Roses is an epic spanning three generations, and the memory of it lingers still. I blogged once about my love of sagas, and Roses is definitely one!
This story takes place in Howbutker, Texas spanning the twentieth century. At the helm of this story is the ever matriarch, Mary Toliver, a cotton tycoon with a passion for the land. Dedicated and resilient, she continues her family empire and carves a dynasty that only Mary can.
Percy Warwick hails from the timber dynasty, and his passion for Mary runs parallel to any love she might have for the land. Despite their shared passion, secrets and tragedy follow them as they navigate their way through family loyalties and honor. Choices made are not always for the best, and whatever price is owed will have to be paid in the end. And the Toliver curse will have to be faced, if the next generation is to have a chance at all…in love, and on the land that will hold them.
I truly loved this story! Richly woven, these characters are ones you won’t forget. I love the author’s poignant telling of Mary’s story during the early 1900′s, and she shared Percy’s beginnings with equal passion. I can see a movie made of this one, and I’ll be there!