Monday, March 14, 2016
Review: The Revelation of Louisa May
author: michaela maccoll
book birthday: april 14, 2015
rating: 3.5 stars
blurb from goodreads:
Louisa May Alcott can't believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household. How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her own? But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love. Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, Michaela MacColl has crafted another spunky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.
I am fascinated with Louisa May Alcott and loved reading Little Women as well as watching the many different versions of the movie. The Revelation of Louisa May had a good beginning; we meet a 15 year old Louisa May who has to face the burden of her family being separated so her mom can work to earn money for the family. Louisa May takes on the responsibilities her mother had as well as assisting her family with their role in the Underground Railroad. This book was a light read. It took me forever to finish it because of school, work, etc.but it was enjoyable. The subject matter is not as intense as I thought it would be. Oh, and it was refreshing to see some familiar characters we know were involved in Louisa May's life like Ralph Waldo Emerson. All in all, this one was a good book to come home to and read a chapter or two after a long day at work and with Baby Jay. 3.5 stars because it's not really one I would read again or own on my bookshelf.