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The Darker Side of Lousia May Alcott!!!
If you read the novel, Little Women and you think you know Lousia May Alcott, think again! This book is not about a family of girls make homespun quilts!
Warning: This is a suspense/thriller. With many tragic moments and unsettling events.
A restless girl, at the age of 16 desires to lead a romantic and adeventureous life. The only problem is she is trapped with her grandfather in home with no visitors or diversions! Until one day a mysterious man comes to call. This is how the story starts,
Our heroine finally escapes her grandfather's clutches and leaves with this mysterious man that she know very little about. She soon discovers she does not want this much adventure so she tries to escape but wherever she turns she is being pursued by her lover! He will not surrender her to anyone. He has grown to love her passionately! She is constantly seeking the refuge from kind strangers and friends! But he always finds her!It is so exciting and it was surprising that Louisa May Alcott could write such a book! If you enjoy a good chase that you can get wrapped up in, give this book a try. I remind you that the title is a LONG, FATAL LOVE chase.
I highly recommend this book, you want be able to have peace of mind until you finish it!
A great love adventure
Oh wow I dont know how to start, I dont like to read much but I picked up this book and never put it down. Yes, it is a romance but there is so much drama and excitment. I would read a chapter and have to keep reading because it was so good and it really grabs ur attention! I HIGHLEY recommend it.
A Long Fatal Love Chase - A most appropriate title
What a brilliant book! Not as good as Little Women, perhaps, but a wonderful. Only slow for the first few chapters, after which it is fast-paced and highly entertaining. On moment Rosamond is in the garret and the next, she is at the asylum. I really cannot see why it was rejected so long ago because after all the immoral deeds of Tempest are condemned, not glorified.
Personally, I think Philip Tempest is one of the greatest villians of classic literature. There is nothing likeable about him, in the slightest; it is almost impossible to feel for him anything but hatred. Father Ignatius is as good as Tempest is evil, refusing to kill him even at the best of opportunities, despite the most valid of reasons. Rather than the classic damsel-in-distress, the heroine Rosamond Vivian is intelligent and resourceful but maintains the 'wronged-innocent' characteristic at the same time.
Rosamond's love for each of the men reflects on their character. With Tempest, a sudden fulfilling of a desire and then it is "killed"(quoting Rosamond). While, for Ignatius, a new, pure love, blossoms - affection rather than attraction. Of course, complications ensue leading to a dramatic climax.
Although the tragedy is regretable, I would not have preferred it otherwise for it is a fitting end to a masterpiece by a true artist.
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