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September 24, 2015 / Leslie

Book Feature and Giveaway: Little Woman in Blue

Little Woman in Blue is a fictionalized account of a real-life rivalry between two sisters who crave wealth, fame, and travel at a time when women are expected to be content with a humble home life.

About the Book

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by Jeannine Atkins
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: September 2015
Format: Paperback | 280 pages

May Alcott spends her days sewing blue shirts for Union soldiers, but she dreams of painting a masterpiece—which many say is impossible for a woman—and of finding love, too. When she reads her sister’s wildly popular novel, Little Women, she is stung by Louisa’s portrayal of her as “Amy,” the youngest of four sisters who trades her desire to succeed as an artist for the joys of hearth and home. Determined to prove her talent, May makes plans to move far from Massachusetts and make a life for herself with room for both watercolors and a wedding dress. Can she succeed? And if she does, what price will she have to pay?

Based on May Alcott’s letters and diaries, as well as memoirs written by her neighbors, Little Woman in Blue puts May at the center of the story she might have told about sisterhood and rivalry in an extraordinary family.

About the Author

Jeannine Atkins is the acclaimed author of twelve books for young readers featuring women in history, including Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie and their Daughters. She is an adjunct professor at Simmons College and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. .

More Information

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Giveaway Information

Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of Little Woman in Blue to give away to a reader with a US mailing address. To enter, fill out the form below on or before midnight, Saturday, October 3rd. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and notified by email.

[Giveaway has ended]

Winner: Susan V. @ Dab of Darkness

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Leave a Comment
  1. Mary / Sep 25 2015 6:16 pm

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, Leslie.


  2. Suko / Sep 25 2015 6:25 pm

    Leslie, thanks for hosting this giveaway. I will add it to my blog’s sidebar soon. 🙂


    • jeannineatkins / Sep 27 2015 5:27 pm

      Suko, thank you for putting the giveaway on your blog! Jeannine



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