J by Lacy Rohre

Jo March to Jane Bennet 

Women often think aloud, looking for inspiration or a common ally. This piece takes a minute to wonder what if Josephine March, the standout sister of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, wrote a letter to Jane Bennet, the quiet counterpart to the heroine Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Jane’s gentleness makes the perfect sounding board for Jo, who writes her in a fit of rage. Jane is best known for almost losing her Mr. Bingley when she held her heart too close for him to see. In contrast, Jo wears her writer’s heart on her sleeve.

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