“Only Gossip Prospers” by Lorraine Tosiello
“Author Tosiello loved “Little Women” as a girl and has created a wonderful novel of Louisa May Alcott’s time in New York, as an adult and prominent author. Fans of “Little Women” will love this historical fiction novel, “Only Gossip Prospers.”- Green Gables Book Reviews
Louisa May Alcott is at the peak of her career and takes a trip for healing to New York. She looks forward to the theatre and all the wonderful things that the city has to offer, but is not seeking to be known for her fame. She is even entering New York under an assumed name to maintain her privacy.
Louisa befriends and becomes a caretaker to many along her journey. When her name is exposed, she fears that others may not understand her position.
The book showcases New York in the 1870s and shows Louisa experiencing the wonder of the theatre and shopping, but also the despair of children earning a living without their parents. Louisa meets friends both new and old, she enjoys her time but leaves abruptly. Read the book to see her story unfold!
Written from her journals during this time, with references to New York and Alcott’s literary works, “Only Gossip Prospers” is a behind the scenes historical fiction novel of Alcott’s career at its peak.
Well written, very well documented historical fiction!
Paperback: 321 pages
Publisher: Pink Umbrella Books LLC (December 5, 2019)