time thoroughly March.

Sisters Emma, Lulu, and Sophie Atwater couldn’t be more different. They adore each other and drive each other mad in equal measure. Middle sister Lulu feels that she is the failure of the family. One day, she goes to the attic in search of a book and stumbles across a collection of letters written by her great-great grandmother Jo March. Finally, Lula feels there is someone who would understand her. It seems that Jo didn’t always adore her own sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy, and like Lulu, Jo found herself alone at a crossroads in life.

As Lulu discovers hidden secrets about her ancestors, she also finds solace and guidance in Jo’s words, discovering that they share so many similarities, even though they are worlds apart. And that the fierce, undying—if sometimes infuriating—bond of sisterhood links the Atwater women today every bit as firmly as it did the March sisters all those years ago. The Little Women Letters is a warm, engaging tip of the hat to the multitudes of Little Women fans who wonder what Jo’s descendents would be like today. 

Praise includes:

“Fans of Louisa May Alcott can rejoice” (USA TODAY) as Gabrielle Donnelly brings Little Women into the future and imagines the lives of Jo March’s ancestors. 

“The perfect pool-side read.” —The Washington Post 

“A light, spirited tale about modern women with old-fashioned values.” —Publishers Weekly

“Donnelly writes with obvious passion for the classic tale and successfully applies a fresh sensibility to the three modern sisters….Beautifully crafted.” —Booklist

"For those who yearn for the verve and wit and chagrin of Alcott, The Little Women Letters offers a thoroughly modern…twist." —The Seattle Times

To win a copy of THE LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS by Gabrielle Donnelly, send an email to, with "LITTLE WOMEN LETTERS" as the subject or click here. Make sure to include your name and mailing address in the US only. This contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age. One entry per email address, please. Your email address will not be shared or sold to anyone. All entries, including names, email addresses and mailing addresses, will be purged after winner is notified. This contest ends July 9, 2012. Good luck!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fans of "Little Women" may enjoy "Concord," an e-book by Ginger Rapsus. What if Beth March had lived?

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