Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Roses by Leila Meacham (#16)
Very enjoyable and reminiscent of "Gone With the Wind", "Roses" is set in Howbutker, Texas and concerns the lives of the three founding families of the town. Mary Dumont is a southern belle, obsessed with maintaining Somerset, the cotton plantation she inherits from her father. Because of the inheritance, Mary loses the affections of her brother and mother, and her passionate love for Oliver, another member of a founding family, is very troubled. The book in just over 600 pages follows the families through three generations with unresolved issues continuing until all is concluded at the very end. I heartily recommend this book.