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by Coleen Marlo,Leila Meacham

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  • ISBN 0307750833
  • ISBN13 978-0307750839
  • Language English
  • Author Coleen Marlo,Leila Meacham
  • Publisher Random House Audio; Unabridged edition (February 23, 2010)
  • Formats mbr mobi azw rtf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Genre Fiction
  • Size ePub 1259 kb
  • Size Fb2 1488 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 981

Spanning the twentieth century, Roses is the story of the powerful founding families of Howbutker, Texas, and how their histories remain intertwined over the span of three generations. Cotton tycoon Mary Toliver and timber magnate Percy Warwick fell in love, but because of their stubborn natures and Mary’s devotion to her family’s land, they unwisely never wed. Now they must deal with the deceit, secrets, and tragedies that surround them, and the poignant loss of what might have been—not only for themselves, but also for their family legacies. With expert and unabashed big-canvas storytelling that reads like a Texas Gone With the Wind, Leila Meacham pens an epic of three intriguing generations. A deeply moving love story of struggle and sacrifice as well, ROSES is steeped with nostalgia for a time when honor and good manners were always the rule.

Leila Meacham (Author), Coleen Marlo (Reader). With expert and unabashed big-canvas storytelling that reads like a Texas Gone With the Wind, Leila Meacham pens an epic of three intriguing generations.

Leila Meacham (Author), Coleen Marlo (Reader). Book 2 of 2 in the Roses Series. A deeply moving love story of struggle and sacrifice as well, ROSES is steeped with nostalgia for a time when honor and good manners were always the rule.

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.

by Coleen Marlo and Leila Meacham. Select Format: Preloaded Digital Audio Player. Format:Preloaded Digital Audio Player. ISBN13:9781549183720.

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, living or dead, is coincidental. Except as permitted under the . Grand Central Publishing.

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Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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.

Roses By Leila Meacham. The book has much more substance to the story than expected. There are many unexpected plot twists that kept me intrigued throughout the entire book. When receiving a red rose the receiver will know the sender means to apologize for his or actions in life or in business. If the recipient of the red raised wishes to grant forgiveness and accept the apology he or she will send white rose. Such is the basis for this upcoming novel by Leila Meacham which expands many generations and more than one century to tell. Mary Tolliver DuMont has little time left and is determined to set the record straight before her death. Roses By Leila Meacham.

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Froststalker
Roses is a multi-generational family saga that is very well written. I'm not sure if I've ever encountered a book with more frustrating characters - particularly the women who were either obsessed with the Somerset plantation or else manipulative and vindictive. Pretty much everyone needed their heads knocked and their priorities realigned! There is a whole lot of sadness and regret, without much joy in any of the characters lives, and even the ending wasn't as joyful and satisfying as I was hoping. So this book earns 4 stars for being very well written, it draws the reader into the family story and makes you care for the characters. However I can't say I actually enjoyed reading it since it was so tragic and sad.
Meztisho
I ADORED "Roses" and put it in my top 10 favorite books of all time and I've read a lot of them. A generational book that will make you think about your own legacy and what kind of mark you will leave on the earth to those that follow behind you. Having traveled to the South this summer and visited some cotton plantations I found it easy to picture the lifestyle and imagine the period "Roses" takes place in. Be ready for a history lesson in the very best possible way. This is so much more than a romance novel and you won't be disappointed. I'm definitely a Leila Meacham fan forevermore!
Ffleg
I am glad to be finished with this book. I didn't appreciate the disregard for the heart throughout the story. To me the characters were manipulative and self serving and far too cold to be enjoyed. Having grown up in a loving family, I can't imagine allowing things be more important than love. I gave it three stars because the writing flowed and was well done, I just didn't care for the characters personally. I also felt the climactic buildup at the end was hardly satisfying considering the amount of time spent waiting to 'understand' all of the why's...
Kagrel
I have tried to read this story twice and have not felt compelled to finish either time. Judging from the many good reviews I can hardly trust my own judgement. I am actually from East Texas and always want to read any story that is set here. While the story-line was interesting enough I found the plot to be a bit lackluster. Maybe it's just me and I prefer a little more grit in my fiction. Sort of like grits at breakfast adds a special element to a good southern meal.
Hap
After reading Somerset, which I LOVED, I couldn't wait to read Roses. I was not disappointed. Because I read it immediately after Somerset, the characters were still very fresh in my mind which made Roses even more delightful to read because they talked a lot about the previous characters. I felt a great sense of nostalgia reading this. Both books played out vividly in my mind. Will be looking for more books by Leila Meacham.
Vathennece
I read this book for Book Club while on vacation with some girlfriends. We all loved the book. Even though it is not Gone with the Wind or Thornbirds, it does have that family saga with several generations and relationships that are not ideal. So, I guess you could compare it to those books. The main characters were flawed, but loved. I plan to read the prequel as well. Very enjoyable, and even though it was a little longer than many books (600+ pages), it went fast, did not seem long at all.
Wizard
Have read this book twice now. This time I read it right after reading the prequel, 'Somerset' and I loved the continuing story. I'm a Texas history nut and love that these two novels follow the true history of Texas. They ARE novels and the people are fictional, but they give a wonderful understanding of the settlement and early history of Texas.
I had to force myself to actually finish this book. It seemed to go on forever, becoming more repetitive and unbelievable as time went on. By the end, I could barely remember what the original conflict was, or care. Many of the actions and motivations simply made no sense. The end was maddening in the way that a soap opera is -- one character stubbornly refusing to listen to someone's story, so her actions and feelings continually make no sense. Once she hears the story, she caves. How is this tension, when the reader already knows the story? I was waiting for a big reveal near the end but it didn't happen.And I agree with the many other reviewers who point out the central anti-feminist theme: a man can have it all with a woman to care for the kids; a woman can't.