In this 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.
Louisa May Alcott was a nineteenth century American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Alcott never married and died in Boston.