Rose In Bloom Author:Louisa May Alcott From Amazon: — If Eight Couisins was great, Rose In Bloom is classic! I left the child-hood friends in great anticipation of meeting them again as adults. At the same time, however, I felt an ominous sense of foreboding. . . Would Charlie and Mac ruin their friendship in vieing for their sweet cousin's hand? I could not imagine Mac striving with ... more »anyone over anything. So . . . what then? Would the romantic and debonair Charlie simply sweep Rose off her feet, while Mac stands in the background and sighs with dissapiontment? No. That didn't seem to fit, either. As it turned out, the good and noble Mac did win Rose's heart over his hansome and undiciplined cousin. I - like Rose - first fell in love with "the Prince". And like her, I came to see, through tragic circumstances, what true love really means. . . finding someone you can look up to, instead of lift up.« less
Rose (from Eight Cousins) returns from a trip around the world a more educated older (but still young) woman. She needs to settle down and realizes everyone thinks she should get married. As a woman with money, this is tricky. How can she determine who likes her and who cares for her money? She enjoys the company of her many cousins who both charm and annoy her. She also wants to find something useful and helpful to do for the more needy people in the world. Can she find a useful occupation and a suitable match? A sweet coming of age story.