In this Louisa May Alcott sequel to Eight Cousins, Rose Campbell returns to the "Aunt Hill" after two years of traveling around the world. Suddenly, she is surrounded by male admirers, all expecting her to marry them. But before she marries anyone, Rose is determined to establish herself as an independent young woman. Besides, she suspects that some of her friends like her more for her money than for herself. How can Rose tell who her real friends are? Is there anyone she can count on? Recommended for grade 11. 1989, Puffin Classics. 326 pp.
This book was awesome! I grew up reading the first book about Rose Campbell and was delighted to read this book. The reader see that Rose has matured into a femine young lady. The reader will encounter her seven cousins again. The boys have all changed for the better, save one. Rose finds that she will have to help this way-ward cousin, but she has no idea of the heartbreak and sorrow it will cost her, at the end. A definite must read!