The charming young adult classic featuring much-loved orphan Rose Campbell from the author of Little Women.
After the death of her father, thirteen-year-old Rose Campbell is sent to live at “Aunt Hill” in Boston, a house teeming with not only her maiden great aunts, but also seven spirited male cousins. It’s no easy task for Rose to get used to the mayhem after being in a girls’ boarding school, but when her uncle Alec returns from overseas, he gives her the confidence to stretch her wings. Motherless most of her life, Rose now finds comfort in the embrace of her aunts—and the beginning of a lifelong friendship with Phebe Moore, the young kitchen maid.
“Everyone remembers Louisa May Alcott for Little Women and the bonds of family she portrayed in that book, but the friendship she paints in Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom is much more compelling to me. It stretches across years, overcomes social barriers, and fulfills the needs of the two women in expected and unexpected ways.” —The Toast
“Children over the years have loved the warm and fun relationships between Rose and the clan. . . . Louisa serves up great comfort food for the soul.” —Louisa May Alcott Is My Passion