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Grand Central Publishing, Jan 6, 2010 - Fiction - 624 pages
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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.

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If you love romance, tragedy and drama, this book is it. although no Gone with the wind, it sets its roots in southern culture and temperament, with an amazing story surrounding family birth right that leaves the reader suspenseful to wonder, how could such a saga end?

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Couldn't of been more extravagant & intriguing for me, from all the books I've ever read, this 1 had me going....

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Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Somerset, and Tumbleweeds. For more information, please visit

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