Roses by Leila Meacham
(Grand Central Publishing, 2011, 640 pages)
Roses is a good summer read full of rich people with lots of family drama (and curses). It’s one of those family sagas that begs to be made into a mini-series with period costumes that would cover the 1900’s to the 1980’s. It’s not the best book I’ve ever read but I had lots of fun reading it!
You can also check out Sadie’s review of Roses.
“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.” –Amazon.com