January 2010 Indie Next List
“This family saga is as big as the state of Texas, where it takes place. Three generations struggle to hold onto the family land causing heartache, deceit, and, finally, forgiveness.”
— Nancy Sullivan, Oblong Books & Music, Rhinebeck, NY
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.
About the Author
Leila Meachamis the author of the New York Times bestseller Roses. She graduated from the University of North Texas and is a former teacher who lives with her husband in San Antonio.
"AudioFile" Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has earned numerous "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of "Snakewoman of Little Egypt" by Robert Hellenga.