Audiobook CD - 2010
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In a quaint East Texas town, Mary Toliver, a wealthy cotton industrialist, regrets not marrying Percy Warwick, a timber tycoon. Their indecision and subsequent actions have a lasting effect on the next two generations of the respective families throughout the 20th century.
Published: New York : Random House, p2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780307750839
Branch Call Number: SPOKEN CD F MEA
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Marlo, Coleen


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Jan 27, 2017

Pretty average in all ways but the ending was very disappointing. I have liked family saga books in the past, but this one just didn't do it for me. This one was pretty heavy on the romance and pretty light on everything else.

Dec 16, 2014

This is what I would consider an epic novel. It spans four generations of three wealthy Texas families. The novel begins in present day, while the main characters are old and one is dying. From the beginning of the novel, you're prepared for a huge secret, which the author conceals well until the time is right for the reader to know what the secret is, and the impact it has on the characters. This novel is the epitome of a historical drama - war, romance and tragedy abounds.

I also like to comment on the narrator. She did a fine job. I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to more of this story.

Jan 18, 2012

Roses legitimately can be called an epic. Spanning several generations of two intertwined families, it points out the far-reaching regrets that result from abandoning relationships in favor of a family legacy. In Mary Tolivar, Leila has created a dynamic -- if frustrating -- lead character who, as she faces death, recognizes the missed opportunities of her early choices and makes a surprising decision in order to prevent her beloved niece from repeating her mistakes.

Feb 26, 2011

average reading interest.


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