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Book Review: Kate's Choice

The Ladies Library Christmas Celebration

The Ladies Library is hosting a Christmas Celebration, where participants are welcome to share book or movie reviews about Christmas. Entries are open until right up to Christmas Day. Please stop by The Ladies Library to learn more, to read what others have posted, and to post your own review for the event.

Here is my review for the Christmas Celebration....

Kate's Choice

Kate's Choice

written by Louisa May Alcott

125 pages



If you're looking for a delightful and quick Christmas read, this book would be perfect. It is actually a compilation of 3 short stories by Louisa May Alcott. The first story of the book is called Kate's Choice, and it was my favorite story of the book. It is about a young girl from England who has come to stay with relatives in America. She has all her aunts & uncles on their toes as they wait to hear about a certain life-changing decision that she must make. Not only does she make a surprising choice, but she also plans a very merry Christmas secret.

What Love Can Do is the second short story in the book. It features 2 sisters who share their quaint Christmas wishes with each other. Each of them wish they had a bit more money to spend on gifts for their family.
What awaits them on their doorstep on Christmas morning?

The last story is entitled Gwen's Adventure in the Snow. It shows the great courage of little boys & girls who get caught in a snowstorm during a fun sleigh ride. They cannot return home. How will they survive the frigid night?

Each of these stories have their own unique personality. The characters within the pages of this book show excellent qualities and virtues, just like all of Louisa May Alcott's writings. I have a very high recommendation for this book, and hope you'll enjoy reading it this Christmas season.

Remember to take a look at the The Ladies Library Christmas Celebration page for more details!!


  1. Hi Tarissa!
    I've never heard of that before, that sounds like a good book to read at Christmas-time! I just finished a book called "A Quiet Little Woman" which is another one of Louisa May Alcott's Christmas new-found collections- and I thought it was the only one until now! I hope I'll get the chance to read this one, too. Great review!


  2. Thank you for psoting a review for this Tarissa!
    I was wondering if you were going to do the "Winter Words" reading challenge this year? It was fun last year, though I did not finsish it.