Audiobook CD - 2010
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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 Tolliver 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.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio ; Holland, Ohio : repackaged by Midwest Tape, p2010.
ISBN: 9780307750839
Branch Call Number: MEACH
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jan 27, 2017

Pretty average in all ways but the ending was very disappointing. I have liked family saga books in the past, but this one just didn't do it for me. This one was pretty heavy on the romance and pretty light on everything else.

Dec 16, 2014

This is what I would consider an epic novel. It spans four generations of three wealthy Texas families. The novel begins in present day, while the main characters are old and one is dying. From the beginning of the novel, you're prepared for a huge secret, which the author conceals well until the time is right for the reader to know what the secret is, and the impact it has on the characters. This novel is the epitome of a historical drama - war, romance and tragedy abounds.

I also like to comment on the narrator. She did a fine job. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more of this story.

Jan 18, 2012

Roses legitimately can be called an epic. Spanning several generations of two intertwined families, it points out the far-reaching regrets that result from abandoning relationships in favor of a family legacy. In Mary Tolivar, Leila has created a dynamic -- if frustrating -- lead character who, as she faces death, recognizes the missed opportunities of her early choices and makes a surprising decision in order to prevent her beloved niece from repeating her mistakes.

Feb 26, 2011

average reading interest.

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