Very Vintage: The Baron's Gloves by Louisa May Alcott


    Two rather young women, Amy and Helen, traveling with an older uncle, are doing the "tour" of Europe, and are supposedly soaking up education but secretly yearning for adventures and romance. At this wish for adventure, a pair of gloves suddenly drops beside them from a balcony above their hotel room near Coblentz. Ah, whose gloves? The two young men who enter the lives of these ladies are rich and eligible adventurers traveling through Europe, and agree to play a prank on the young women by becoming aides to their uncle.

    This is a little masterpiece. It is not as well-known as some of her other works, but it is just as beautifully crafted as Little Women.
    For the greatest part it is a romance with a touch of adventure, and a great one at that. But i really think there is more to it than just that.
     By the end, the author has managed to draw us into the characters and show us how friendship ,or a simple flirtation can slowly turn into tender, fierce, true love. I loved this book for it.
     I hope you can find this little diamond and can see the meaning of true affection between a boy and a girl for yourselves.

Rating: 5/5
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