Commercial fiction on an epic scale, ROSES redefines the classic American blockbuster for a new generation
East Texas, 1916 When precocious 16-year-old Mary Toliver inherits cotton plantation Somerset from her father, the first seeds of familial discontent are sown. By becoming the new mistress of Somerset, Mary betrays her mother Darla and her brother Miles, and the Toliver dynasty will never recover. And when Mary and timber magnate Percy Warwick decide not to marry, though fiercely in love, it is a decision which will have sad and tragic consequences not only for them but for generations of their families to come. Set against a panoramic backdrop, Roses is a heartbreaking love story of sex, scandal and seduction. It covers 100 years and three generations of Texans.
|Publication date:||20th January 2011|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Primary Genre||Romantic Fiction|
'This enthralling stunner, a good old-fashioned read, may herald the overdue return of those delicious doorstop epics from such writers as Barbara Taylor Bradford and Colleen McCullough. A refreshingly nostalgic bouquet of family angst, undying love and if onlys. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge'
Leila Meacham is a former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas.More About Leila Meacham