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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Leila Meacham

Narrated By: Coleen Marlo

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2010

Duration: 18 hours 0 minutes


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.


  • Linda

    I enjoyed the history of this book, although the actual place is made up. I knew nothing about cotton farming, especially in Texas and what it's like to create a dynasty. Interesting.

  • Morgan D

    I loved it! The history through TX and the generational saga was fabulous. I am definitely planning to read Somerset soon!

  • Jen Calabrese

    Best book I've ever read I think. It's On par with Thornbirds ! Really great read!


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