Published in 1868, This is a lovely and heart rending tale about the March family?a family who loses its wealth and gains much more-love and unity. It follows the lives, loves and tribulations of fours sisters growing up during the American Civil War while the Father March is away with the Union armies. The novel tells of their progress into young womanhood with the additional strains if romance, marriage and outside world. This book shows how in all times, love and hope are the most faithful companions, for when all else fails we can depend on them. Little women has become a much loved classic tale and, while some of its issues seem outdated, many of the trials of the sisters are all too relevant today as evidenced by its continued following.