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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  - CandyH - LibraryThing

Somerset is the prequel to Roses by Leila Meacham. Her Roses and Tumbleweeds are two of the best books I have ever read. I devoured Somerset which is a fabulous account of the Tolivers, Warwiciks and ... Read full review

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User Review  - lauras67 - LibraryThing

An epic family saga A prequel to Leila Meacham’s ‘Roses’…… ’Somerset’ tells the story of three generations of Tolivers, Warwicks and DuMonts as they first move to Texas and begin to build their ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

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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