Rose Campbell is twenty-one, beautiful, sensitive, wealthy, and just returned from two years touring Europe with her guardian, Uncle Alec, and her maid turned companion, Phebe. At "Aunt Hill", home of Rose's many Campbell aunts and uncles, and seven male cousins, there is a consensus that Rose should be married. But to whom? And will the independent-minded Rose agree to marry anyone?
Lousia May Alcott's 1876 novel is the superb sequel to "Eight Cousins", a romantic comedy in which Rose, who would prefer to pursue a career of philanthropy, must contend with a series of suitors, including especially four Campbell cousins of her own age. The good-hearted Rose will have choices to make, and Alcott makes the journey to that choice as entertaining, and morally uplifting as only the author of "Little Women" and "Little Men" can.
"Rose in Bloom" is very highly recommended to fans of Louisa May Alcott. Those readers who enjoyed the first novel about Rose Campbell's story, "Eight Cousins", should find this a satifying conclusion.