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Roses by Leila Meacham
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Jun 24, 10

bookshelves: fiction
Read in June, 2010

** spoiler alert ** A warning with this book, although not sexually explicit there are two or three areas of extremely coarse language.

The novel is about a young woman that places more emphasis on her role as a cotton farmer rather than a potential wife and mother. It follows her life through her memories, the memories of a man she loved, and the current day thoughts and feelings of a grand niece that is following in her footsteps.

The novel is described as epic in the way of Gone with the Wind, but I wouldn't got that far. I was engrossed in the story, but since I have been reading more about the roles of women, I can easily see the flaws in the main character. As typical in today's novels promiscuity, and pre marital sex are a given although she does try to include the sterotypical attitudes of the day.

I'm not sure I would recommend this book to everyone given the warning above.
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