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Good Wives (1869)

by Louisa May Alcott

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Series: Little Women (1.5)

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'As they sat together in the twilight, talking over their small plans, the future always grew so beautiful and bright' Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have grown up together in Orchard House with their friend Laurie next door, and now it's time for them to go out and find their places in the big wide world, to do the great and marvellous things they've dreamed of and discover their 'castles in the air'. They each find themselves tested, and fall in love, but when tragedy strikes they find their best comfort is in each other, and home. BACKSTORY- Learn more about the unusual author and have a go at making jam!… (more)
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Well, this sequel surprised me and it felt underwhelmingly uneventful. It was still nice to see how things turned up for each March girl. ( )
  _Marcia_94_ | Sep 21, 2021 |
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  SapphireMoonlight23 | Aug 5, 2021 |
This book continues the story of the March sisters. I still found it enjoyable and pleasant to listen to, but it was maybe a little more preachy than the first part of the story, and thus possibly doesn’t age as well. ( )
  Amzzz | Jul 11, 2021 |
While I appreciate how old the book is, I found I just could not ignore the constant talk of what a woman "should" be and the looking down on Jo for not being "womanly enough". A lot of the comments made in the book were just...

"Women should learn to be agreeable, particularly poor ones, for they have no other way of repaying the kindness they receive." What kind of message is this? ( )
  Dreklogar | Jan 5, 2021 |
Part II of Little Women starts off less interesting than the first part, but picks up its pace and ends with as much charm and feeling. I will never tire of Jo and her loved ones! ( )
  MMKY | Jul 3, 2020 |
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Alcott, Louisa Mayprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haahti, AnnikkiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sóvágó, KatalinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In order that we may start afresh, and go to Meg's wedding with free minds, it will be well to begin with a little gossip about the Marches.
In order that we may go to Meg's wedding with free minds, it will be well to begin with a little gossip about the Marchs.
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Little Woman, Part II, originally known only as "Part Second"
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'As they sat together in the twilight, talking over their small plans, the future always grew so beautiful and bright' Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy have grown up together in Orchard House with their friend Laurie next door, and now it's time for them to go out and find their places in the big wide world, to do the great and marvellous things they've dreamed of and discover their 'castles in the air'. They each find themselves tested, and fall in love, but when tragedy strikes they find their best comfort is in each other, and home. BACKSTORY- Learn more about the unusual author and have a go at making jam!

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The second story about the March family. Three years on from 'Little women' the March girls and their friend Laurie are young adults with their futures ahead of them. Although they all face painful trials along the way - from Meg's sad lesson in housekeeping to Laurie's disappointment in love and a tragedy which touches them all - each of the girls finally finds happiness, if not always in the way they expect.
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