The Calico Books


Title: The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott by Kelly O’Connor McNees Pages: 376 Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance Published by: Berkley (May 3rd, 2011) Summary 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… Read More

Hello, and welcome back to another Movie Monday – a semimonthly feature on my blog where I compare and discuss books and their movie adaptation! Today I’m discussing the 1990 movie, Lantern Hill, based off the book Jane of Lantern Hill by LM Montgomery. *I received this movie in exchange for an honest review.  A huge thank you to Sullivan Entertainment!* Also, please be aware there may be spoilers!   After reading Jane of Lantern Hill (be… Read More

Title: Jane of Lantern Hill by L. M. Montgomery Pages: 288 Genres: Classic, Fiction, Children’s/Young Adult Published by: Seal Books (Nov. 1, 1989; originally published 1937) Summary For as long as she could remember, Jane Stuart and her mother lived with her grandmother in a dreary mansion in Toronto. Jane always believed her father was dead–until she accidentally learned he was alive and well and living on Prince Edward Island. When Jane spends the summer at his… Read More