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Roses by Leila Meacham
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Mar 16, 2010

it was amazing
Read in March, 2010

It has been awhile since I have been pulled so thoroughly into a book that I can't put it down. "Roses" was a pleasant surprise to me. I was not expecting such a moving story. I was initially interested in it because it's set in East Texas and I knew that I would be familiar with the locations and terrain. What I was not expecting was the "Gone With the Wind" feel and cadence of the story involving three families whose lives were forever intwined. The story is told by three of the main characters, each telling picking up where the other had left off. The time period covers the early 1900s thru the mid-80s. I was brought to tears several times. The only criticism I would have would be that I wish the author had devoted more time to the ending. I understand why the story ended the way it did, however, I wasn't ready to stop reading and would have liked to seen a little farther down the line. Bottom line, "Roses" is an excellent and captivating read.
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