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ORANGE - Berkley

Meg and Jo
By (author): Virginia Kantra
9780593100349 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Women Dec 03, 2019
$22.00 CAD
Active 5.49 x 8.27 x 1.04 in 400 pages Berkley
From New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra comes a heartwarming modern novel inspired by the timeless classic Little Women.

The March sisters—reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish Amy and shy Beth—have grown up to pursue their separate dreams. When Jo followed her ambitions to New York City, she never thought her career in journalism would come crashing down, leaving her struggling to stay afloat in a gig economy as a prep cook-slash-secret food blogger.

Meg appears to have the life she always planned—the handsome husband, the adorable toddlers, the house in a charming subdivision. But sometimes getting everything you ever wanted isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

When their mother’s illness forces the sisters home to North Carolina for the holidays, they’ll rediscover what really matters.

One thing’s for sure—they’ll need the strength of family and the power of sisterhood to remake their lives and reimagine their dreams.

Story Locale: New York City and North Carolina

RETELLING OF A CLASSIC: This is a contemporary retelling of the beloved classic, Little Women, with strong themes of family, sisterhood, and romance that will resonate with young and old readers alike

WE HAVE MORE BOOKS WITH VIRGINIA: The sequel, featuring Beth and Amy March, will follow in 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Virginia’s paranormal romance series, the Children of the Sea series, were national bestsellers, hitting the chain romance lists, and she was also part of the NYT bestselling anthology Shifter, which featured a Children of the Sea novella

AUTHOR DOING IMPORTANT CAREER PIVOT: Like Chanel Cleeton, Virginia started her career writing contemporary mass-market romance and is now pivoting to trade women’s fiction

LOTS OF EXCITEMENT FOR THE NEW FILM ADAPTATION OF LITTLE WOMEN with a star-studded cast including Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet and writer/director Greta Gerwig (release date 12/25/19)

New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra is the author of almost thirty novels. Her stories have earned numerous awards including two Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Awards, ten RITA® nominations, and two National Readers’ Choice Awards. Carolina Dreaming, the fifth book in her Dare Island series, won the 2017 RITA® Award for Best Contemporary Romance - Midlength and was named one of BookPage’s Top Ten Romance Novels of 2016.

Virginia is married to her college sweetheart, a coffee shop owner who keeps her well supplied with caffeine and material. They make their home in North Carolina, where they raised three (mostly adult) children. She is a firm believer in the strength of family, the importance of storytelling, and the power of love.

Her favorite thing to make for dinner? Reservations.

Author Residence: North Carolina

Marketing: Online advertising

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IndieBound campaign

Pre-publication consumer outreach

Social media campaign

Consumer sweepstakes

Library marketing campaign

Book club promotions

Discussion guide available online

E-mail marketing campaign

Feature on Read It Forward

Publicity: Select author appearances

National print publicity

Online publicity campaign

Blog campaign

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Author Social Media: Twitter: @VirginiaKantra;

Praise for Virginia Kantra and the Dare Island novels

“Virginia Kantra delivers.”—New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz

“It’s always a joy to read Virginia Kantra.”—New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross

“Hums with the rhythm of life…I loved it.”—Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of At the River’s Edge

“Intimate and inviting…contemporary romance at its most gratifying.”—USA Today

“If you have not yet visited Virginia Kantra’s Dare Island, I enthusiastically encourage you to do so…. Learn why many readers, myself included, have fallen in love with these wonderful characters and the island they call home.”—The Romance Dish

“A wonderful love story.”—Fiction Vixen

“Her wonderful characters…engage and inspire me…. I love this series, and if you’re looking for solid romance with a generous helping of steam, Dare Island is a great place to get lost in.”—The Bookish Babes


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