The war over Jo has some success as a writer but is annoyed when Amy is chosen over her to accompany an aunt to Europe and, with Meg giving birth to twins, feels side-lined, despite love-lorn Laurie's efforts to cheer her. She moves to New York to further her writing career and earn money to help sickly Beth, meeting the kindly Professor Bhaer, who is minding his orphaned nephews but returns home to take Beth to the seaside. However Beth is severely weakened by her illness and the family must prepare for the worst. A grieving Jo considers eschewing writing but is dissuaded by her father and finds success professionally and, with Professor Bhaer, personally whilst Laurie discovers happiness with Amy.
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My Beth. Sitting patient in the shadow, Till the blessed life shall come, A serene and saintly presence, Sanctifies our troubled home, O my sister passing from me, Out of human care and strife, Leave me as a gift those virtues, Which have beautified your life. By Josephine March