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Romantic,
Confusing,
Epic

3 reviews

Roses
by Leila Meacham

Published: 2009-12-29
Kindle Edition : 622 pages
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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 ...
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Introduction

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.

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Discussion Questions

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In today's modern world, how would most women view the choices made by Mary and Rachel and the reactions of the men in their lives?
Do you approve of the choices made by Mary and her father, regarding the plantation? Why/why not?
How would you describe the behavior of Mary's mother, Darla?
by thewanderingjew (see profile) 02/22/14

Did you find Mary Toliver DuMont a sympathetic character; how did you feel about her?
Why do you think Leila Meacham chose the "Rose" theme for her novel? Compare to "The War of The Roses", the civil war between the houses of York and Lancaster.
Discuss inheritance, should it be fair?
by Patimo (see profile) 03/25/10

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Book Club Recommendations

An Epic Read, good female discussion book
by Patimo (see profile) 03/25/10
A nice vase of red and white roses would be a great touch for the hostess.

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by JPMay (see profile) 11/09/18

 
  "Roses, Leila Meacham"by thewanderingjew (see profile) 02/22/14

“Roses” is the story of three families and their offspring, over several generations. The lives of the Tolivers, the DuMonts and the Warwicks, are intertwined for years. Even with hard t... (read more)

 
  "Great read....."by pattibergman (see profile) 03/08/12

 
  "Review for "Roses" by Leila Meacham"by Patimo (see profile) 03/25/10

I found this book to be a very easy and relaxing read. I feel it's a good read for a group of ladies as it is a good discussion book for topics such as love, inheritance, obsessions, family relationships.... (read more)

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