The Little Women Devotional Press Kit

RACHEL DODGE is represented by Janet Grant, President & Founder, Books & Such Literary Agency. For media inquiries, please contact Jeane Burgess, Wynn-Wynn Media, LLC: jeane at wynnwynnmedia dot com. For immediate questions, please Contact Rachel.

Book Description

Devotional Inspiration from the Lives of Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy

The Little Women Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Louisa May Alcott novel, cherished by generations of readers.

Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as His cherished daughter. This beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.

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Rachel Dodge Short Bio

RACHEL DODGE is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen. Rachel teaches college English; speaks at libraries, literary groups, and teas; and writes for Jane Austen’s World. A true kindred spirit at heart, she loves books, bonnets, and ballgowns. You can visit her at RachelDodge.com or on Instagram @kindredspiritbooks.

Rachel Dodge Long Bio

RACHEL DODGE is the author of The Little Women Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion to Louisa May Alcott’s Beloved Classic, The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen. She teaches college writing and literature classes and gives talks at local book clubs, libraries, and literary groups. Rachel is a regular contributor to Jane Austen’s World blog, Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine, and various other literary and faith-based blogs and online magazines. She was the keynote speaker at the Sacramento Public Library’s “How Austentatious!” series, Notable Books series, and 2014 Jane Austen Birthday Tea.

Rachel is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. in English and public relations) and California State University, Sacramento (M.A. in English literature). She wrote her Master’s Thesis on etiquette in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and won the 2005 Dominic J. Bazzanella Literary Award in non-fiction for “Pictures of (Im)perfection: Jane Austen’s ‘Delightful’ Elizabeth Bennet.” She is an active member of Inspire Writers, JASNA, JASNA Greater Sacramento, and the L.M. Montgomery Institute.

A true kindred spirit at heart, Rachel loves books, bonnets, and ball gowns. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and kids, walking her dog, or watching period dramas.

Editorial Reviews

Review

“The story of Little Women has always been the literary form of a cozy blanket from which generations of readers can seek comfort and warmth time and again. In this new devotional, Rachel brilliantly draws parallels between the scriptures and the most memorable excerpts of the beloved yet bittersweet classic. And just like the original story, this new book has the power to captivate hearts for years to come.”
-Jen Smith, book collector, photographer, and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)


“Rachel Dodge has a way of making you feel as though you’re with an old friend, chatting about life and love and faith over a cup of tea. The Little Woman Devotional is no exception. The moment you open its pages, you’re swept into a well-loved favorite and with that comes all the comfortable, warm feelings of Christmas dinner and fireside conversations. This isn’t merely a charming tribute to the Marches, though. Rachel has woven eternal truths into each passage in an encouraging and gentle bid to help you see past the story. To think more deeply about what you initially read. It’s the perfect book for any young lady in your life but I challenge you to not fall in love with it yourself.”
-Kimberly Duffy, author of A Tapestry of Light and Every Word Unsaid


“This is a charming devotional that brought back fond memories of my first reading of Little Women as a girl. I especially appreciated the prayers and personal applications at the end of each section. The book will become a treasured addition to your devotional library. Buy a copy for someone you love. Within its pages, faith, hope, and love abound.”
-Shirley Raye Redmondauthor of Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God, the 2021 children’s book recipient of the Christianity Today Book Award

“Rachel Dodge has given us a great gift in The Little Women Devotional. Reading these pages is like having a cozy chat with a friend by the fire. Dodge connects Alcott’s classic about the March girls’ life with our own spiritual lives in a beautiful, grace-filled, and encouraging way. I simply cannot I plan to buy a copy for every dear sister and friend I know!”
-Carrie Stephens, author of Holy Guacamole


“When I heard that Rachel Dodge was writing a devotional based on Little Women, I couldn’t wait to read it. The book was even more wonderful than I expected. Rachel has a special gift for drawing biblical truths out of classic stories in a way that makes readers appreciate them in a deeper way. The Little Women Devotional invites those who have already fallen in love with Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy, Marmie, and Laurie to see how their adventures, lessons, and losses reflect God’s grace and work in all of our lives. This is a perfect book for women to read with their daughters, sisters, friends, or alone while drawing closer to Jesus.”
-Jeanette Hanscome, author of Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise

“This devotional is such a beautiful companion to the Little Women classic novel! This beautiful devotional is Truth-filled and God-honoring. It highlights events and conversations in the chapters and also goes in depth into scripture themes throughout the book. I have purchased the author’s Anne of Green Gables and Jane Austen devotionals as well. They are simply wonderful and I really can’t recommend them enough!”
-Lucy McCracken, artist, designer, and literary gift shop owner at Lucy in the Sky Creations (@lucyintheskycreations)


“My own daughter who has read the novel Little Women numerous times was struck by how each chapter in the March sisters’ lives apply to so much in her life. Her first comments to me were how delighted she was to find so many lessons in this devotional that applied to her no matter how different her situations are than the characters in the book. This devotional encourages girls to think deeply not only about their reading but about their lives and relationships with God.”
-Lea Ann Garfias, author of Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling

“As a Homeschool Mom and road school travel blogger, I classify The Little Woman Devotional as an heirloom treasure. I found myself curled up in a blanket with my kids & coffee in the morning, being transported back in time. Each devotion provoked amazing conversation and teaching moments. This devotional and Rachel Dodge’s other classic devotionals will be a staple in our family’s library. I highly recommend them to be in yours.”
-Bethannah Guzman, blogger and designer at BethannahGuzman.com and @lovebethannah on Instagram


“Rachel Dodge has a gift for connecting the greatest classic book of all time–the Bible–with the characters and themes of the beloved classics. In this luminous devotional, each day she links a story or anecdote from Little Women and ties it into Scripture, making both the novel and the Bible come alive in a new way. The best part for me is the daily personal applications, which allow me to live out new truths gleaned from the pages of God’s word and one of my all-time most cherished novels. It was a joy to meet again with Marmee, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (not to mention Laurie and Professor Bhaer) as I drew closer to God’s loving, guiding heart.”
–Lorilee Craker, the author of 15 books, including Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging and the Orphan in Us All.


Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Barbour Books (December 1, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1636090966
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1636090962
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.74 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5 x 7 inches