A richly imagined, remarkably written story of the woman who created Little Women- and how love changed her in ways she never expected.
Deftly mixing fact and fiction, Kelly O'Connor McNees returns to the summer of 1855, when vivacious Louisa May Alcott is twenty-two and bursting to free herself from family and societal constraints and do what she loves most. Stuck in small-town New Hampshire, she meets Joseph Singer, and as she opens her heart, 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.
Louisa May Alcott is 22 and determined to escape the responsibilities of her ever-impoverished family and follow her dreams of independence and becoming a writer. So she's shocked when she realizes she is falling in love with Joseph Singer, a love that could destroy all her artistic ambitions. Kelly O'Connor McNees creatively imagines a fictional romance for the beloved author of LITTLE WOMEN--a summer romance lost to literary history that could plausibly explain how Alcott wrote so movingly about love without any record of her ever being in love, and why, for the rest of her life, she would never seem to have a romantic involvement of any kind.
- Romance, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Historical Fiction, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Historical Romance
- Berkley Pub. Group
- May 3, 2011
- May 3, 2011
- Kelly O'Connor McNees