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Good Wives

By Louisa May Alcott

“I’d rather see you poor men’s wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.”

– Marmee

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Book Summary


Classic Literature, Fiction Novel, Family Saga


Friendship, Morality, Poverty, Duty, Women’s Rights, Ambition, Mortality, and Family


10 years +


Set three years after the final events in ‘Little Women’, ‘Good Wives’ continues the story and follows the lives of the four March girls – now all Little Women.

Meg navigates married life and financial strain, Jo succeeds in getting her books published and accepts a job as a governess, and Beth struggles to maintain her health while sensing her future is short. At the same time, Amy goes abroad and blossoms from the family’s baby into a thriving young lady and hopeful artist.

This is a wholesome story about four young women navigating friendship, love, marriage, duty, and loss.

Content Warning:

Death, Beth dies at the end of the novel. This may distress sensitive teens.

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