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Grand Central Publishing, Feb 4, 2014 - Fiction - 624 pages
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One hundred fifty years of Roses' Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts! We begin in the antebellum South on Plantation Alley in South Carolina, where Silas Toliver, deprived of his inheritance, joins up with his best friend Jeremy Warwick to plan a wagon train expedition to the "black waxy" promise of a new territory called Texas. Slavery, westward expansion, abolition, the Civil War, love, marriage, friendship, tragedy and triumph-all the ingredients (and much more) that made so many love Roses so much-are here in abundance.

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User Review  - Lesa Holstine - Book Verdict

In the prequel to the best-selling Roses, Meacham examines the early history of the three founding families of Howbutker, TX, from 1835 to 1900. The Tolivers, Warwicks, and DuMonts leave their Eastern ... Read full review

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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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