How do I love thee: 14 novel declarations of love

For all who are beloved. Hope these are helpful this coming Valentine’s Day as you plan surprises for loved ones! (For those who haven’t yet read Little Women or the Courtship of Jo March, I haven’t made a note of who said these lines to whom so as not to spoil the stories :)) 

All the days of my lifeLW Theodore Laurence

An encouraging wordLW Marmee

A note of thanksLW James Laurence

A passionate pleaLW John Brooke prank

For one who makes life beautiful

LW Mr March

For richer or poorerLW Marmee 2

Waiting for youLW John Brooke

An inspiring friendshipCOJM Theodore Laurence

Why I love him

COJM Beth March

The inevitability of loveCOJM Marmee

Esteem and gratitudeCOJM Jo March

Cannot be bought, cannot be forced

Postcard - Love - The courtship of Jo March

All in my being

COJM Jo March speech

IncomparableCOJM Frank Vaughn

Little Women is available to read for free via Project Gutenberg, and the Courtship of Jo March is available as an eBook (Scribd offers readers a free 30 day trial) and paperback



  1. Dear Trix,
    I know we all have our favorite novel that we adore so much that it enables us to read it over and over again (mine is ‘Out of The Silent Planet’ by C.S. Lewis), but I must know: how often, and how many times you have read ‘Little Women’? I think that to be able to blog about it consistently you must either have an excellent recollection of the novel from your first reading of it, or you must pick it up every morning like a devotional. 🙂
    I love your blog! Keep it up!
    -J.D. Kitrell

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    • Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and for your encouraging comments! To be honest I haven’t kept count of how many times I’ve read it, though the first time was when I was 14, and I have read it multiple times since then (Part 1 a lot more than Part 2), usually around Christmas time, or sometimes I’ll read favorite chapters when the mood takes me at other times of year (for example, I really love the chapter “Being Neighborly,” so that’s gotten more re-reads than other parts of the novel).

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