Oct 26, 2010

Roses by Leila Meacham

"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 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." - GoodReads Review

Although it may be 624 pages long, Roses feels almost too short. I could not put this book down.  A 20th century Gone With The Wind of sorts, but reads like an Anglo-Saxan or Greek Epic.  Both fast-paced and engaging, Roses is not a book to be forgotten. The characters are extremely well-developed and I think everything about this book is simply wonderful.  Definitely one of the best books I've ever read. 


{The Young Southern Prep}

1 comment:

  1. I have added this to my list of books to read it sounds good


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