By Louisa May Alcott
The first novel written by a 17 year old Louisa May Alcott, isn’t the best novel she’s written, but it is quite possibly one of the sweetest. Edith Adelon is a lady’s maid to young Amy Hamilton, whose father saved Edith from an Italian orphanage as a child. Edith is thrown into high society with Amy quite suddenly when the Hamilton’s cousin Ida Glenshaw comes to stay and find herself a husband. The ensuing story is one of sweet first loves, betrayal, and family. It’s a lovely little novella that can be read in a day or so, and for those who enjoy movie adaptations, I highly recommend the adaptation starring Thomas Gibson (Criminal Minds). It’s one of my go-to movies when I need a sweet romance.
It gets a 3.5 out of 5 (But the movie gets a 4 out of 5!)