April 25, 2011

Review: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees


In the bestselling tradition of Loving Frank and March comes a novel for anyone who loves Little Women. Millions of readers have fallen in love with Little Women. But how could Louisa May Alcott-who never had a romance-write so convincingly of love and heart-break without experiencing it herself? Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees imagines a love affair that would threaten Louisa's writing career-and inspire the story of Jo and Laurie in Little Women. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire in 1855, Louisa finds herself torn between a love that takes her by surprise and her dream of independence as a writer in Boston. The choice she must make comes with a steep price that she will pay for the rest of her life.

While reading THE LOST SUMMER OF LOUISA MAY ALCOTT, I felt like I was transported to the past and living through the book.  It was amazing to see what things were like during the 19th century and be entertained all at the same time.  I definitely recommend this book to my fellow book-lovers.

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O'Connor McNees
Penguin Group (USA)
9780399156526
May 2011
352 pages

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for free.

1 comment:

Melanie Ski said...

Sounds good, going to put that on my to read list!
Melanie