What Readers are Saying
"Little Woman in Blue is an inspiring and engaging fictional portrait of the artist May Alcott, written with knowledge, sensitivity, and beauty. It is wonderful to see May Alcott gain the center of her own story, and inhabit it with such generosity and grace."
— Harriet Scott Chessman, author of Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
“Devotees of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will be intrigued by this fictionalized biography of the women behind the characters.”
— Library Journal
“A timeless study of two sisters set against the rich and vivid backdrop of nineteenth century New England, London, and Paris, and one you will carry in your heart for a very long time after you have finished reading it.”
“Thoughtful readers will appreciate the depictions of the sisters’ passion for their art and the challenges that 19th-century American women faced when they worked for a living.”
“Atkins delivers a marvelous reimagining of the very human story behind one of America’s most beloved novels. … LITTLE WOMAN IN BLUE is the LITTLE WOMAN I have always wanted, and for those who enjoy literature of this time period, and complicated female protagonists, I highly recommend it.”
— Erika Robuck, author of The House of Hawthorne and Hemingway’s Girl, Read review...
“Little Woman in Blue is a fast-paced, compelling story of two sisters, and their unquenchable drive for success.”
“Atkins… has brought to life the person, places, and time of May Alcott, but in doing so, she has drawn attention to the fact that May Alcott might well be “Everywoman,” no matter in which era she lives, where she chooses to live, or what craft she strives to perfect.”