Rose in Bloom

Read by Maria Therese

(4.6 stars; 438 reviews)

Opening several years after the close of "Eight Cousins", we find Rose coming home fresh from a voyage overseas, to find much changed about her. Now of a marriageable aged and heiress to a fortune, Rose finds joy,sorrow, and finally love await her -- as the Rose is finally ready to bloom into a good, strong, sweet and true woman.

This sequel to Eight Cousins was written by Louisa May Alcott, the author of many well beloved children's books including Little Women, An Old Fashioned Girl, Under the Lilacs and more. (Summary by Maria Therese) (8 hr 58 min)


00 - Preface 0:59 Read by Maria Therese
01 - Coming Home 43:14 Read by Maria Therese
02 - Old Friends With New Faces 33:06 Read by Maria Therese
03 - Miss Campbell 23:36 Read by Maria Therese
04 - Thorns Among the Roses 16:21 Read by Maria Therese
05 - Prince Charming 26:39 Read by Maria Therese
06 - Polishing Mac 34:02 Read by Maria Therese
07 - Phebe 37:55 Read by Maria Therese
08 - Breaker's Ahead 15:17 Read by Maria Therese
09 - New Year's Calls 27:05 Read by Maria Therese
10 - The Sad and Sober Part 16:59 Read by Maria Therese
11 - Small Temptations 28:35 Read by Maria Therese
12 - At Kitty's Ball 31:57 Read by Maria Therese
13 - Both Sides 26:08 Read by Maria Therese
14 - Aunt Clara's Plan 13:36 Read by Maria Therese
15 - Alas for Charlie! 22:08 Read by Maria Therese
16 - Good Works 20:46 Read by Maria Therese
17 - Among the Haycocks 26:27 Read by Maria Therese
18 - Which Was It? 34:41 Read by Maria Therese
19 - Behind the Fountain 11:28 Read by Maria Therese
20 - What Mac Did 19:09 Read by Maria Therese
21 - How Phebe Earned Her Welcome 17:26 Read by Maria Therese
22 - Short and Sweet 10:55 Read by Maria Therese



(4 stars)

I almost gave this a mss after reading previous reviews but I'm glad I decided to try it. Perhaps it has been re recorded? There are occasional mis pronunciations, but the other comments don't seem valid. I found the reading far better than many on Librovox.

Loooved the story

(4.5 stars)

Going back to learn more about these characters that we loved from Eight Cousins was so amazing!! Loved the story , loved the characters even though both were a little preachy at times. It took a little time to adjust to the narrator though.

Loved it!

(5 stars)

Reader was great, story amazing. Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite authors, and she has not failed. Occasional mispronunciations, but not too noticeable. Very clear and easy to understand. Five stars! It may be for a little bit older children, though. Not inappropriate, but younger children may not appreciate it as much as tweens and teens.

Such a Favorite!

(5 stars)

This is one of my favorite Alcott books, and I didn't mind the reader at all. Yes, some words were mispronounced....but hey, she's a volunteer! She did a great job! The story is so sweet and captivating too, with recurring themes and delightful word pictures. I love it.


(5 stars)

This was one of the best stories I have ever heard thank you with all my heart😀❤️👍😄

(5 stars)

I love this reader. I have listened to her for years. Thank you!

So Beautiful and romantic

(5 stars)

I was actually weeping at one point ( I won't say what as too not spoil it) it's not a fariy tale they are real people and everything doesn't always go perfectly. Reader is fine I would definitely recommend

Very Nice

(4.5 stars)

Well done! It's a good book, and the reader is quite good. I am glad she also read the Eight Cousins,as well as the Rose in Bloom.