Things I share with the Little Women sisters

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From a failed dinner party, missing out on the adventure of a lifetime and receiving a proposal from my best friend, these are the things I share with the March sisters from Little Women. Continue reading

All Little Women means to me

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How a book comes to take such a shape of significance in anyone’s life does so slowly – almost like it does because one doesn’t expect it to… Because we read it, we made different choices. We saw the world differently. And we lived a different life to one we otherwise might have. For me, Little Women was one of those books. Continue reading

Little Women’s unwritten letter

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Theodore Laurence wrote one last letter to Jo March whilst on the European Grand Tour, a second proposal of marriage. This is the letter he might have written… Continue reading

The man for Jo March: Theodore Laurence, Friedrich Bhaer, or…

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In The Courtship of Jo March, does Mr Bhaer ever come into the picture? Do Laurie and Jo’s marriage end up as dramatic as their friendship? Etain, A Homeschooling Life Continue reading

Loss of a beloved: Little Women and the valley of the shadow

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I used to pass over this chapter in Little Women. Now, this passage is a comfort. How many of these words now resonate in my soul. How thankful I am for this beautiful, personal, moving chapter that must have given voice to all that Louisa herself felt upon losing Elizabeth, and gives voice to all who have ever known such loss. Continue reading