Saturday, February 26, 2011

My Bookshelf--ROSES by Leila Meacham

Just finished this big, juicy, potboiler of a novel
yesterday and if you have some time of your hands,
you might want to make a pot of coffee or tea,
put your feet up and settle in for a nice
long read--624 pages!!!
This is an epic novel
which spans the twentieth century and
the story of three generations of the three
founding families of a small Texas town.
The core of the story centers around
Mary Toliver, who as a young girl inherits
her family's cotton plantation, Somerset.
Mary's obsession with the plantation,
destroys her chances of real happiness
and causes her to lose the love of her life.
At the end of her life, as she is dying
she puts into motion events that
totally change the life of the next generation.
I enjoyed this book, but have to admit
it's really a romance novel, dressed to the nines!
Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Linda Chapman said...

Sounds like a really great read! I shall look for this at my local library! Thanks for the recommendation!

Stitchfork said...

Some traveling coming up -- this will be one I'll stash in my take-along bag. Thanks for the recommendation Susan!
xo Cathy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

When I finish a book that long, I find myself missing the characters... It's like you have lost people you have shared in their lives. ;)

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