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A sweeping multigenerational Southern saga "with echoes of Gone with the Wind ." ( Publishers Weekly )

Spanning the 20th century, the story of Roses takes place in a small East Texas town against the backdrop of the powerful timber and cotton industries, industries controlled by the scions of the town's founding families. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick should have married but unwisely did not, and now must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies of their choice and the loss of what might have been--not just for themselves but for their children, and their children's children.

With expert, unabashed, big-canvas storytelling, Roses covers a hundred years, three generations of Texans and the explosive combination of passion for work and longing for love.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2010.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780446559980
Characteristics: 802 p. ;,23 cm.


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Dec 12, 2017

Discovered this book as a sequel to the Toliver-Warwick-Dumont story of establishing a town in Texas. The continuing story of the next generation gave me such an appreciation for this author's narrative style which is as good, possibly better than the first book. As I read each storyline, I kept asking myself repeatedly, will the red rose be given and a white rose received? Thoroughly engrossing!

Jul 04, 2017

Loved this book. The story line was amazing and it kept you wanting to read more.

Jul 17, 2016

I loved this book! It's a rambling saga of friends and family that spans many, many years.
I'm looking forward to reading everything this author writes.

triptophan Feb 28, 2016

This novel, Roses, is excellent. It's about Mary, who inherits her father's farm after he passes away and she sacrifices everything for the farm including giving up the man she loves--Percy Warrick. The author, Leila Meacham has written a great book and I highly recommend it! Five stars!

Dec 16, 2014

This is what I would consider an epic novel. It spans four generations of three wealthy Texas families. The novel begins in present day, while the main characters are old and one is dying. From the beginning of the novel, you're prepared for a huge secret, which the author conceals well until the time is right for the reader to know what the secret is, and the impact it has on the characters. This novel is the epitome of a historical drama - war, romance and tragedy abounds.

May 15, 2014

A very enjoyable read, but I'm glad I read Somerset first. It helped me to understand the characters and situations easier.

May 03, 2014

A big epic story about three different characters. A little heart breaking at times but if you like to sink your teeth into a big story, you will like this.

Feb 17, 2012

Passion, secrets and a family curse lie at the heart of this sumptious novel. A must for readers who enjoy romantic, multigenerational sagas.

sadiearivera Jun 14, 2011

A compelling read. The characters were well developed and the story moved at a good pace.

I did find something a little cliché about the way it all sort of fit together in the end.

Overall, I liked this book and would recommend.

Apr 27, 2011

Great story that went a little too long.

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