Fabulous fabulous fabulous book! You really get to see into the life of Louisa May Alcott. The story is based on actual happenings (the summer in Walpole, her living in Boston alone) but the plot, the romance is fictional. Little Women has always been one of my favorite books, and in this book you can see the characters come alive just as in LW. Sometimes you just want to smack Louisa and other times your heart breaks for her.
We get to read about a man she falls in love with and contemplate that maybe this is what really happened to her and was the reason and character behind Jo's Laurie in Little Women.
If you loved reading her novel then you will definitely love reading about her.