This week Michaela MacColl’s latest YA masterpiece; Secrets in the Snow, was released: to celebrate we are here to take a look at her library of literary heroines. From Louisa May Alcott to Emily Dickens, MacColl has brought our favourite authors to life with fictionalised stories based on their real lives.
The Revelation of Louisa May: A Novel of Intrigue and Romance
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 plucky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.
Emily and Charlotte Brontë are as opposite as two sisters can be, but they have one thing in common: a love of writing. Can they use their imaginations to determine the connection between the mysterious death of a neighbour and the appearance of a handsome stranger? And will Emily find love along the way?
When fifteen-year-old Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious, hand¬some young man who doesn’t seem to know who she or her family is and playfully refuses to divulge his name, she’s intrigued. She enjoys her secret flirtation with “Mr. Nobody”—until he turns up dead in her family’s pond. She’s stricken with guilt and is deter¬mined to discover who this enigmatic stranger was before he’s buried in an anonymous grave, an investigation that takes her deep into town secrets, blossoming romance, and deadly danger. A celebration of Emily Dickinson’s intellect and spunk, this exquisitely written and meticulously researched page-turner will excite fans of mystery, romance and poetry alike.
Secrets In the Snow
Jane Austen‘s family is eager to secure her future by marrying her off. But Jane is much more interested in writing her novels, and finds every suitor lacking—until the mysterious Mr. Lefroy arrives. Could he be the one? Before Jane can find out, she must solve a murder, clear her family’s name and face a decision that might cost her true love.