Today's Topic: One of the best parts about book blogging is the exposure to books and authors you might never have heard of before. Pimp the book you think needs more recognition on this day. Get creative! Maybe share snippets from other bloggers who have reviewed it or make some fun art to get your message across.

I am sure many of you must have heard of Louisa May Alcott. After all, she was the author of the well-known and beloved novel of Little Women; a story whereby it is loosely based on the author's childhood experiences with her three sisters. 

As much as I want to pimp about this book for today's topic, however I want to mention about her other title instead and that is A Long Fatal Love Chase, which Louisa wrote under a pen name as A. M. Barnard during the mid 1860s. 

Based on the information I found on Wikipedia, I understand that Louisa had in fact wrote A Long Fatal Love Chase (ALFLC) two years before the publication of Little Women. And the manuscript for ALFLC remained unpublished until 1995! 

I don't think I'd have heard of this book if I didn't come across a review I read in 2010, and I was very glad I read it as I have a thing for Gothic romance and best of all, this book is full of intensity which I believe will appeal to thrillers fans too.  

(My review on ALFLC can be found here.) 
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15 Responses
  1. Charlie Says:

    A gothic romance you say? Sounds incredibly different to Little Women! I had never heard of it until now so thank you for spreading the word about a little-known title from a popular author!

  2. Marg Says:

    Oh, this sounds interesting! Thanks for posting about it!

  3. Elizabeth Says:

    Wow...never heard of this book.


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  4. Ooh thanks for sharing this work by Alcott - I hadn't heard of it before.

  5. I've never heard of this book! Ooh, I'm loving today's BBAW topic. I have the feeling my tbr pile is going to be insane, lol.

  6. Sounds Great - I loved her other works. Hard to believe that it wasn't published for so long! Thanks for sharing it :)

  7. This sounds fascinating! It's not at all what one would expect from L.M. Alcott. I'm definitely going to add this to my wish list (and recommend it to my sister, whose favorite book is Little Women).

    Thanks for this! I'm stunned that I knew absolutely nothing about this text or her A. M. Barnard pseudonym...

  8. Not sure I've heard of this, either. Thanks.

  9. This sounds like it is a great read! Thanks for bringing it to my attention, Melody!

  10. The Bookworm Says:

    I had heard of this one before and was surprised Alcott wrote it. I have to read it one day. I enjoyed Little Women,

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks for sharing! I loved the book little women, I didn't even know about this book, so I'll have to go check it out!

  12. I love it when I learn about a new book that is up my alley. I love classics and this is by one of the greats. Thanks for your post.


  13. Heidenkind Says:

    Great post, Melody! I read Little Women a few years ago and didn't like it all that much; but I know Louisa May Alcott had a very different sensibility from reading a collection of her horror short stories.

    This book sounds very intriguing and I will definitely give it a try!

  14. Melody Says:

    Hello everyone! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog!

    I'm glad I mentioned this book and that you all will be checking on this book. I hope you'll enjoy reading this as much as I did!! :-)

  15. ha!! I've never heard of this one before. There were a couple others by Alcott that I learned about after I started blogging--funny how sometimes one book gets all the love.

    Saw that you reviewed Gone Girl. I'm hoping to read it this weekend so I've skipped your review.

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