Somerset

Somerset

Large Print - 2014
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Gone with the Wind meets The Help in the stunning prequel to Leila Meacham's bestselling family epic Roses .

"From birth, Jessica had eschewed the role to which she'd been born. Was it because she sensed that her father's indulgence was compensation for his disappointment in her? Jessica thought too much, questioned, challenged, rebelled. Sometimes Eunice thought her daughter should have been born a male."

Born into the wealthiest and most influential family in 1830s South Carolina, Jessica Wyndham was expected to look appealing, act with decorum, and marry a suitably prominent and respectable man. However, her outspoken opinions and unflagging sense of justice make her a difficult-and dangerous-firebrand, especially for slavery-dependent Carson Wyndham. Jessica's testing of her powerful father's love is only the beginning of the pain, passion, and triumph she will experience on a journey with the indomitable, land-obsessed Silas Toliver and headstrong Jeremy Warwick to a wild new land called Texas.

PRAISE FOR LEILA MEACHAM
"Discovering Leila Meacham and her spectacular talent is akin to discovering gold. With this novel she has become a national treasure."
- Huffington Post

"Rich with American history and pitch-perfect storytelling, fans and new readers alike will find themselves absorbed in the family saga that Meacham has proven-once again-talented in telling."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Publisher: New York :, Grand Central Publishing,, 2014
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2014
Edition: First edition, Large print edition
ISBN: 9781455576210
Branch Call Number: LPF MEA NVD
Characteristics: 610 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 24 cm

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janesr
Dec 12, 2017

I could not put this book down. The author is a great storyteller. Her depiction of the characters struggling with family honor and loyalty, as well as Southern values both in their homeland and in the new land where they settle provides a intense plot line in parts of the book. Can't wait to read the sequel!

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pp47
Sep 27, 2015

I was hoping(am hoping)for the rest of the story for roses I could not put it down.

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sasie
Jun 07, 2014

Absolutely great story.

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roseymc
May 17, 2014

Excellent ! the waiting was worth it. Roses and Tumbleweeds comes before and does not dissapoint from this wonderful author.

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mztory
May 15, 2014

A book I could not put down. For such a thick book it was a fast read. After reading it I read Roses. If you enjoy family sagas these are two great books.

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wmtlady
Apr 27, 2014

great novelist with flair for making history "come alive."

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