Sunday, April 29, 2012

Guest Review: Louisa and the Missing Heiress by Anna Maclean

I'd like to welcome McKenzie Wagner who has stopped by to share a lovely book review she's written for us!

Long before she will achieve fame as the author of Little Women, Louisa May Alcott is writing stories of a more dark and mysterious nature. But nothing prepares her for the role of amateur detective she assumes when the body of her dear friend, wealthy newlywed Dorothy Wortham, is found floating in Boston's harbor.

It's well known that Dorothy's family didn't approve of her husband, a confirmed fortune hunter, but Louisa suspects that some deeper secret lies behind her friend's tragic murder...

Guest review by McKenzie Wagner.

My sister works at a local book store, Downtown Book & Toy. The owner of the bookstore suggested it to me as a great read.

Anna Maclean takes us back into the fictional life of a classic author, Louisa May Alcott. Louisa is in the midst of writing the timeless classic, Little Women, when tragedy strikes her life. Dorothy, the recently married very wealth heiress, has suddenly died. Louisa defies the norms of society and acts out against the role of a typical woman. Dorothy’s family is not supportive of the search for Dorothy’s murder, nor is Dorothy’s husband Preston. Louisa thrives on the dark and mystery developing in Boston. The search for Dorothy’s murder becomes dangerous, bloody, and life threatening. The deeper secrets hidden in everyone’s lives will shock you…

Anna Maclean is a thrilling and entertaining author, and this novel is full of mystery and joy. The characters are colorful and enticing drawing the reader from page to page and chapter to chapter. The ending is exciting, colorful, and unexpected creating anticipation for the next novel, Louisa and the Country Bachelor.

★★★★ = Really Liked It

About McKenzie:

I am a junior at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. I am a double major in Secondary Education and English Literature with a minor in Women’s Studies. I love to read historical fiction and perusing a book store until I find the perfect book!


Ryan said...

Sounds like a rather intersting premise. I'm reading the series of books by Nicola Upson that features Josephine Tey as an investiagtor. So seeing another author who wasn't famous for writing mystery books as a detecitve is intriguing.

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