Meg longs to begin her new life with John Brook, though they can never be rich; Jo returns to devote herself to literature, and to Beth, whose illness has left her weak but whose serenity shines through the household; and Amy has gone to Aunt March, bribed with the offer of drawing lessons. Laurie remains irrepressible, with his high spirits and sense of fun, though his pursuit of Jo’s affections seems unlikely to succeed...
Good Wives is the sequel to Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale, Little Women (though often included as part of a single volume in book form). Enjoyed by countless generations of girl and women, Good Wives picks up the story three years on from where its predecessor left off, and continues to follow the lives and loves of the March sisters as they leave childhood behind and make their way in the adult world.
In Good Wives, each of the now not so little women – Jo, Beth, Meg and Amy March – are embarking on their own paths. The story starts with the marriage of eldest sister Meg to John Brooke, and romance is also on the cards for her younger siblings, along with heartbreak and the complications of adulthood. Jo continues to pursue her writing career with some success, Amy, ever the wild, unpredictable one travels to the other side of the world, while delicate Beth continues to stoically battle against her failing health.
This unabridged audiobook is read energetically by Lorelie King, and is the perfect accompaniment for her audio reading of Little Women. King has previously won numerous awards for her unabridged readings, and makes this second part of the March sister’s saga truly come alive.