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Roses by Leila Meacham
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Aug 14, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: library-book, historical-fiction, read-in-2010, read-in-august
Read from August 09 to 12, 2010

I was sucked into this book from the first few pages. Due to the size, I was reading it only at home and another book on my nook for my lunch book/in my purse book. Had I read it at lunches I probably would have finished it in 2 days, it was that good. I was surprised at the amount of suspense as the story wound its way through the generations of Tolliver’s and Warwick’s. Mary and Percy were heartbreakingly selfish but also generous throughout the book so I could never really dislike them for their actions. While their actions cost themselves more than anyone, their actions also deeply impacted those that they loved most. I cried big ugly tears at their anguish, when tragedy struck the characters and when wonderful things happened as well. This was a very involving book for me and I found myself wondering what happened next throughout my day and feeling heartsick for the losses they all had to endure.

The only thing that kept this book from receiving an A from me is the ending. It was too fast, too summarized and too compact. With a book this size, the ending should have been more descriptive and went longer into the future. I had followed some of these characters from their childhood and then all of a sudden, it ended. I wanted more.

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08/09/2010 page 15
08/11/2010 page 418
67.0% "I have sobbed like a baby so many times I lost track. SO good, SO emotional."
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Elisha (lishie) I carried it because I got sucked in too! I agree with you.

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